- The definition of buzz is a low and continuous humming sound, or is a quiet murmur of voices.
- The sound a bee makes is an example of a buzz.
- The ringing of a telephone is an example of a buzz.
- Buzz can mean gossip or news, an excited atmosphere, a feeling of euphoria or to a telephone call.
- The gossip around town is an example of buzz.
- A feeling of general excitement at a holiday party is an example of buzz.
- A feeling of being high on life is an example of buzz.
- Giving someone a ring on the phone to chat is an example of giving them a buzz.
- To buzz is defined as to make a low humming sound, to call someone or to send a signal using a buzzer.
- When you make a sound like a bee, this is an example of buzz.
- When you give someone a ring on the phone, this is an example of how you buzz the person.
- When you press a doorbell to alert someone you are there, this is an example of how you buzz someone.
The bee makes a buzzing sound.
buzz definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- to make a sound like that of a prolonged z; hum like a bee
- to talk excitedly or incessantly, esp. in low tones
- to gossip
- to move with a buzzing sound
- to be filled with noisy activity or talk
- to utter or tell (gossip, rumors, etc.) in a buzzing manner
- to make (wings, etc.) buzz
- to fly an airplane low over (a building, etc.), often as a signal
- to signal (someone) with a buzzer
- Informal to telephone
- a sound like that of a prolonged z or a bee's hum; buzzing
- a confused sound, as of many excited voices
- noisy activity; stir; agitation
- a signal on a buzzer
- Informal buzz cut
- Informal a telephone call
- Informal rumor or speculation circulating about some person, event, etc.
- Slang a condition of euphoria induced as by drugs
buzz definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
verb buzzed, buzz·ing, buzz·es verb, intransitive
- To make a low droning or vibrating sound like that of a bee.
- a. To talk, often excitedly, in low tones.b. To be abuzz; hum: The department was buzzing with rumors.
- To move quickly and busily; bustle.
- To make a signal with a buzzer.
- To cause to buzz.
- To utter in a rapid, low voice: “What is he buzzing in my ears?” (Robert Browning).
- Informal To fly low over: The plane buzzed the control tower.
- To call or signal with a buzzer.
- To make a telephone call to.
- To give a buzzcut to.
- A vibrating, humming, or droning sound.
- A low murmur: a buzz of talk.
- A telephone call: Give me a buzz at nine.
- Slang a. A state of pleasant intoxication, as from alcohol.b. A state of stimulation or overstimulation, as from caffeine.
- Slang a. Excited interest or attention: “The biggest buzz surrounds the simplest antioxidants: vitamins” (Carol Turkington).b. Rumor; gossip: the latest buzz from Hollywood.
- A buzzcut.
Origin: Middle English bussen, of imitative origin.
buzz - Computer Definition
buzz - Phrases/Idioms
to scurry about
Slang go away; depart: often used in the imperative