An example of a noise is the sound of fireworks.
An example of to noise is to gossip around town.
He knew that it was trash day, when the garbage collectors made all the noise.
The noise of the mob; a lot of noise over the new law.
The noise of the rain.
Origin of noise
- Middle English from Old French perhaps from Vulgar Latin nausea discomfort from Latin nausea seasickness nausea
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old French noise (“a dispute, wrangle, strife, noise"); origin uncertain; according to some, from Latin nausea (“disgust, nausea"); according to others, from Latin noxia (“hurt, harm, damage, injury"); but neither explanation is satisfactory in regard to either form or sense.