Noise Definition

noiz
noised, noises, noising
noun
noises
Any loud, discordant, or disagreeable sound or sounds.
Webster's New World
Loud or confused shouting; din of voices; clamor.
Webster's New World
A sound of any kind.
The noise of the rain.
Webster's New World
A disturbance, especially a random and persistent disturbance, that obscures or reduces the clarity of a signal.
American Heritage
Irrelevant or meaningless data.
American Heritage
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verb
noised, noises, noising
To talk much or loudly.
Webster's New World
To spread about (a report, rumor, etc.)
Webster's New World
To make noise or a noise.
Webster's New World
other

(Various sounds): bang, boom, crash, thud.

Wiktionary
Factors that can be cited as the reason that prices for a stock or other investments rose or fell, but that the person making the comment doesn’t think had much of a substantial effect.
Webster's New World Finance
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Other Word Forms of Noise

Noun

Singular:
noise
Plural:
noises

Origin of Noise

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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