Definitions for: Buzz


[n] a confusion of activity and gossip; "the buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued"
[n] sound of rapid vibration; "the buzz of a bumble bee"
[v] call with a buzzer; "he buzzed the servant"
[v] fly low; "Planes buzzed the crowds in the square"
[v] make a buzzing sound
[v] be noisy with activity; "This office is buzzing with activity"



Webster (1913) Definition: Buzz, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Buzzed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Buzzing.] [An onomatop[oe]ia.]
To make a low, continuous, humming or sibilant sound, like
that made by bees with their wings. Hence: To utter a
murmuring sound; to speak with a low, humming voice.

Like a wasp is buzzed, and stung him. --Longfellow.

However these disturbers of our peace Buzz in the
people's ears. --Shak.


Buzz, v. t.
1. To sound forth by buzzing. --Shak.

2. To whisper; to communicate, as tales, in an under tone; to
spread, as report, by whispers, or secretly.

I will buzz abroad such prophecies That Edward shall
be fearful of his life. --Shak.

3. To talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming
voice. [Colloq.]

4. (Phonetics) To sound with a ``buzz''. --H. Sweet.


Buzz, n.
1. A continuous, humming noise, as of bees; a confused
murmur, as of general conversation in low tones, or of a
general expression of surprise or approbation. ``The
constant buzz of a fly.'' --Macaulay.



I found the whole room in a buzz of politics. --Addison.

There is a buzz all around regarding the sermon.
--Thackeray.

2. A whisper; a report spread secretly or cautiously.

There's a certain buzz Of a stolen marriage.
--Massinger.

3. (Phonetics) The audible friction of voice consonants. --H.
Sweet.

Synonyms: bombilate, bombilation, bombinate, bombination, hum, seethe

See Also: activity, be, fly, go, pullulate, sound, sound, summon, swarm, teem, wing

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Famous Quotes Containing Buzz:


The buzz is still with me. I get goose bumps.

-- David Beckham (English Athlete)

It's hard to get into Newsweek because, as more of our former intellectual magazines take on a pop focus, if there's no buzz, there's no interest.

-- Branford Marsalis (American Musician)

I don't see one as bring better or more literate than the other and there's a real buzz to not only writing about a character I love like Superman, but also writing something that kids can enjoy.

-- Mark Millar (Scottish Writer)

I'm very leery of show business, having been in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. Buzz is a dangerous thing that I've heard applied to a lot of people that I've since not heard of again.

-- Greg Kinnear (American Actor)

A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower.

-- Kin Hubbard (American Journalist)

There's been a big buzz about the Charlatans in the last couple of years. I've heard the word Charlatans more in the last few years than I'd heard it for the previous 20 years. People would interview me for years and never even mention the Charlatans.

-- Dan Hicks ( Musician)

I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk.

-- James Patterson (American Author)

I'm an outdoorsman kind of person, so I don't like the buzz of the crowd, crowd, crowd and all that so much. I mean I don't mind it, but I don't seek it out.

-- Josh Holloway (American Actor)

Buzz has reduced my range. Running safely with him means using fewer and shorter routes, with multiple laps per day or multiple returns there per week. Neither of us minds repeating ourselves. This is what runners do.

-- Joe Henderson (American Athlete)

News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what's noise and news after the fact is easy.

-- Maria Bartiromo (American Journalist)

The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.

-- Arthur Hugh Clough (English Poet)

I suppose all of us - we have the old Protestant work ethic of feeling guilty when you're not working, and getting a buzz from feeling like you're really busy. That's the reason to sort of carry on.

-- Jonny Greenwood (English Musician)

I think they should have a Barbie with a buzz cut.

-- Ellen DeGeneres (American Comedian)

Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain range and we didn't enter it until after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon. So we went to the moon, played golf up there, before we went to the largest feature on our own planet.

-- Robert Ballard (American Scientist)

Mr. President, the buzz saw that your healthcare bill ran into wasn't lobbyists and special interests it was tens of millions of American's who were saying, 'Stop!'

-- John Boehner (American Politician)

When you hear buzz around the beehive, you know they're making honey in there.

-- Terrence Howard (American Actor)

Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift... The hangover comes the day after.

-- Joyce Brothers (American Psychologist)

However, the radio and national media depend much more on the hype from a good record label, and from a " buzz " about a band, then from just one or two good shows. There are a lot of artists that have a ton of good press going for them, and still do not make it big in the US.

-- Pat Garrett (American -)

His name, Buzz, fits. He can buzz along at 40 miles an hour when his genetic memory moves him.

-- Joe Henderson (American Athlete)

I'll be in Los Angeles for two weeks and I'll have a laugh, get battered and have a buzz, but at the end of the day, I'll go home. It's just me earning a few more stories to tell everyone at home and all.

-- Colin Farrell (Irish Actor)

I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It's a kind of mass insecurity people want something to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy it because it makes them feel insecure.

-- Danielle Dax (English Musician)

I'd like to go back to standup. I don't like to think I've done my last gig. At the moment it terrifies me, I get really nervous. It's a great buzz when it goes well.

-- Mackenzie Crook (English Actor)

Rock and rollers can get you the youth buzz, and younger people are fanatical readers.

-- James Ellroy (American Writer)

I mean, the competition is really created by the buzz around the Emmys. It's a totally subjective thing.

-- Michael C. Hall (American Actor)

I just love having a buzz all the time, regardless of the consequences.

-- Mark Roberts (American Actor)

I asked my daughter when she was 16, What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth.

-- Ace Frehley (American Musician)

Buzz and the right publicist are not only important but crucial in show business.

-- Halston (American Designer)


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