Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sound or signal, as from a horn or an electronic device.
  • intransitive verb To make a beep.
  • intransitive verb To cause to make a beep.
  • intransitive verb To activate the beeper of (a person) by telephoning its number.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The sound produced by the horn of a car, or any similar sound.
  • noun A short, electronically produced tone.
  • verb transitive To sound (something that makes a beep).
  • verb transitive To have sexual intercourse (with) - referring to the bleep tone used to censor obscene words in broadcasts
  • verb intransitive To produce a beep.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb call, summon, or alert with a beeper
  • verb make a loud noise
  • noun a short high tone produced as a signal or warning

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Imitative.]

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Onomatopoeic.

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