from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make a low droning or vibrating sound like that of a bee.
- intransitive v. To talk, often excitedly, in low tones.
- intransitive v. To be abuzz; hum: The department was buzzing with rumors.
- intransitive v. To move quickly and busily; bustle.
- intransitive v. To make a signal with a buzzer.
- transitive v. To cause to buzz.
- transitive v. To utter in a rapid, low voice: "What is he buzzing in my ears?” ( Robert Browning).
- transitive v. Informal To fly low over: The plane buzzed the control tower.
- transitive v. To call or signal with a buzzer.
- transitive v. To make a telephone call to.
- transitive v. To give a buzzcut to.
- n. A vibrating, humming, or droning sound.
- n. A low murmur: a buzz of talk.
- n. A telephone call: Give me a buzz at nine.
- n. Slang A state of pleasant intoxication, as from alcohol.
- n. Slang A state of stimulation or overstimulation, as from caffeine.
- n. Slang Excited interest or attention: "The biggest buzz surrounds the simplest antioxidants: vitamins” ( Carol Turkington).
- n. Slang Rumor; gossip: the latest buzz from Hollywood.
- n. A buzzcut.
- buzz off Informal To leave quickly; go away: I told them in no uncertain terms to buzz off.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A continuous, humming noise, as of bees; a confused murmur, as of general conversation in low tones.
- n. A whisper.
- n. The audible friction of voice consonants.
- n. A rush or feeling of energy or excitement; a feeling of slight intoxication.
- n. A telephone call.
- n. Major topic of conversation; widespread rumor; information spread behind the scenes.
- v. To make a low, continuous, humming or sibilant sound, like that made by bees with their wings.
- v. To whisper; to communicate, as tales, in an undertone; to spread, as a report, by whispers or secretly.
- v. To talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming voice.
- v. To fly at high speed and at a very low altitude over a location.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To sound forth by buzzing.
- transitive v. To whisper; to communicate, as tales, in an under tone; to spread, as report, by whispers, or secretly.
- transitive v. To talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming voice.
- transitive v. To sound with a “buzz”.
- n. 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.
- n. A whisper; a report spread secretly or cautiously.
- n. The audible friction of voice consonants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a low humming sound, as bees; emit a sound like a prolonged utterance of z, as by a slow expiration of intonated or sonant breath between the tongue and the roof of the mouth or the upper teeth.
- To whisper buzzingly; speak with a low humming voice; make a low sibilant sound.
- To make known by buzzing.
- To whisper; spread or report by whispers; spread secretly.
- To share equally the last of a bottle of wine, when there is not enough for a full glass to each of the party.
- n. A continuous humming sound, as of bees.
- n. A confused humming sound, such as that made by a number of people busily engaged in conversation or at work; the confused humming sound of bustling activity or stir; hence, a state of activity or ferment: as, the buzz of conversation ceased when he appeared; my head is all in a buzz.
- n. A rumor or report.
- n. Gossamer.
- See buz.
- To move hurriedly or with fuss; run; fuss about: as, to buzz along; to buzz about; to buzz against a person.
- To pick pockets.
- To throw with violence.
- To drink (a bottle) till it is empty.
- n. In angling, a beetle or its artificial imitation used as bait.
- n. A bur; prickly calyx.
- See buzzwig.
- Of an artificial fly, having the hackle wrapped closely under the wings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sound of rapid vibration
- n. a confusion of activity and gossip
- v. fly low
- v. be noisy with activity
- v. make a buzzing sound
- v. call with a buzzer
The endorphin "buzz" is good; the sense of wellbeing and healthiness; frankly, the sense of satisfaction and even superiority one gets from being fit? they are all part of it.
We're only a week old, but the buzz is already deafening.
"The word 'buzz' worries me if I'm honest," he says, before pausing, and skilfully steering the conversation on to more familiar ground.
If you want to understand what the buzz is about this actor, watch that movie.
All the buzz is around Biden, but I think Clinton will be the VP pick.
All the buzz is around the hardware, but the iPhone is most interesting because it is a mobile computer.
I can't understand what the buzz is about. kevjohn on Aug 5, 2008
I definitely understand now what the buzz is about.
I am just finishing the last of the episodes in the DVD set, and I can see what all the buzz is about.
Jordan's return will be televised on NBC and all of the buzz is there, but Chicago belongs to the Bears right now, not the Bulls or even Jordan.