Definify.com

Webster 1913 Edition


Noise

Noise

,
Noun.
[F.
noise
noisy strife, quarrel, brawl, fr. L.
nausea
seasickness, sickness, disgust. See
Nausea
.]
1.
Sound of any kind.
The heavens turn about in a most rapid motion without
noise

to us perceived.
Bacon.
Noise is either a sound of too short a duration to be determined, like the report of a cannon; or else it is a confused mixture of many discordant sounds, like the rolling of thunder or the noise of the waves. Nevertheless, the difference between sound and noise is by no means precise.
Ganot.
2.
Especially, loud, confused, or senseless sound; clamor; din.
3.
Loud or continuous talk; general talk or discussion; rumor; report.
“The noise goes.”
Shak.
What
noise
have we had about transplantation of diseases and transfusion of blood!
T. Baker.
Socrates lived in Athens during the great plague which has made so much
noise
in all ages.
Spectator.
4.
Music, in general; a concert; also, a company of musicians; a band.
[Obs.]
Milton.
The king has his
noise
of gypsies.
B. Jonson.
Syn. – Cry; outcry; clamor; din; clatter; uproar.

Noise

,
Verb.
I.
To sound; to make a noise.
Milton.

Noise

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Noised
;
p pr. & vb. n.
Noising
.]
1.
To spread by rumor or report.
All these sayings were
noised
abroad.
Luke i. 65.
2.
To disturb with noise.
[Obs.]
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Noise

NOISE

,
Noun.
1.
Sound of any kind, or proceeding from any cause, as the sound made by the organs of speech, by the wings of an insect, the rushing of the wind, or the roaring of the sea, of cannon or thunder, a low sound, a high sound, &c.; a word of general signification.
2.
Outcry; clamor; loud, importunate or continued talk expressive of boasting, complaint or quarreling. In quarreling, it expresses less than uproar.
What noise have we about transplantation of diseases and transfusion of blood?
3.
Frequent talk; much public conversation.
Socrates lived in Athens during the great plague which has made so much noise in all ages, and never caught the least infection.

NOISE

,
Verb.
I.
To sound loud.
Harm those terrors did me none, though noising loud.

NOISE

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To spread by rumor or report.
All these sayings were noised abroad-- Luke 1.
2.
To disturb with noise. [Not authorized.]

Definition 2022


noise

noise

English

Noun

noise (plural noises)

  1. Various sounds, usually unwanted.
    He knew that it was trash day, when the garbage collectors made all the noise.
    • Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
      The heavens turn about in a most rapid motion without noise to us perceived.
    • 1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, in The Unknown Ajax:
      Charles had not been employed above six months at Darracott Place, but he was not such a whopstraw as to make the least noise in the performance of his duties when his lordship was out of humour.
  2. Sound or signal generated by random fluctuations.
  3. (technology) Unwanted part of a signal. (Signal to noise ratio)
  4. (genetics) The measured level of variation in gene expression among cells, regardless of source, within a supposedly identical population.
  5. Rumour or complaint.
    The problems with the new computer system are causing a lot of noise at Head Office.
    • T. Baker
      What noise have we had about transplantation of diseases and transfusion of blood!
    • Spectator
      Socrates lived in Athens during the great plague which has made so much noise in all ages.
  6. (obsolete) Music, in general; a concert; also, a company of musicians; a band.
    • Ben Jonson (1572-1637)
      The king has his noise of gypsies.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  7. (music) A genre of rock music that uses static and other non-musical sounds, also influenced by art rock.

Derived terms

Synonyms

  • (Various sounds): sound

Hyponyms

Translations

References

(Genetics meaning) "Noise in Gene Expression: Origins, Consequences, and Control." Jonathan M. Raser and Erin K. O'Shea (2005). Science. 309(5743):2010-2013.

Verb

noise (third-person singular simple present noises, present participle noising, simple past and past participle noised)

  1. (intransitive) To make a noise; to sound.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  2. (transitive) To spread news of; to spread as rumor or gossip.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts II:
      When this was noysed aboute, the multitude cam togedder and were astonyed, because that every man herde them speake in his awne tongue.

Translations

Anagrams


French

Etymology

From Old French noise, possibly from Latin nausia, nausea, or alternatively noxia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nwaz/

Noun

noise f (plural noises)

  1. (archaic or literary) quarrel, argument

Anagrams


Middle French

Etymology

Old French noise.

Noun

noise f (plural noises)

  1. noise

Descendants


Old French

Etymology

Origin uncertain; according to some, from Latin nausia, nausea (disgust, nausea), compare Old Provençal nauza (noise, quarrel); according to others, from Latin noxia (hurt, harm, damage, injury); but neither explanation is satisfactory in regard to either form or sense.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnojzə/

Noun

noise f (oblique plural noises, nominative singular noise, nominative plural noises)

  1. dispute, argument
  2. noise, sound

Descendants