Beep



a short, relatively high-pitched tone produced by a horn, electronic device, or the like as a signal, summons, or warning.
one of the periodic signals sounded by a beeper.
to make or emit such a sound:
When the timer beeps, take the cake out of the oven.
to sound (a horn, warning signal, etc.):
impatient drivers beeping their horns.
to announce, warn, summon, etc., by beeping:
The doctor was beeped to call the hospital.
Contemporary Examples

When the battery gets low, they beep a lot, which causes people to disconnect them.
How to Hack the Perfect Home Daniel Gross November 14, 2013

Historical Examples

When Ives gives you the beep, jump out, run around the bows and plant your back against the hull directly opposite the port.
Breaking Point James E. Gunn

I have beep steamboating forty years, and I know a little something about it.
Blow The Man Down Holman Day

A proposal so atrocious had beep made, in the case of little William, at the very outset, and had met with but slight opposition.
The Ocean Waifs Mayne Reid

The scanner began to beep and Roger turned his attention to the screen.
Sabotage in Space Carey Rockwell

Now Beryl should have beep upstairs marking the new linen and she should93 not be singing as though she owned the whole world.
Red-Robin Jane Abbott

The automatic finder searched around for the Ravenhurst tickler signal, found it, and sent out a beep along the same channel.
A Spaceship Named McGuire Gordon Randall Garrett

Adonis and all the other Sun lords were supposed to have beep born in a cave on 25th December.
Archaic England Harold Bayley

He looks as if he’d like to pinch everybody around, and slap ’em into the cooler, just to beep his hand in.
Endurance Test Alan Douglas

“The beep’s from the North Pole,” the instrument man reported instantly.
Thin Edge Gordon Randall Garrett

noun
a short high-pitched sound, esp one made by the horn of a car, bicycle, etc, or by electronic apparatus
verb
to make or cause to make such a noise
interj.

1927, imitative of automobile horns (originally of the sound of a certain type of automobile horn among several types in use in the years after the klaxon horn was brought into use c.1910). Used as a noun and verb by 1929. Related: Beeped; beeping.

noun

: The car gave a few hearty beeps (1920s+)
A usually high-pitched short burst of sound emitted by an electronic device on a satellite, rocket, telephone answering machine, etc: Please leave your message when you hear the beep (1950s+ Aerospace)

verb

To sound the horn of a car (1920s+)
To notify someone by a beep that attention or action is needed: So I called the doctor and they beeped him and he called me

[1970s+; echoic]

bell
borough president

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Beeper

    a device that connects into a telephone circuit and transmits a periodic signal as an indication that the conversation over the circuit is being recorded. a similar device attached to a free-ranging animal as an aid to learning its habits; biotelemeter. Also called pager. a pocket-size electronic device whose signal notifies a person of an […]

  • Beeping

    a short, relatively high-pitched tone produced by a horn, electronic device, or the like as a signal, summons, or warning. one of the periodic signals sounded by a beeper. to make or emit such a sound: When the timer beeps, take the cake out of the oven. to sound (a horn, warning signal, etc.): impatient […]



  • Beer

    an alcoholic beverage made by brewing and fermentation from cereals, usually malted barley, and flavored with hops and the like for a slightly bitter taste. any of various beverages, whether alcoholic or not, made from roots, molasses or sugar, yeast, etc.: root beer; ginger beer. an individual serving of beer; a glass, can, or bottle […]

  • Beer and skittles

    amusement; pleasure; fun. noun (functioning as sing) (informal) enjoyment or pleasure noun phrase pleasure, fun Examples Life is not all beer and skittles. Usage Note UK, plural but singular or plural in construction Related Terms not all beer and skittles



Disclaimer: Beep definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.