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BUZZ

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does buzz mean? 

BUZZ (noun)
  The noun BUZZ has 2 senses:

1. sound of rapid vibration
2. a confusion of activity and gossip

  Familiarity information: BUZZ used as a noun is rare.


BUZZ (verb)
  The verb BUZZ has 4 senses:

1. make a buzzing sound
2. fly low
3. be noisy with activity
4. call with a buzzer

  Familiarity information: BUZZ used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUZZ (noun)


Sense 1buzz [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sound of rapid vibration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

bombilation; bombination; buzz

Context example:

the buzz of a bumble bee

Hypernyms ("buzz" is a kind of...):

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


Sense 2buzz [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A confusion of activity and gossip

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued

Hypernyms ("buzz" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)


BUZZ (verb)


Sense 1buzz [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a buzzing sound

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

buzz; bombinate; bombilate

Context example:

bees were buzzing around the hive

Hypernyms (to "buzz" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2buzz [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fly low

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

Planes buzzed the crowds in the square

Hypernyms (to "buzz" is one way to...):

fly; wing (travel through the air; be airborne)

Domain category:

air; air travel; aviation (travel via aircraft)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3buzz [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be noisy with activity

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

seethe; hum; buzz

Context example:

This office is buzzing with activity

Hypernyms (to "buzz" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "buzz"):

pullulate; swarm; teem (be teeming, be abuzz)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

The crowds buzz in the streets
The streets buzz with crowds


Sense 4buzz [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Call with a buzzer

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

he buzzed the servant

Hypernyms (to "buzz" is one way to...):

summon (ask to come)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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