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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

noise*nɔɪz(n.; v.)noised, nois•ing.

  1. (n.)sound, esp. of a loud, harsh, or confused kind.

  2. a sound of any kind.

  3. loud shouting or clamor.

  4. an electric disturbance in a communications system that interferes with reception of a signal.

  5. extraneous, excessive data or information.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  6. rumor or gossip, esp. slander.

  7. (v.t.)to spread, as a report or rumor; disseminate (usu. fol. by about or abroad).

  8. (v.i.)to talk much or publicly.

  9. to make a noise, outcry, or clamor.

* Syn: noise , clamor , hubbub , din , racket refer to nonmusical or confused sounds. noise is a general word that usu. refers to loud, harsh, or discordant sounds: noise from the street.clamor refers to loud noise, as from shouting or cries, that expresses feelings, desires, or complaints: the clamor of an angry crowd.hubbub refers to a confused mingling of sounds, usu. voices; it may also mean tumult or confused activity: the hubbub on the floor of the stock exchange.din is a very loud, continuous noise that greatly disturbs or distresses: the din of a factory.racket refers to a rattling sound or clatter: to make a racket when doing the dishes.

Origin of noise:

1175–1225; ME < OF < L nausea seasickness. See nausea

noise′less•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. noise(noun)

    sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

    "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

  2. noise, dissonance, racket(noun)

    the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience

    "modern music is just noise to me"

  3. noise, interference, disturbance(noun)

    electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

  4. noise(noun)

    a loud outcry of protest or complaint

    "the announcement of the election recount caused a lot of noise"; "whatever it was he didn't like it and he was going to let them know by making as loud a noise as he could"

  5. noise(noun)

    incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks

    "all the noise in his speech concealed the fact that he didn't have anything to say"

  6. randomness, haphazardness, stochasticity, noise(verb)

    the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan

  7. make noise, resound, noise(verb)

    emit a noise

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. noise(noun)ɔɪz

    a sound you can hear that is often loud or unpleasant

    What's all that noise outside?; the noise of children playing; My computer makes a loud noise when I turn it on.

Wiktionary

  1. noise(Noun)

    Various sounds, usually unwanted.

    He knew that it was trash day, when the garbage collectors made all the noise.

  2. noise(Noun)

    Sound or signal generated by random fluctuations

  3. noise(Noun)

    Unwanted part of a signal. (Signal to noise ratio)

  4. noise(Noun)

    The measured level of variation in gene expression among cells, regardless of source, within a supposedly identical population

  5. noise(Noun)

    rumour or complaint

    The problems with the new computer system are causing a lot of noise at Head Office.

  6. noise(Verb)

    To make noise.

  7. noise(Verb)

    To spread news of; to spread as rumor or gossip.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Noise(noun)

    sound of any kind

  2. Noise(noun)

    especially, loud, confused, or senseless sound; clamor; din

  3. Noise(noun)

    loud or continuous talk; general talk or discussion; rumor; report

  4. Noise(noun)

    music, in general; a concert; also, a company of musicians; a band

  5. Noise(verb)

    to sound; to make a noise

  6. Noise(verb)

    to spread by rumor or report

  7. Noise(verb)

    to disturb with noise

Freebase

  1. Noise

    In common use, the word noise means any unwanted sound. In physics and analog electronics, noise is a mostly unwanted random addition to a signal; it is called noise as a generalisation of the acoustic noise heard when listening to a weak radio transmission with significant electrical noise. Signal noise is heard as acoustic noise if the signal is converted into sound; it manifests as "snow" on a television or video image. High noise levels can block, distort, change or interfere with the meaning of a message in human, animal and electronic communication. In signal processing or computing noise can be considered random unwanted data without meaning; that is, data that is not being used to transmit a signal, but is simply produced as an unwanted by-product of other activities. "Signal-to-noise ratio" is sometimes used to refer to the ratio of useful to irrelevant information in an exchange. In biology, many different forms of cellular noise exist, where a measurement displays substantial variance around its mean: for example, transcriptional noise describes the variability in gene activity between cells in a population. In many cases, the special case of thermal noise arises, which sets a fundamental lower limit to what can be measured or signaled and is related to basic physical processes described by thermodynamics, some of which are expressible by simple formulae.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Noise

    Any sound which is unwanted or interferes with HEARING other sounds.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NOISE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2339

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NOISE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1596

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NOISE' in Nouns Frequency: #839


Translations for NOISE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

noise(noun)

a sound

I heard a strange noise outside; the noise of gunfire.

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