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.
- To make a low droning or vibrating sound like that of a bee.
- To talk, often excitedly, in low tones.
- To be abuzz; hum: The department was buzzing with rumors.
- To move quickly and busily; bustle.
- To make a signal with a buzzer.
- To cause to buzz.
- To utter in a rapid, low voice: "What is he buzzing in my ears?” ( Robert Browning).
- Informal To fly low over: The plane buzzed the control tower.
- To call or signal with a buzzer.
- To make a telephone call to.
- To give a buzzcut to.
- A vibrating, humming, or droning sound.
- A low murmur: a buzz of talk.
- A telephone call: Give me a buzz at nine.
- Slang A state of pleasant intoxication, as from alcohol.
- Slang A state of stimulation or overstimulation, as from caffeine.
- Slang Excited interest or attention: "The biggest buzz surrounds the simplest antioxidants: vitamins” ( Carol Turkington).
- Slang Rumor; gossip: the latest buzz from Hollywood.
- A buzzcut.
- buzz off Informal To leave quickly; go away: I told them in no uncertain terms to buzz off.