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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
beep
verb
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Beep Dr. Greene - he's needed in the ER.
▪ Dozens of arcade games were beeping and ringing along the wall.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ After much beeping some one heard them and came out - they were still stuck.
▪ And when we first came upon the hot spring, the first thing I heard was the beeping sound.
▪ As you get closer the beeping will get more rapid.
▪ Mait had gone only a short distance when he heard the faint beep from above.
▪ They beep, whir, thank, apologize, greet, inform, and give instructions.
▪ We don't know how we got in either Voice over Within minutes, the machines were beeping and the tills humming.
▪ WordPerfect will beep when it is ready to print.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
beep

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.

Wiktionary
beep

n. 1 The sound produced by the horn of a car, or any similar sound. 2 A short, electronically produced tone. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To sound (something that makes a beep). 2 (context transitive English) To have sexual intercourse (with) - referring to the bleep tone used to censor obscene words in broadcasts 3 (context intransitive English) To produce a beep. 4 (context transitive English) Telephoning a person, but only allowing the phone to ring once, in order to request a call back.

WordNet
beep
  1. n. a short high tone produced as a signal or warning [syn: bleep]

  2. v. make a loud noise; "The horns of the taxis blared" [syn: honk, blare, claxon, toot]

  3. call, summon, or alert with a beeper

Wikipedia
Beep (sound)

A beep is a short, single tone, typically high-pitched, generally made by a computer or other machine. The term has its origin in onomatopoeia.

The word "beep-beep" is recorded for the noise of a car horn in 1929, and the modern usage of "beep" for a high-pitched tone is attributed to Arthur C. Clarke in 1951.

Beep

Beep may refer to:

  • Beep (smart card), a contact less card payment scheme in the Philippines initially intended for use in LRT and MRT stations
  • Beep (sound), a single tone onomatopoeia, generally made by a computer or a machine
  • Beep (soft drink), a former Canadian fruit drink
  • Beep test, oxygen uptake measuring multi-stage fitness test
  • Basis point, one part per ten thousand
  • BEEPS, Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey
Beep (The Pussycat Dolls song)

"Beep" is a song by American girl group The Pussycat Dolls from their debut studio album, PCD (2005). The song features vocals from will.i.am, who also produced and co-wrote the song. The song's other co-writers are Kara DioGuardi and Jeff Lynne; Lynne is credited because "Beep" samples the 1975 Electric Light Orchestra song " Evil Woman", which he wrote.

Beep (locomotive)

The "Beep" (also referred to as the SWBLW) is an individual switcher locomotive built in 1970 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway at its Cleburne, Texas, workshops. Technically a rebuild, the Beep (a portmanteau of "Baldwin Geep", whose official designation was derived from "SWitcher, Baldwin Locomotive Works") originally entered service on the Santa Fe as a Baldwin Model VO-1000. Following close on the heels of its highly successful CF7 capital rebuilding program, the company hoped to determine whether or not remanufacturing its aging, non-EMD end cab switchers by fitting them with new EMD prime movers was an economically viable proposition. In the end, the conversion procedure proved too costly and only the one unit was modified. As of end of 2008 per Trains Magazine March 2009, this locomotive was retired and stored operational at Topeka, Kansas. In May 2009 the unit was donated to the Western America Railroad Museum in Barstow, California.

Beep (Bobby Valentino song)

"Beep" is the first official single from Bobby V's third studio album The Rebirth. The single features Yung Joc and is produced by Mississippi native Leland Clopton AKA Big Fruit. "Beep" contains a sample of the 1985 hit "Moments in Love" by Art of Noise.

Beep (video game)

Beep is a 2D- platforming action and adventure game originally released on 3 March 2011 by studio Big Fat Alien for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The Linux version arrived on Gameolith on 12 July 2011 and in the Ubuntu Software Center on 22 July 2011.

Beep (smart card)

Beep (stylized as beep) is a reloadable contactless smart card aimed to be a replacement for the magnetic card-based system in paying rail based rapid transit transportation fares in and around Metro Manila. Beep is also aimed to be used in lieu of cash in some convenience stores and other businesses. The Beep system is implemented and operated by AF Payments Incorporated, which is primarily owned by Ayala Corporation and Metro Pacific Investments Corporation.

Beep (soft drink)

Beep was a fruit-juice-based drink brand, made by Farmers Cooperative Dairy of Nova Scotia, Canada and distributed in Canadian provinces.

Originally produced in the 1960s, it was discontinued in March 2010; was temporarily revived in 2012 as a seasonal summertime drink; and was discontinued a second time in 2015. Its revival in 2010 featured a vintage carton different from the carton used at the time it was discontinued.

According to the carton, the drink contained water, sugar, fruit juices (orange, apple, apricot, prune, and pineapple), citric acid, orange pulp, natural flavours, sodium citrate, canola oil, modified corn starch, sodium benzoate, caramel colour, annatto, and ascorbic acid.

Usage examples of "beep".

I ran, carrying the cat litter box like a pizza tray, disrupting the class, causing Winnie to become highly agitato, unable to explain because I had a cigar in my mouth and was carrying a pizza tray and running for my life from men who were carrying wildly beeping receivers which made them Israeli spies and men who were wildly firing weapons which made them Arab terrorists and the whole macho parade failing to arouse or interest the girls in the slightest, which, of course, made them lesbians.

She walked slowly away from the bank of phones, turned into a video garden where the heavy music warred with the arrhythmic beep and jangle of game consoles.

Kayla heard the susurrant sound of ventilators, the faint metronomic beeping of heart monitors, the odd bleachy smell of sick-sweat.

Afra was just about to give up on an intricate origami dinosaur he had been trying to create for young Jeran, his buzzer beeped.

Ten seconds later, as blood continued to issue from the sleeve, the beep of the pulse oximeter slowed, and its tone dropped.

Don Donaldson the warning setting on the oximeter and the beep became a continuous buzz.

Cameron watched the ponderous labor of the Worms, and was inclined to disbelieve what Lael and Rabi had said, but that inclination disappeared only half an hour later when they returned to their cart and found it covered with white powder, the locator still beeping merrily away.

The hoods squealing, a loud electronic beeping coming from his wristband, and then worst of all the sound of Holly screaming inside the library.

Sometimes there would be mechanical sounds, and others, the high-pitched whining, beeping sound that sent sharp pains through the mastoid bones.

For a second, Platt just stood there, staring at the beeping computer.

Mercer was down in court with me for pretrial hearings in an old case when Mike beeped him.

When the sterilizer beeped off, she deadened the skin with a spray from the cart.

When the microwave beeped and Eliot pulled out the strudel, poor Howie looked from one adult to another, probably hoping someone would somehow break the tension.

For instance, every beep you hear at the supermarket checkout counter signifies that a tiny laser has scanned a bar code and transmitted its digits to a computer where the checksum has been calculated and found to be correct.

As soon as the overhead door reached its apogee, the driverless vehicle began to give off high-pitched, intermittent beeps as it rolled forward in a thunderous, jerky fashion.