- 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.
Origin of beep
Examples from the Web for beep
Contemporary Examples of beep
When the battery gets low, they beep a lot, which causes people to disconnect them.How to Hack the Perfect Home
November 15, 2013
Historical Examples of beep
I have beep steamboating forty years, and I know a little something about it.Blow The Man Down
The scanner began to beep and Roger turned his attention to the screen.Sabotage in Space
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
Adonis and all the other Sun lords were supposed to have beep born in a cave on 25th December.Archaic England
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
- a short high-pitched sound, esp one made by the horn of a car, bicycle, etc, or by electronic apparatus
- to make or cause to make such a noise
Word Origin for beep
Word Origin and History for 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.