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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Noise  \Noise\,  n.  [F.  noise  noisy  strife,  quarrel,  brawl,  fr  L. 
  nausea  seasickness,  sickness,  disgust.  See  {Nausea}.] 
  1.  Sound  of  any  kind 
  The  heavens  turn  about  in  a  most  rapid  motion 
  without  noise  to  us  perceived.  --Bacon. 
  Note:  Noise  is  either  a  sound  of  too  short  a  duration  to  be 
  determined,  like  the  report  of  a  cannon;  or  else  it  is 
  a  confused  mixture  of  many  discordant  sounds,  like  the 
  rolling  of  thunder  or  the  noise  of  the  waves. 
  Nevertheless,  the  difference  between  sound  and  noise  is 
  by  no  means  precise.  --Ganot. 
  2.  Especially,  loud,  confused,  or  senseless  sound;  clamor; 
  3.  Loud  or  continuous  talk;  general  talk  or  discussion; 
  rumor;  report.  ``The  noise  goes.''  --Shak. 
  What  noise  have  we  had  about  transplantation  of 
  diseases  and  transfusion  of  blood!  --T.  Baker. 
  Soerates  lived  in  Athens  during  the  great  plague 
  which  has  made  so  much  noise  in  all  ages. 
  4.  Music,  in  general;  a  concert;  also  a  company  of 
  musicians;  a  band.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
  The  king  has  his  noise  of  gypsies.  --B.  Jonson 
  Syn:  Cry;  outcry;  clamor;  din;  clatter;  uproar. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Noise  \Noise\,  v.  i. 
  To  sound;  to  make  a  noise.  --Milton. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Noise  \Noise\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Noised};  p  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  spread  by  rumor  or  report. 
  All  these  sayings  were  noised  abroad.  --Luke  i.  65. 
  2.  To  disturb  with  noise.  [Obs.]  --Dryden. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  sound  of  any  kind  (especially  unintelligible  or  dissonant 
  sound);  "he  enjoyed  the  street  noises";  "they  heard 
  indistinct  noises  of  people  talking" 
  2:  the  auditory  experience  of  sound  that  lacks  musical  quality; 
  sound  that  is  a  disagreeable  auditory  experience;  "modern 
  music  is  just  noise  to  me"  [syn:  {dissonance},  {racket}] 
  3:  electrical  or  acoustic  activity  that  can  disturb 
  communication  [syn:  {interference},  {disturbance}] 
  v  :  emit  a  noise  [syn:  {make  noise},  {resound}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  NOISE,  n.  A  stench  in  the  ear.  Undomesticated  music.  The  chief 
  product  and  authenticating  sign  of  civilization. 

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