adjective Date: 1859 filled or resounding with or as if with a buzzing sound <
a lake abuzz with outboards
; especially filled with talk or excitement <
an office abuzz with rumors
a town abuzz with anticipation of the big game

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Abuzz — A*buzz , a. [Pref. a + buzz.] In a buzz; buzzing. [Colloq.] Dickens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abuzz — (adv.) 1859, from A (Cf. a ) (1) + BUZZ (Cf. buzz). First recorded in Dickens …   Etymology dictionary

  • abuzz — [ə buz′] adj. 1. filled with buzzing 2. full of activity, talk, etc …   English World dictionary

  • abuzz — a|buzz [ ə bʌz ] adjective filled with excitement, activity, or noise: abuzz with: The whole school was absolutely abuzz with rumors …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • abuzz — [[t]əbʌ̱z[/t]] ADJ: v link ADJ, usu ADJ with n If someone says that a place is abuzz with rumours or plans, they mean that everyone there is excited about them. [JOURNALISM] Washington has been abuzz with stories about disarray inside the White… …   English dictionary

  • abuzz — /euh buz /, adj. 1. buzzing. 2. full of or alive with activity, talk, etc.: The company was abuzz with rumors about the new owner. [1855 60; A 1 + BUZZ1] * * * …   Universalium

  • abuzz — a•buzz [[t]əˈbʌz[/t]] adj. 1) buzzing 2) full of or alive with activity or talk: The company was abuzz with rumors[/ex] • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • abuzz — adjective /əˈbʌz/ a) In a buzz; buzzing b) Characterized by excessive gossip or activity …   Wiktionary

  • abuzz — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. buzzing, chattering, babbling, busy, jumping, hopping, active, animated, spirited, astir, kinetic, restless, bustling. ANT.: silent, lifeless …   English dictionary for students

  • abuzz — É™bÊŒz adj. producing a buzzing sound; lively, full of activity …   English contemporary dictionary

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