Pronunciation: (bēp),[key] —n. 1. a short, relatively high-pitched tone produced by a horn, electronic device, or the like as a signal, summons, or warning.
2. one of the periodic signals sounded by a beeper.
—v.i. to make or emit such a sound: When the timer beeps, take the cake out of the oven.
—v.t. 1. to sound (a horn, warning signal, etc.): impatient drivers beeping their horns. 2. to announce, warn, summon, etc., by beeping: The doctor was beeped to call the hospital.