noise (n.)

c. 1200, "sound of a musical instrument;" mid-13c., "loud speech, outcry, clamor, shouting;" c. 1300, "a sound of any kind from any source," especially a loud and disagreeable sound, from Old French noise "din, disturbance, uproar, brawl" (11c., in modern French only in phrase chercher noise "to pick a quarrel"), also "rumor, report, news," a word of uncertain origin, replacing Replaced native gedyn (see din).

According to some, it is from Latin nausea "disgust, annoyance, discomfort," literally "seasickness" (see nausea). According to others, it is from Latin noxia "hurting, injury, damage." OED considers that "the sense of the word is against both suggestions," but nausea could have developed a sense in Vulgar Latin of "unpleasant situation, noise, quarrel" (compare Old Provençal nauza "noise, quarrel"). Confusion with annoy, noisome, and other similar words seems to have occurred.

From c. 1300 as "a disturbance; report, rumor, scandal." In Middle English sometimes also "a pleasant sound." In 16c.-17c. "a band or company of musicians." Noises off, as a stage instruction in theater, "sound effects, usually loud and confused, made off stage but to be heard by the audience as part of the play," is by 1908.

noise (v.)

late 14c., noisen, "to praise; to talk loudly about, spread by rumor or report," from noise (n.) or from Old French noisier, from the noun in French. Related: Noised; noising.

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Definitions of noise from WordNet
noise (n.)
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound);
he enjoyed the street noises
during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels
they heard indistinct noises of people talking
noise (n.)
the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience;
modern music is just noise to me
Synonyms: dissonance / racket
noise (n.)
electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication;
noise (n.)
a loud outcry of protest or complaint;
whatever it was he didn't like it and he was going to let them know by making as loud a noise as he could
the announcement of the election recount caused a lot of noise
noise (n.)
incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks;
all the noise in his speech concealed the fact that he didn't have anything to say
noise (n.)
the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan;
Synonyms: randomness / haphazardness / stochasticity
noise (v.)
emit a noise;
Synonyms: make noise / resound