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roar

 (rôr)
n.
1. The loud deep cry of a wild animal, especially a lion or other wild cat.
2. A loud, deep, prolonged sound or cry, as of a person in distress or rage.
3. A loud prolonged noise, such as that produced by waves.
4. A loud burst of laughter.
v. roared, roar·ing, roars
v.intr.
1. To produce or utter a roar.
2. To laugh loudly or excitedly.
3. To make or produce a loud noise or din: The engines roared.
4. To move while making a loud noise: The truck roared down the road.
5. To breathe with a rasping sound. Used of a horse.
v.tr.
1. To utter or express loudly. See Synonyms at yell.
2. To put, bring, or force into a specified state by roaring: The crowd roared itself hoarse.
Phrasal Verb:
roar back
To have great success after a period of lackluster performance; make a dramatic recovery: lost the first set but roared back to win the match.

[Middle English roren, to roar, from Old English rārian.]

roar′er n.

roar

(rɔː)
vb (mainly intr)
1. (Zoology) (of lions and other animals) to utter characteristic loud growling cries
2. (also tr) (of people) to utter (something) with a loud deep cry, as in anger or triumph
3. to laugh in a loud hearty unrestrained manner
4. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (of horses) to breathe with laboured rasping sounds. See roaring6
5. (of the wind, waves, etc) to blow or break loudly and violently, as during a storm
6. (of a fire) to burn fiercely with a roaring sound
7. (of a machine, gun, etc) to operate or move with a loud harsh noise
8. (tr) to bring (oneself) into a certain condition by roaring: to roar oneself hoarse.
n
9. a loud deep cry, uttered by a person or crowd, esp in anger or triumph
10. (Zoology) a prolonged loud cry of certain animals, esp lions
11. any similar noise made by a fire, the wind, waves, artillery, an engine, etc
12. a loud unrestrained burst of laughter
[Old English rārian; related to Old High German rērēn, Middle Dutch reren]
ˈroarer n

roar

(rɔr, roʊr)

v.i.
1. to utter a loud, deep, extended sound, as in anger or excitement.
2. to laugh loudly or boisterously.
3. to make a loud din, as thunder, cannon, waves, or wind.
4. to function or move with a loud, deep sound, as a vehicle: The bus roared away.
5. to make a loud, inhaled snort, as a horse affected with roaring.
v.t.
6. to utter or express in a roar.
7. to affect (oneself) as indicated by roaring: to roar oneself hoarse.
n.
8. a loud, deep, extended sound: the roar of a lion.
9. a loud outburst: a roar of laughter.
[before 900; Middle English roren (v.), Old English rārian, c. Old High German rēren to bellow]
roar′er, n.

roar


Past participle: roared
Gerund: roaring

Imperative
roar
roar
Present
I roar
you roar
he/she/it roars
we roar
you roar
they roar
Preterite
I roared
you roared
he/she/it roared
we roared
you roared
they roared
Present Continuous
I am roaring
you are roaring
he/she/it is roaring
we are roaring
you are roaring
they are roaring
Present Perfect
I have roared
you have roared
he/she/it has roared
we have roared
you have roared
they have roared
Past Continuous
I was roaring
you were roaring
he/she/it was roaring
we were roaring
you were roaring
they were roaring
Past Perfect
I had roared
you had roared
he/she/it had roared
we had roared
you had roared
they had roared
Future
I will roar
you will roar
he/she/it will roar
we will roar
you will roar
they will roar
Future Perfect
I will have roared
you will have roared
he/she/it will have roared
we will have roared
you will have roared
they will have roared
Future Continuous
I will be roaring
you will be roaring
he/she/it will be roaring
we will be roaring
you will be roaring
they will be roaring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been roaring
you have been roaring
he/she/it has been roaring
we have been roaring
you have been roaring
they have been roaring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been roaring
you will have been roaring
he/she/it will have been roaring
we will have been roaring
you will have been roaring
they will have been roaring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been roaring
you had been roaring
he/she/it had been roaring
we had been roaring
you had been roaring
they had been roaring
Conditional
I would roar
you would roar
he/she/it would roar
we would roar
you would roar
they would roar
Past Conditional
I would have roared
you would have roared
he/she/it would have roared
we would have roared
you would have roared
they would have roared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roar - a deep prolonged loud noiseroar - a deep prolonged loud noise    
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.roar - a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)roar - a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway"
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
3.roar - the sound made by a lion
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
Verb1.roar - make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles; "The wind was howling in the trees"; "The water roared down the chute"
vroom - make a loud, roaring sound, as of a car engine, while moving
yawp, bawl - make a raucous noise
thunder - to make or produce a loud noise; "The river thundered below"; "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
2.roar - utter words loudly and forcefully; "`Get out of here,' he roared"
shout - utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking); "My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout"
3.roar - emit long loud criesroar - emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
squall, waul, wawl - make high-pitched, whiney noises
4.roar - act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way; "desperadoes from the hills regularly roared in to take over the town"-R.A.Billington
go forward, proceed, continue - move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
5.roar - make a loud noise, as of animalroar - make a loud noise, as of animal; "The bull bellowed"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
6.roar - laugh unrestrainedly and heartily
express joy, express mirth, laugh - produce laughter

roar

verb
1. thunder, crash, boom, rumble, roll the roaring waters of Niagara Falls
2. guffaw, laugh heartily, hoot, double up, crack up (informal), bust a gut (informal), split your sides (informal) He threw back his head and roared.
3. cry, shout, yell, howl, bellow, clamour, bawl, bay, vociferate 'I'll kill you for that,' he roared.
noun
1. rumble, boom, booming, thunder, thundering, rumbling the roar of traffic
2. guffaw, gale, howl, shriek, hoot, belly laugh (informal) There were roars of laughter as he stood up.
3. cry, crash, shout, yell, howl, outcry, bellow, clamour the roar of lions in the distance

roar

verb
1. To speak or say very loudly or with a shout:
2. To express great amusement or mirth:
Informal: break up.
Slang: howl.
3. To make an earsplitting explosive noise:
noun
1. A loud, deep, prolonged sound:
2. An earsplitting, explosive noise:
Translations
زَئيرهَديريُدَوّي، يَقْصِفيَزْأَريُزَمْجِر، يَزْعَقُ
buráceníburácetdunětrachotit kolemřev
bragebrølbrølebuldredrøne
ärjäistäkarjaista
drunurdrynjaòjóta meî gnÿöskra, orgaöskur
griaustiišrėktiplyšti juokaispraūžtipuikiai verstis
aizaurotaizdārdētaizrībētaurotdārdēt
burácanie
rjovenjerjoveti
bağırmagümbürdemekgürlemekgürültügürültüyle ilerlemek

roar

[rɔːʳ]
A. N
1. [of animal] → rugido m, bramido m; [of person] → rugido m; [of crowd] → clamor m; [of laughter] → carcajada f
with great roars of laughtercon grandes carcajadas
he said with a roardijo rugiendo
2. (= loud noise) → estruendo m, fragor m; [of fire] → crepitación f; [of river, storm etc] → estruendo m
B. VI
1. [animal] → rugir, bramar; [crowd, audience] → clamar
to roar (with laughter)reírse a carcajadas
this will make you roarcon esto os vais a morir de risa
to roar with painrugir de dolor
2. [guns, thunder] → retumbar
the lorry roared pastel camión pasó ruidosamente
C. VTrugir, decir a gritos
to roar one's disapprovalmanifestar su disconformidad a gritos
he roared out an orderlanzó una orden a voz en grito
to roar o.s. hoarseponerse ronco gritando, gritar hasta enronquecerse

roar

[ˈrɔːr]
n
[lion] → rugissement m
[traffic] → grondement m; [vehicle, engine] → vrombissement m
[thunder, waterfall] → grondement m
[crowd] → clameur f
a roar of laughter → un éclat de rire
vi
[lion] → rugir
[engine] → vrombir; [guns] → gronder
A police car roared past → Une voiture de police est passée en vrombissant.
[water, thunder] → gronder; [wind] → mugir
[person, crowd] → hurler
to roar with laughter → rire à gorge déployée
vt [person, crowd] → hurler
The crowd roared its approval → La foule a hurlé son approbation.

roar

vi (person, crowd, lion, bull)brüllen (→ with vor +dat); (fire in hearth)prasseln; (wind, engine, plane)heulen; (sea, waterfall)tosen; (thunder, forest fire)toben; (gun)donnern; to roar at somebodyjdn anbrüllen; the trucks roared pastdie Lastwagen donnerten vorbei; the car roared up the streetder Wagen donnerte die Straße hinauf; he had them roaring (with laughter)sie brüllten vor Lachen
vt
(also roar out) order, song etcbrüllen; the fans roared their approvaldie Fans grölten zustimmend
engineaufheulen lassen
n
no pl (of person, crowd, lion, bull)Gebrüll nt; (of fire in hearth)Prasseln nt; (of wind, engine, plane)Heulen nt; (of sea, waterfall)Tosen nt; (of thunder, forest fire)Toben nt; (of gun, traffic)Donnern nt
roars of laughterbrüllendes Gelächter; the roars of the crowd/liondas Brüllen der Menge/des Löwen

roar

[rɔːʳ]
1. n (of lion) → ruggito; (of bull) → mugghio; (of crowd) → urlo, tumulto; (of waves) → fragore m; (of wind, storm) → muggito; (of thunder) → rimbombo
with great roars of laughter → con fragorose risate
2. vi (lion) → ruggire; (bull) → mugghiare; (crowd, audience) → urlare, fare tumulto; (wind, storm) → muggire; (thunder) → rimbombare; (guns) → tuonare
to roar with laughter → ridere fragorosamente
the lorry roared past → il camion passò rombando

roar

(roː) verb
1. to give a loud deep cry; to say loudly; to shout. The lions roared; The sergeant roared (out) his commands.
2. to laugh loudly. The audience roared (with laughter) at the man's jokes.
3. to make a loud deep sound. The cannons/thunder roared.
4. to make a loud deep sound while moving. He roared past on his motorbike.
noun
1. a loud deep cry. a roar of pain/laughter; the lion's roars.
2. a loud, deep sound. the roar of traffic.
do a roaring trade
to have a very successful business; to sell a lot of something. She's doing a roaring trade in/selling home-made cakes.
References in classic literature ?
When I lost sight of Father's dear old face, I felt a trifle blue, and might have shed a briny drop or two, if an Irish lady with four small children, all crying more or less, hadn't diverted my mind, for I amused myself by dropping gingerbread nuts over the seat every time they opened their mouths to roar.
cried Koku, and his voice was a roar while he beat on his mighty chest with his huge fists.
She gazed away toward Grande Terre and thought she would like to be alone there with Robert, in the sun, listening to the ocean's roar and watching the slimy lizards writhe in and out among the ruins of the old fort.
Still that breathing silence, which marks the drowsy sultriness of an American landscape in July, pervaded the secluded spot, interrupted only by the low voices of the men, the occasional and lazy tap of a woodpecker, the discordant cry of some gaudy jay, or a swelling on the ear, from the dull roar of a distant waterfall.
In the feverish, pulsating life of the young metropolis they often stopped oppressed, giddy, and choking; the roar of the streets and thoroughfares was meaningless to them, except to revive strange memories of the deep, unvarying monotone of the evening wind over their humbler roof on the Sierran hillside.
With a shivering repugnance at the idea of personal contact with the world, a powerful impulse still seized on Clifford, whenever the rush and roar of the human tide grew strongly audible to him.
Had a roar of laughter burst from the multitude -- each man, each woman, each little shrill-voiced child, contributing their individual parts -- Hester Prynne might have repaid them all with a bitter and disdainful smile.
I had wandered into it at noontime, when all nature is peculiarly quiet, and was startled by the roar of my own gun, as it broke the Sabbath stillness around and was prolonged and reverberated by the angry echoes.
As this glad ship of good luck bore down upon the moody Pequod, the barbarian sound of enormous drums came from her forecastle; and drawing still nearer, a crowd of her men were seen standing round her huge try-pots, which, covered with the parchment-like poke or stomach skin of the black fish, gave forth a loud roar to every stroke of the clenched hands of the crew.
One day he was at this game, and did not know that the master was in the next field; but he was there, watching what was going on; over the hedge he jumped in a snap, and catching Dick by the arm, he gave him such a box on the ear as made him roar with the pain and surprise.
A tremendous roar had burst from the throats of the crowd, which by this time had packed the hall to the very doors.
said Legree, stamping, with a roar like that of an incensed lion.