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roar·ing

 (rôr′ĭng)
adj.
1. Very lively or successful; thriving: a roaring trade.
2. Used as an intensive: roaring drunk.

roar′ing·ly adv.

roaring

(ˈrɔːrɪŋ)
adj
1. informal very brisk and profitable (esp in the phrase a roaring trade)
2. (Historical Terms) the roaring days Austral the period of the Australian goldrushes
3. derogatory informal Irish (intensifier): a roaring communist.
adv
noisily or boisterously (esp in the phrase roaring drunk)
n
4. a loud prolonged cry
5. (Veterinary Science) a debilitating breathing defect of horses characterized by rasping sounds with each breath: caused by inflammation of the respiratory tract or obstruction of the larynx. Compare whistling
ˈroaringly adv

roar•ing

(ˈrɔr ɪŋ, ˈroʊr-)

n.
1. the act of a person, animal, or thing that roars.
2. one or more loud, deep cries or sounds.
3. a disease of horses caused by respiratory obstruction or vocal cord paralysis and characterized by loud breathing.
adj.
4. making or causing a roar, as thunder.
5. brisk; active: a roaring business.
6. complete; utter: a roaring idiot.
adv.
7. very: roaring drunk.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roaring - a deep prolonged loud noiseroaring - 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.roaring - a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)roaring - 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"
Adj.1.roaring - very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids"
successful - having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture"
Adv.1.roaring - extremely; "roaring drunk"

roaring

adjective
1. blazing, burning There was a roaring fire in the grate.
2. huge, great, massive, enormous, fantastic, tremendous, terrific, thorough The auction was promptly declared a roaring success.

roaring

adjective
1. Marked by extremely high volume and intensity of sound:
2. Improving, growing, or succeeding steadily:
Translations

roaring

[ˈrɔːrɪŋ]
A. ADJ in front of a roaring fireante un fuego bien caliente
it was a roaring successfue un tremendo éxito
to do a roaring tradehacer muy buen negocio
B. ADV (Brit) he was roaring drunkestaba borracho y despotricaba
C. CPD the Roaring Forties NPL (Geog) → los cuarenta rugientes

roaring

[ˈrɔːrɪŋ]
n
[lion] → rugissement m
[engine] → vrombissement m; [guns] → grondement m
[thunder] → grondement m; [wind] → mugissement m
[crowd] → clameur f
adj
[lion] → rugissant(e)
[engine] → vrombissant(e); [guns] → grondant(e)
[waters] → grondant(e); [wind] → mugissant(e)
a roaring fire → une belle flambée
(= great) to be a roaring success → avoir un succès fou
to do a roaring trade → faire des affaires en or
to do a roaring trade in sth → faire des affaires en or en vendant qch

roaring

adj person, crowd, lion, bullbrüllend; fire in hearthprasselnd; wind, engine, planeheulend; sea, waterfalltosend; thunder, forest firetobend; gun, traffic, noisedonnernd; roaring drunk (inf)sternhagelvoll (inf); the roaring Twentiesdie wilden zwanziger Jahre or Zwanzigerjahre; a roaring successein voller Erfolg, ein Bombenerfolg m (inf); to do a roaring trade (in something)ein Riesengeschäft nt(mit etw) machen
n = roar N a

roaring

[ˈrɔːrɪŋ] adj (lion) → ruggente; (bull) → mugghiante; (crowd) → urlante; (sea, thunder) → fragoroso/a
a roaring fire → un bel fuoco, una bella fiammata
a roaring success → un successo strepitoso
to do a roaring trade → fare affari d'oro
roaring drunk → ubriaco/a fradicio/a
References in classic literature ?
The minute he was put into bed on one side, he rolled out on the other, and made for the door, only to be ignominiously caught up by the tail of his little toga and put back again, which lively performance was kept up till the young man's strength gave out, when he devoted himself to roaring at the top of his voice.
From this time on you must shut your ears to the roaring of the voices.
Left by their guide, the travelers remained a few minutes in helpless ignorance, afraid even to move along the broken rocks, lest a false step should precipitate them down some one of the many deep and roaring caverns, into which the water seemed to tumble, on every side of them.
Among these, the most formidable was a burly, roaring, roystering blade, of the name of Abraham, or, according to the Dutch abbreviation, Brom Van Brunt, the hero of the country round which rang with his feats of strength and hardihood.
Wave after wave thus leaps into the ship, and finding no speedy vent runs roaring fore and aft, till the mariners come nigh to drowning while yet afloat.
Here the storms in the roaring glens between the outermost whales, were heard but not felt.
outside, and the old hostler quietly and quickly came in; he got one horse out, and went to another, but the flames were playing round the trapdoor, and the roaring overhead was dreadful.
Once within, she turned and began to push the other way, roaring, meantime, "Eik
a body ought to discriminate -- they come together with great random, and a spear is brast, and one party brake his shield and the other one goes down, horse and man, over his horse-tail and brake his neck, and then the next candidate comes randoming in, and brast HIS spear, and the other man brast his shield, and down HE goes, horse and man, over his horse-tail, and brake HIS neck, and then there's another elected, and another and another and still another, till the material is all used up; and when you come to figure up results, you can't tell one fight from another, nor who whip- ped; and as a PICTURE, of living, raging, roaring battle, sho
Then followed a wild running and trampling and hoarse shouting, but the forms of the men were lost in the darkness and the sounds were distorted and confused by the roaring of the wind through the shingle-bundles.
And as each of these roaring gangs of enthusiasts marched away, some remorseful member of it was quite sure to raise his voice and say:
The boys cried out to each other, but the roaring wind and the boom- ing thunder-blasts drowned their voices utterly.