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thun·der

 (thŭn′dər)
n.
1. The crashing or booming sound produced by rapidly expanding air along the path of the electrical discharge of lightning.
2. A sound that resembles or suggests thunder.
v. thun·dered, thun·der·ing, thun·ders
v.intr.
1. To produce thunder.
2. To produce sounds like thunder.
3. To move while making a loud noise: The express train thundered past us.
4. To utter loud, vociferous remarks or threats.
v.tr.
To express violently, commandingly, or angrily; roar.

[Middle English thonder, from Old English thunor; see (s)tenə- in Indo-European roots.]

thun′der·er n.

thunder

(ˈθʌndə)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a loud cracking or deep rumbling noise caused by the rapid expansion of atmospheric gases which are suddenly heated by lightning
2. any loud booming sound
3. rare a violent threat or denunciation
4. steal someone's thunder to detract from the attention due to another by forestalling him or her
vb
5. to make (a loud sound) or utter (words) in a manner suggesting thunder
6. (Physical Geography) (intr; with it as subject) to be the case that thunder is being heard
7. (intr) to move fast and heavily: the bus thundered downhill.
8. (intr) to utter vehement threats or denunciation; rail
[Old English thunor; related to Old Saxon thunar, Old High German donar, Old Norse thōrr; see Thor, Thursday]
ˈthunderer n
ˈthundery adj

thun•der

(ˈθʌn dər)

n.
1. a loud, explosive, resounding noise produced by the explosive expansion of air heated by a lightning discharge.
2. any loud, resounding noise: the thunder of applause.
v.i.
3. to give forth thunder (often used impersonally with it as the subject): It thundered all night.
4. to make a loud, resounding noise like thunder: artillery thundering in the hills.
5. to speak in a very loud or vehement, esp. denunciatory, tone; shout.
v.t.
6. to strike, drive, etc., with loud noise or violent action.
7. to express loudly or vehemently.
Idioms:
steal someone's thunder,
a. to misappropriate the ideas or inventions of another.
b. to spoil the effect of another's performance, remark, etc., by doing or saying it first.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English thunor, c. Old Frisian thuner, Old Saxon thunar, Old High German donar, Old Norse thōrr (compare Thor)]
thun′der•er, n.

thun·der

(thŭn′dər)
The explosive noise that accompanies a stroke of lightning. Thunder is a series of sound waves produced by the rapid expansion of the air through which the lightning passes. See Note at lightning.

Thunder


1. an instrument for recording thunderstorms.
2. the record thus produced. Also called brontometer.
Rare. a treatise on thunder.
brontograph.
an abnormal fear of thunder and thunderstorms. Also tonitrophobia.
thundering; the sound of thunder.
a form of divination involving the interpretation of an omen communicated by thunder.
a form of divination involving the observation of thunder.
brontophobia.

thunder


Past participle: thundered
Gerund: thundering

Imperative
thunder
thunder
Present
I thunder
you thunder
he/she/it thunders
we thunder
you thunder
they thunder
Preterite
I thundered
you thundered
he/she/it thundered
we thundered
you thundered
they thundered
Present Continuous
I am thundering
you are thundering
he/she/it is thundering
we are thundering
you are thundering
they are thundering
Present Perfect
I have thundered
you have thundered
he/she/it has thundered
we have thundered
you have thundered
they have thundered
Past Continuous
I was thundering
you were thundering
he/she/it was thundering
we were thundering
you were thundering
they were thundering
Past Perfect
I had thundered
you had thundered
he/she/it had thundered
we had thundered
you had thundered
they had thundered
Future
I will thunder
you will thunder
he/she/it will thunder
we will thunder
you will thunder
they will thunder
Future Perfect
I will have thundered
you will have thundered
he/she/it will have thundered
we will have thundered
you will have thundered
they will have thundered
Future Continuous
I will be thundering
you will be thundering
he/she/it will be thundering
we will be thundering
you will be thundering
they will be thundering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been thundering
you have been thundering
he/she/it has been thundering
we have been thundering
you have been thundering
they have been thundering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been thundering
you will have been thundering
he/she/it will have been thundering
we will have been thundering
you will have been thundering
they will have been thundering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been thundering
you had been thundering
he/she/it had been thundering
we had been thundering
you had been thundering
they had been thundering
Conditional
I would thunder
you would thunder
he/she/it would thunder
we would thunder
you would thunder
they would thunder
Past Conditional
I would have thundered
you would have thundered
he/she/it would have thundered
we would have thundered
you would have thundered
they would have thundered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thunder - a deep prolonged loud noisethunder - 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.thunder - a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning
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"
thunderclap - a single sharp crash of thunder
3.thunder - street names for herointhunder - street names for heroin    
diacetylmorphine, heroin - a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush
street name - slang for something (especially for an illegal drug); "`smack' is a street name for heroin"
Verb1.thunder - move fast, noisily, and heavily; "The bus thundered down the road"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
2.thunder - 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.thunder - be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"
4.thunder - to make or produce a loud noise; "The river thundered below"; "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle"
roar, howl - make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles; "The wind was howling in the trees"; "The water roared down the chute"

thunder

noun
1. thunderclap, roll of thunder, thunder crack, peal of thunder frequent thunder and lightning, and torrential rain
2. rumble, crash, crashing, boom, booming, explosion, rumbling, pealing, detonation, cracking The thunder of the sea on the rocks.
verb
1. rumble, crash, blast, boom, explode, roar, clap, resound, detonate, reverberate, crack, peal the sound of the guns thundering in the fog
2. shout, roar, yell, bark, bellow, declaim 'It's your money. Ask for it!' she thundered.
3. rail, curse, fulminate He started thundering about feminists and liberals.
Related words
fear brontophobia, tonitrophobia

thunder

noun
An earsplitting, explosive noise:
verb
To make an earsplitting explosive noise:
Translations
رَعْديَهْدُر، يُدَوّيتُرْعِد السَّماءدَوي، هَدير
hromrachotitburáceníduněthřmít
tordentordnedundredundren
ukkonenukkostaajylinäjyrinäjyristä
grom
mennydörgésrobajdörgésdübörgéségzengés
drynjadynuròrumaòruma, ganga á meî òrumum
雷鳴怒鳴る轟音轟音を立てる
천둥
griaustiniskurtinamaiperkūnasperkūno trenksmaspranašaujantis audrą
dārdētdārdinātdārdoņapērkona dārdipērkons
hrom
grmenjegrmeti
grmljavinagrom
åska
เสียงฟ้าร้อง
gök gürlemekgök gürlemesigök gürültüsügök gürültüsü gibi ses çıkarmakgümbürtü
sấm

thunder

[ˈθʌndəʳ]
A. N (Met) → truenos mpl; [of traffic, applause] → estruendo m; [of hooves] → estampido m
a clap of thunderun trueno
there is thunder in the airamenaza tronar
with a face like or as black as thundercon cara de furia, con cara de pocos amigos
to steal sb's thunderrobar el éxito a algn
B. VI (Met) → tronar; [waterfall, waves] → bramar
the guns thundered in the distancelos cañones tronaban a lo lejos
the train thundered byel tren pasó con gran estruendo
to thunder at sb (= shout) → gritar muy fuerte a algn
C. VT to thunder out an orderdar una orden a gritos
"yes!", he thundered-¡sí! -rugió

thunder

[ˈθʌndər]
n
(in storm)tonnerre m
a clap of thunder → un coup de tonnerre
thunder and lightning → le tonnerre et la foudre
(= loud noise) → fracas m
the thunder of their feet on the stairs → le fracas de leur pas dans l'escalier
vi
(in storm)tonner
It was thundering → Cela tonnait.
(= make loud noise) [guns] → tonner
to thunder past → passer dans un bruit de tonnerre
(= shout) → tonner

thunder

n
Donner m; a long roll of thunderein langer rollender Donner, ein langes Donnergrollen; there is thunder in the aires liegt ein Gewitter ntin der Luft
(fig, of applause) → Sturm m; (of cannons)Donnern nt, → Dröhnen nt; (of waves)Tosen nt; a thunder of applauseein Beifallssturm m ? steal
vi (lit, fig)donnern; (guns, hooves also)dröhnen; (applause also)brausen; (waves, sea)tosen, brausen; the horses came thundering up to the gatedie Pferde kamen aufs Tor zugeprescht; the senator thundered against themder Senator wetterte gegen sie
vt (= shout)brüllen, donnern, mit Donnerstimme brüllen

thunder

:
thunderbolt
n (lit)Blitz m, → Blitz und Donner; the news came like a thunder (fig)die Nachricht schlug wie der Blitz ein or kam wie ein Donnerschlag
thunderclap
nDonnerschlag m
thundercloud

thunder

:
thunderstorm
nGewitter nt
thunderstruck

thunder

[ˈθʌndəʳ]
1. n (Met) → tuono; (of hooves, traffic) → fragore m
with a face like thunder → nero/a or scuro/a in volto
2. vi (Met) (voice) (fig) → tuonare
the guns thundered in the distance → i cannoni tuonavano in lontananza
to thunder by or past (train) → passare rombando or con un rombo
he thundered at him to stop → gli urlò di fermarsi

thunder

(ˈθandə) noun
1. the deep rumbling sound heard in the sky after a flash of lightning. a clap/peal of thunder; a thunderstorm.
2. a loud rumbling. the thunder of horses' hooves.
verb
1. to sound, rumble etc. It thundered all night.
2. to make a noise like thunder. The tanks thundered over the bridge.
ˈthundering adjective
very great. a thundering idiot.
ˈthunderous adjective
like thunder. a thunderous noise.
ˈthunderously adverb
ˈthundery adjective
warning of, or likely to have or bring, thunder. thundery clouds/weather.
ˈthunderbolt noun
1. a flash of lightning immediately followed by thunder.
2. a sudden great surprise. Her arrival was a complete thunderbolt.

thunder

رَعْد hrom torden Donner βροντή trueno ukkonen tonnerre grom tuono 雷鳴 천둥 donder torden grzmot trovão гром åska เสียงฟ้าร้อง gök gürültüsü sấm
References in classic literature ?
Jo still looked like a thunder cloud, and nothing went well all day.
The thunder continued to rumble and flashes of heat lightning lit up the eastern sky.
The wind was sweeping down the rocky trail, the rain was falling in veritable bucketfuls from the overhanging cliff, and deafening thunder and blinding lightning roared and flashed.
The thunder was loud and metallic, like the rattle of sheet iron, and the lightning broke in great zigzags across the heavens, making everything stand out and come close to us for a moment.
He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting' It would seem that the stock of the horse of Israel had descended to our own time; would it not, friend?
The tale was told of old Brouwer, a most heretical disbeliever in ghosts, how he met the Horseman returning from his foray into Sleepy Hollow, and was obliged to get up behind him; how they galloped over bush and brake, over hill and swamp, until they reached the bridge; when the Horseman suddenly turned into a skeleton, threw old Brouwer into the brook, and sprang away over the tree-tops with a clap of thunder.
Hallo, you sir, cried the Captain, a gaunt rib of the sea, stalking up to Queequeg, what in thunder do you mean by that?
John rang the bell twice, and then knocked at the door like thunder.
He wondered if ever he could get used to working in a place like this, where the air shook with deafening thunder, and whistles shrieked warnings on all sides of him at once; where miniature steam engines came rushing upon him, and sizzling, quivering, white-hot masses of metal sped past him, and explosions of fire and flaming sparks dazzled him and scorched his face.
The heavens of America appear infinitely higher, the sky is bluer, the air is fresher, the cold is intenser, the moon looks larger, the stars are brighter the thunder is louder, the lightning is vivider, the wind is stronger, the rain is heavier, the mountains are higher, the rivers longer, the forests bigger, the plains broader.
If any man moves -- even the king -- before I give him leave, I will blast him with thunder, I will consume him with lightnings
The opera proceeded, it was a piece with a storm in it; the mimic thunder began to mutter, the mimic wind began to wail and sough, and the mimic rain to patter.