Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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
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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thunderer - an epithet for JupiterThunderer - an epithet for Jupiter    
2.thunderer - a noisemaker that makes a sound like thunder
noisemaker - a device (such as a clapper or bell or horn) used to make a loud noise at a celebration


n the Thunderer (Myth) → der Blitzeschleuderer
References in classic literature ?
Dost thou not know, thou miserable little licentiate, that I can do it, being, as I say, Jupiter the Thunderer, who hold in my hands the fiery bolts with which I am able and am wont to threaten and lay waste the world?
But the great attraction was a pamphlet called The Thunderer, which espoused their own opinions, and was supposed at that time to emanate directly from the Association.
If the Olympian Thunderer wants to hurl us all from our seats, he can do so, for he is far the strongest, so give him fair words, and he will then soon be in a good humour with us.
The Thunderer was another of Ngurn's names for the mysterious deity.
The happier state In Heav'n, which follows dignity, might draw Envy from each inferior; but who here Will envy whom the highest place exposes Formost to stand against the Thunderers aime Your bulwark, and condemns to greatest share Of endless pain?
Their final visit of the day will be to Acme Whistles in Hockley, the firm which made the first police whistle and the original Acme Thunderer.
Corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, on October 26, 1881, which some sources indicate started as a dispute between Holliday and cowboy Ike Clanton, Doc used a shotgun, a Colt Thunderer revolver, and a Remington Rider Magazine derringer.
A Lambretta B Velocipede C Dominator D Thunderer QUESTION 5 - for 5 points: Which instrument was played by jazz star Louis Armstrong?
I mention it because a staff member on hearing the buzz of violence always lurked with the Acme Thunderer poised in his or her lips ready to ensure law and order.
Age - at least - of the Acme 110 Thunderer whistle that has been used to start every inaugural game in the tournament.
I've always used compact, open whistles like the Acme Thunderer and Tornado.
As we might expect from a thunderer on a soapbox, variants of good commons and bad enclosures are conjured with enthusiasm, but there is little reflection on what a more relational account of this politics might look like.