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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 ?
He went roaring and resentful; but in the very center of the clearing his voice was suddenly hushed and Tarzan saw the great head lower and flatten out, the body crouch and the long tail quiver, as the beast slunk cautiously toward the trees upon the opposite side.
Over and over rolled Numa, the lion, clawing and biting at the air, roaring and growling horribly in savage attempt to reach the thing upon its back.
great events,' when there is much roaring and smoke about them.
Not an instant too soon did Tarzan reach the tree and swing himself into its branches and there he squatted, hurling insults at the king of beasts while Numa paced a circle beneath him, growling and roaring in rage.
Now we soon learned that there were many lions in the rocks around, for we heard their roaring and were much afraid, all except Umslopogaas, who feared nothing.
So they all three left the house together: roaring a No-Popery song until the fields resounded with the dismal noise.
Every once and a while Peleg came hobbling out of his whalebone den, roaring at the men down the hatchways, roaring up to the riggers at the mast-head, and then concluded by roaring back into his wigwam.
For it, remained nothing but to be a cage-animal, in solitary confinement, pacing ever up and down, embittered with all the world of man and roaring its bitterness to the most delicious enthrillment of the pay- spectators.
With lightning speed an arm that was banded layers of iron muscle encircled the huge neck, and the great beast was raised from behind, roaring and pawing the air--raised as easily as Clayton would have lifted a pet dog.
As we entered the animal tent, a hoarse roaring shook the air.
His roaring curses of the first part of the fight had changed to a blasphemous chatter.
Instantly the vast assemblage, as with one accord, struck up the national hymn of the United States, and "Yankee Doodle," sung by five million of hearty throats, rose like a roaring tempest to the farthest limits of the atmosphere.