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Meaning of ROAR

Pronunciation:  rowr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway"
  2. [n]  a deep prolonged loud noise
  3. [n]  the sound made by a lion
  4. [v]  laugh unrestrainedly and heartily
  5. [v]  utter words loudly and forcefully; "`Get out of here,' he roared."
  6. [v]  make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles; "The wind was howling in the trees"; "The water roared down the chute"
  7. [v]  emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"
  8. [v]  make a loud noise, as of animal; "The bull bellowed"
  9. [v]  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

ROAR is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: bellow, bellow, bellowing, boom, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, howl, howl, roaring, roaring, thunder, thunder, ululate, wail, yawl, yowl
 See Also: bawl, call, call, continue, cry, cry, cry, emit, express joy, express mirth, go forward, holler, hollo, laugh, let loose, let out, make noise, noise, noise, outcry, proceed, resound, scream, shout, shout, shout out, squall, utter, vociferation, vroom, waul, wawl, yawp, yell, yell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Roar\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Roared}; p. pr. & vvb. n.
    {Roaring}.] [OE. roren, raren, AS. r[=a]rian; akin to G.
    r["o]hten, OHG. r?r?n. [root]112.]
    1. To cry with a full, loud, continued sound. Specifically:
       (a) To bellow, or utter a deep, loud cry, as a lion or
           other beast.
                 Roaring bulls he would him make to tame.
       (b) To cry loudly, as in pain, distress, or anger.
                 Sole on the barren sands, the suffering chief
                 Roared out for anguish, and indulged his grief.
                 He scorned to roar under the impressions of a
                 finite anger.                     --South.
    2. To make a loud, confused sound, as winds, waves, passing
       vehicles, a crowd of persons when shouting together, or
       the like.
             The brazen throat of war had ceased to roar.
             How oft I crossed where carts and coaches roar.
    3. To be boisterous; to be disorderly.
             It was a mad, roaring time, full of extravagance.
                                                   --Bp. Burnet.
    4. To laugh out loudly and continuously; as, the hearers
       roared at his jokes.
    5. To make a loud noise in breathing, as horses having a
       certain disease. See {Roaring}, 2.
    {Roaring boy}, a roaring, noisy fellow; -- name given, at the
       latter end Queen Elizabeth's reign, to the riotous fellows
       who raised disturbances in the street. ``Two roaring boys
       of Rome, that made all split.'' --Beau. & Fl.
    {Roaring forties} (Naut.), a sailor's name for the stormy
       tract of ocean between 40[deg] and 50[deg] north latitude.
  2. \Roar\, v. t.
    To cry aloud; to proclaim loudly.
          This last action will roar thy infamy.   --Ford.
  3. \Roar\, n.
    The sound of roaring. Specifically:
    (a) The deep, loud cry of a wild beast; as, the roar of a
    (b) The cry of one in pain, distress, anger, or the like.
    (c) A loud, continuous, and confused sound; as, the roar of a
        cannon, of the wind, or the waves; the roar of ocean.
              Arm! arm! it is, it is the cannon's opening roar!
    (d) A boisterous outcry or shouting, as in mirth.
              Pit, boxes, and galleries were in a constant roar
              of laughter.                         --Macaulay.