the act of a person, animal, or thing that roars.
a loud, deep cry or sound or a series of such sounds.
Veterinary Pathology. a disease of horses, caused by respiratory obstruction or vocal cord paralysis, and characterized by loud or rough breathing sounds.
making or causing a roar, as an animal or thunder.
brisk or highly successful, as trade:
He did a roaring business selling watches to tourists.
characterized by noisy, disorderly behavior; boisterous; riotous:
complete; utter; out-and-out:
a roaring idiot; a roaring success.
verb (used without object)
to utter a loud, deep cry or howl, as in excitement, distress, or anger.
to laugh loudly or boisterously:
to roar at a joke.
to make a loud sound or din, as thunder, cannon, waves, or wind.
to function or move with a loud, deep sound, as a vehicle:
The automobile roared away.
to make a loud noise in breathing, as a horse.
verb (used with object)
to utter or express in a roar:
to roar denials.
to bring, put, make, etc., by roaring:
to roar oneself hoarse.
a loud, deep cry or howl, as of an animal or a person:
the roar of a lion.
a loud, confused, constant noise or sound; din; clamor:
the roar of the surf; the roar of lively conversation from the crowded party.
a loud outburst:
a roar of laughter; a roar of approval from the audience.
(informal) very brisk and profitable (esp in the phrase a roaring trade)
(Austral) the roaring days, the period of the Australian goldrushes
(Irish, derogatory, informal) (intensifier): a roaring communist
noisily or boisterously (esp in the phrase roaring drunk)
a loud prolonged cry
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
verb (mainly intransitive)
(of lions and other animals) to utter characteristic loud growling cries
(also transitive) (of people) to utter (something) with a loud deep cry, as in anger or triumph
to laugh in a loud hearty unrestrained manner
(of horses) to breathe with laboured rasping sounds See roaring (sense 6)
(of the wind, waves, etc) to blow or break loudly and violently, as during a storm
(of a fire) to burn fiercely with a roaring sound
(of a machine, gun, etc) to operate or move with a loud harsh noise
(transitive) to bring (oneself) into a certain condition by roaring: to roar oneself hoarse
a loud deep cry, uttered by a person or crowd, esp in anger or triumph
a prolonged loud cry of certain animals, esp lions
any similar noise made by a fire, the wind, waves, artillery, an engine, etc
a loud unrestrained burst of laughter
plural noun 1. either of two areas in the ocean between 40° and 50° N or S latitude, noted for high winds and rough seas. Roaring Forties plural noun 1. (nautical) the Roaring Forties, the areas of ocean between 40° and 50° latitude in the S Hemisphere, noted for gale-force winds
plural noun 1. the 1920s regarded as a boisterous era of prosperity, fast cars, jazz, speakeasies, and wild youth. Roaring Twenties definition The 1920s in the United States, called “roaring” because of the exuberant, freewheeling popular culture of the decade. The Roaring Twenties was a time when many people defied Prohibition, indulged in new styles […]
adjective 1. (Midland English, dialect) severe: a roarming cold
- Roar up
verb 1. (transitive, adverb) (Austral, informal) to rebuke or reprimand (a person)