Definition of Roar

1. Noun. A deep prolonged loud noise.

Exact synonyms: Boom, Roaring, Thunder
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Boom, Boom, Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thunderous

2. Verb. Make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles. "The streets roar with cars "; "The water roared down the chute"
Exact synonyms: Howl
Specialized synonyms: Vroom, Bawl, Yawp, Thunder
Generic synonyms: Make Noise, Noise, Resound
Derivative terms: Howl, Roaring

3. Noun. A very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal). "His bellow filled the hallway"

4. Verb. Utter words loudly and forcefully. "They roar that there was a traffic accident "; "`Get out of here,' he roared"
Exact synonyms: Thunder
Generic synonyms: Shout
Derivative terms: Roarer, Roaring, Thunder

5. Noun. The sound made by a lion.
Generic synonyms: Cry

6. Verb. Emit long loud cries. "The meadows roar with animals "; "Howl with sorrow"
Exact synonyms: Howl, Ululate, Wail, Yaup, Yawl
Generic synonyms: Call, Cry, Holler, Hollo, Scream, Shout, Shout Out, Squall, Yell
Specialized synonyms: Squall, Waul, Wawl
Derivative terms: Howl, Howling, Roaring, Ululation, Wail, Wailer, Wailing

7. Verb. Act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way. "They roar up the hill"; "Desperadoes from the hills regularly roared in to take over the town"
Generic synonyms: Continue, Go Forward, Proceed

8. Verb. Make a loud noise, as of animal. "The animals roar"; "The bull bellowed"
Exact synonyms: Bellow
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Derivative terms: Bellow, Bellowing, Roarer, Roaring

9. Verb. Laugh unrestrainedly and heartily.
Exact synonyms: Howl
Generic synonyms: Express Joy, Express Mirth, Laugh
Derivative terms: Howl, Howler, Howling

Definition of Roar

1. v. i. To cry with a full, loud, continued sound.

2. v. t. To cry aloud; to proclaim loudly.

3. n. The sound of roaring.

Definition of Roar

1. Verb. To make a loud, deep cry, especially from pain, anger, or other strong emotion. ¹

2. Verb. To laugh in a particularly loud manner. ¹

3. Verb. Of animals (especially the lion), to make a loud deep noise. ¹

4. Verb. Generally, of inanimate objects etc., to make a loud resounding noise. ¹

5. Verb. (figuratively) ¹

6. Noun. A long, loud, deep shout made with the mouth wide open. ¹

7. Noun. The cry of the lion. ¹

8. Noun. The deep cry of the bull. ¹

9. Noun. A loud sound as of a motorbike or a similar engine. ¹

10. Noun. A show of strength or character. ¹

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Definition of Roar

1. to utter a loud, deep sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Roar

1. 1. To cry with a full, loud, continued sound. Specifically: To bellow, or utter a deep, loud cry, as a lion or other beast. "Roaring bulls he would him make to tame." (Spenser) 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." (Dryden) "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." (Milton) "How oft I crossed where carts and coaches roar." (Gay) 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. 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." Roaring forties, a sailor's name for the stormy tract of ocean between 40 deg and 50 deg north latitude. Origin: OE. Roren, raren, AS. Rarian; akin to G. Rohten, OHG. Rrn. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roar

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roaming masters
roan antelope
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roar off
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