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Webster 1913 Edition


Roar

Roar

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Roared
;
p. pr. & vvb. n.
Roaring
.]
[OE.
roren
,
raren
, AS.
rārian
; akin to G.
röhten
, OHG.
rērēn
. √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.
Spenser.
(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.
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
, 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° and 50° north latitude.

Roar

,
Verb.
T.
To cry aloud; to proclaim loudly.
This last action will
roar
thy infamy.
Ford.

Roar

,
Noun.
The sound of roaring.
Specifically:
(a)
The deep, loud cry of a wild beast;
as, the
roar
of a lion
.
(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
!
Byron.
(d)
A boisterous outcry or shouting, as in mirth.
Pit, boxes, and galleries were in a constant
roar
of laughter.
Macaulay.

Webster 1828 Edition


Roar

ROAR

, v.i.
1.
To cry with a full, loud, continued sound; to bellow, as a beast; as a roaring bull; a roaring lion.
2.
To cry aloud, as in distress.
The suff'ring chief roar'd out for anguish.
3.
To cry aloud; to bawl; as a child.
4.
To cause a loud continued sound. We say, the sea or the wind roars; a company roar in acclamation.
5.
To make a loud noise.
The brazen throat of war had ceas'd to roar.

ROAR

, n.
1.
A full loud sound of some continuance; the cry of a beast; as the roar of a lion or bull.
2.
The loud cry of a child or person in distress.
3.
Clamor; outcry of joy or mirth; as a roar of laughter. he set the company in a roar.
4.
The loud continued sound of the sea in a storm, or the howling of a tempest.
5.
Any loud sound of some continuance; as the roar of cannon.

Definition 2022


Roar

Roar

See also: roar

Norwegian

Proper noun

Roar

  1. A male given name.

Related terms

  • Roger (the Germanic equivalent)

roar

roar

See also: Roar

English

Verb

roar (third-person singular simple present roars, present participle roaring, simple past and past participle roared)

  1. (intransitive) To make a loud, deep cry, especially from pain, anger, or other strong emotion.
    • Dryden
      Sole on the barren sands, the suffering chief / Roared out for anguish, and indulged his grief.
  2. To laugh in a particularly loud manner.
    The audience roared at his jokes.
  3. Of animals (especially the lion), to make a loud deep noise.
    The lioness roared to scare off the hyenas.
    • Spenser
      Roaring bulls he would him make to tame.
  4. Generally, of inanimate objects etc., to make a loud resounding noise.
    • Milton
      The brazen throat of war had ceased to roar.
    • Gray
      How oft I crossed where carts and coaches roar.
  5. (figuratively) To proceed vigorously.
    • 2011 January 25, Phil McNulty, Blackpool 2-3 Man Utd”, in BBC:
      United's attempt to extend their unbeaten league sequence to 23 games this season looked to be in shreds as the Seasiders - managed by Ian Holloway - roared into a fully deserved two-goal lead at the interval.
  6. (transitive) To cry aloud; to proclaim loudly.
    • Ford
      This last action will roar thy infamy.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 7, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      I made a speaking trumpet of my hands and commenced to whoop “Ahoy!” and “Hello!” at the top of my lungs. […] The Colonel woke up, and, after asking what in brimstone was the matter, opened his mouth and roared “Hi!” and “Hello!” like the bull of Bashan.
  7. To be boisterous; to be disorderly.
    • Bishop Burnet
      It was a mad, roaring time, full of extravagance.
  8. To make a loud noise in breathing, as horses do when they have a certain disease.

Translations

Noun

roar (plural roars)

  1. A long, loud, deep shout made with the mouth wide open.
  2. The cry of the lion.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
      The Winkies were not a brave people, but they had to do as they were told. So they marched away until they came near to Dorothy. Then the Lion gave a great roar and sprang towards them, and the poor Winkies were so frightened that they ran back as fast as they could.
  3. The deep cry of the bull.
  4. A loud resounding noise.
    the roar of a motorbike
    • 1944, Ernie Pyle, Brave Men, University of Nebraska Press (2001), page 107:
      "Those lovely valleys and mountains were filled throughout the day and night with the roar of heavy shooting."
  5. A show of strength or character.

Translations


Swedish

Verb

roar

  1. present tense of roa.