roar

To roar is to make a ferociously loud sound, like a lion or a tiger. If you go to a football game, you'll hear the crowd roar whenever their team scores a goal.

A wild animal roars when it makes its long, full cry, and a person (or a thing) can emit a similar roar. Your boisterous uncle roars with laughter, and the frustrated substitute teacher might roar angrily at the class. Motorcycles sometimes roar down the street, and a judge might silence a courtroom when she roars, "Order!" Roar can also act as a noun, meaning the sound itself — like the roar of the crowd that drowns out your voice. Roar comes from an imitative Old English root.

Primary Meanings of roar

1.
vn
make a loud noise, as of an animal
a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
2.
v
act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way
Full Definitions of roar
1

v make a loud noise, as of an animal

Synonyms:
bellow
Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

v emit long loud cries

Synonyms:
howl, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl
Types:
squall, waul, wawl
make high-pitched, whiney noises
Type of:
call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell
utter a sudden loud cry

v laugh unrestrainedly and heartily

Synonyms:
howl
Type of:
express joy, express mirth, laugh
produce laughter

v make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles

“The water roared down the chute”
Synonyms:
howl
Types:
vroom
make a loud, roaring sound, as of a car engine, while moving
bawl, yawp
make a raucous noise
thunder
to make or produce a loud noise
Type of:
make noise, noise, resound
emit a noise

v utter words loudly and forcefully

“`Get out of here,' he roared
Synonyms:
thunder
Type of:
shout
utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)

n a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

Synonyms:
bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roaring, yowl
Type of:
call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell
a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

n the sound made by a lion

Type of:
cry
the characteristic utterance of an animal

n a deep prolonged loud noise

Synonyms:
boom, roaring, thunder
Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
2

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”
Type of:
continue, go forward, proceed
move ahead; travel onward in time or space

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