Definitions for Thunderˈθʌn dər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a loud, explosive, resounding noise produced by the explosive expansion of air heated by a lightning discharge.
any loud, resounding noise:
the thunder of applause.
(v.i.)to give forth thunder (often used impersonally with it as the subject):
It thundered all night.
to make a loud, resounding noise like thunder:
artillery thundering in the hills.
to speak in a very loud or vehement, esp. denunciatory, tone; shout.
(v.t.)to strike, drive, etc., with loud noise or violent action.
to express loudly or vehemently.
Idioms for thunder:
steal someone's thunder, to misappropriate the ideas or inventions of another. to spoil the effect of another's performance, remark, etc., by doing or saying it first.
Origin of thunder:
bef. 900; ME; OE thunor, c. OFris thuner, OS thunar, OHG donar, ON thōrr (cf. Thor )
boom, roar, roaring, thunder(noun)
a deep prolonged loud noise
a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning
big H, hell dust, nose drops, smack, thunder, skag, scag(verb)
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move fast, noisily, and heavily
"The bus thundered down the road"
utter words loudly and forcefully
"`Get out of here,' he roared"
be the case that thunder is being heard
"Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"
to make or produce a loud noise
"The river thundered below"; "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the deep loud noise that often comes with lightning during a storm
the rumble of thunder
to make the sound of thunder
It was thundering during the storm.
to move with a very loud noise
a herd of wild horses thundering past
The sound caused by the discharge of atmospheric electrical charge.
Thunder is preceded by lightning.
A sound resembling thunder.
A deep, rumbling noise.
Off in the distance, he heard the thunder of hoofbeats, signalling a stampede.
To make a noise like thunder.
To talk with a loud, threatening voice.
"Get back to work at once!", he thundered.
To say (something) with a loud, threatening voice.
To produce something with incredible power
Origin: From þunor, from þunraz, from *þen, from (s)ten(ə)-. Compare Persian (tondar).
the sound which follows a flash of lightning; the report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity
the discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt
any loud noise; as, the thunder of cannon
an alarming or statrling threat or denunciation
to produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; -- often used impersonally; as, it thundered continuously
fig.: To make a loud noise; esp. a heavy sound, of some continuance
to utter violent denunciation
to emit with noise and terror; to utter vehemently; to publish, as a threat or denunciation
Thunder is the sound caused by lightning. Depending on the distance and nature of the lightning, thunder can range from a sharp, loud crack to a long, low rumble. The sudden increase in pressure and temperature from lightning produces rapid expansion of the air surrounding and within a bolt of lightning. In turn, this expansion of air creates a sonic shock wave, similar to a sonic boom, which produces the sound of thunder, often referred to as a clap, crack, or peal of thunder. The distance of the lightning can be calculated by the listener based on the time interval from when the lightning is seen to when the sound is heard.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The violent report which, as we hear it, succeeds the lightning flash in stormy weather. It is really produced simultaneously with the lightning and is supposed to arise from disturbance of the air by the discharge. The rolling noise has been attributed to successive reflections between clouds and earth, and to series of discharges reaching the ear from different distances and through air of varying density. The subject is obscure. By timing the interval from lightning flash to the report of the thunder an approximate estimate of the distance of the seat of discharge can be made. The first sound of the thunder should be timed. An almost concurrence of thunder and lightning indicates immediate proximity of the discharge. [Transcriber's note: The speed of sound at sea level is about 5 seconds per mile.]
Translations for Thunder
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the deep rumbling sound heard in the sky after a flash of lightning
a clap/peal of thunder; a thunderstorm.
- trovãoPortuguese (BR)
- der DonnerGerman
- torden; torden-Danish
- गड़गड़ाहट बिजली कीHindi
- 우레, 천둥Korean
- griaustinis, perkūnasLithuanian
- pērkons; pērkona dārdiLatvian
- guruh, petirMalay
- grzmot, burzaPolish
- åska, åskmullerSwedish
- gök gürlemesiTurkish
- 雷聲Chinese (Trad.)
- رعد، بادل کي گرجUrdu
- sấm, tiếng sấm, tiếng sétVietnamese
- 雷声Chinese (Simp.)
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