Definitions for roarrɔr, roʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

roarrɔr, roʊr(v.i.)

  1. to utter a loud, deep, extended sound, as in anger or excitement.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  2. to laugh loudly or boisterously.

  3. to make a loud din, as thunder, cannon, waves, or wind.

  4. to function or move with a loud, deep sound, as a vehicle:

    The bus roared away.

  5. to make a loud, inhaled snort, as a horse affected with roaring.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  6. (v.t.)to utter or express in a roar.

  7. to affect (oneself) as indicated by roaring:

    to roar oneself hoarse.

  8. (n.)a loud, deep, extended sound:

    the roar of a lion.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  9. a loud outburst:

    a roar of laughter.

Origin of roar:

bef. 900; ME roren (v.), OE rārian, c. OHG rēren to bellow


Princeton's WordNet

  1. boom, roar, roaring, thunder(noun)

    a deep prolonged loud noise

  2. bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl(noun)

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

    "his bellow filled the hallway"

  3. roar(verb)

    the sound made by a lion

  4. roar, howl(verb)

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

    "The wind was howling in the trees"; "The water roared down the chute"

  5. thunder, roar(verb)

    utter words loudly and forcefully

    "`Get out of here,' he roared"

  6. howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaup(verb)

    emit long loud cries

    "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"

  7. roar(verb)

    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

  8. bellow, roar(verb)

    make a loud noise, as of animal

    "The bull bellowed"

  9. roar, howl(verb)

    laugh unrestrainedly and heartily

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. roar(verb)ɔr, roʊr

    to make a very loud continuous noise

    The plane's engines roared.

  2. roarɔr, roʊr

    (of a lion) to make a loud sound

    The male roared loudly.

  3. roarɔr, roʊr

    to laugh or shout very loudly

    My uncle roared with laughter at my joke.; The crowd roared its approval.

  4. roarɔr, roʊr

    (of a vehicle) to move somewhere making a loud noise

    A motorcycle roared down the road.

  5. roar(noun)ɔr, roʊr

    a loud continuous noise

    the roar of the crowd/traffic

  6. roarɔr, roʊr

    the noise a lion makes

    He gave a loud roar.


  1. roar(Noun)

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

  2. roar(Noun)

    The cry of the lion.

  3. roar(Noun)

    The deep cry of the bull.

  4. roar(Noun)

    A loud sound as of a motorbike or a similar engine.

  5. roar(Noun)

    A show of strength or character.

  6. roar(Verb)

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

  7. roar(Verb)

    To laugh in a particularly loud manner.

  8. roar(Verb)

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

    The lioness roared to scare off the hyenas.

  9. roar(Verb)

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

  10. Origin: rarian, from . Cognate with röhren.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roar(verb)

    to cry with a full, loud, continued sound

  2. Roar(verb)

    to bellow, or utter a deep, loud cry, as a lion or other beast

  3. Roar(verb)

    to cry loudly, as in pain, distress, or anger

  4. Roar(verb)

    to make a loud, confused sound, as winds, waves, passing vehicles, a crowd of persons when shouting together, or the like

  5. Roar(verb)

    to be boisterous; to be disorderly

  6. Roar(verb)

    to laugh out loudly and continuously; as, the hearers roared at his jokes

  7. Roar(verb)

    to make a loud noise in breathing, as horses having a certain disease. See Roaring, 2

  8. Roar(verb)

    to cry aloud; to proclaim loudly

  9. Roar(noun)

    the sound of roaring

  10. Roar(noun)

    the deep, loud cry of a wild beast; as, the roar of a lion

  11. Roar(noun)

    the cry of one in pain, distress, anger, or the like

  12. Roar(noun)

    a loud, continuous, and confused sound; as, the roar of a cannon, of the wind, or the waves; the roar of ocean

  13. Roar(noun)

    a boisterous outcry or shouting, as in mirth


  1. Roar

    Roar is an American television show that originally aired on the Fox network in July 1997. In the year AD 400, a young Irish man, Conor, sets out to rid his land of the invading Romans, but in order to accomplish this, he must unite the Celtic clans.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'roar' in Verbs Frequency: #1085

Translations for roar

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a loud deep cry

a roar of pain/laughter; the lion's roars.

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