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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

thun•derˈθʌn dər(n.)

  1. a loud, explosive, resounding noise produced by the explosive expansion of air heated by a lightning discharge.

    Category: Meteorology

  2. any loud, resounding noise:

    the thunder of applause.

  3. (v.i.)to give forth thunder (often used impersonally with it as the subject):

    It thundered all night.

  4. to make a loud, resounding noise like thunder:

    artillery thundering in the hills.

  5. to speak in a very loud or vehement, esp. denunciatory, tone; shout.

  6. (v.t.)to strike, drive, etc., with loud noise or violent action.

  7. to express loudly or vehemently.

Idioms for thunder:

  1. 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.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of thunder:

bef. 900; ME; OE thunor, c. OFris thuner, OS thunar, OHG donar, ON thōrr (cf. Thor )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jupiter Tonans, Thunderer(noun)

    an epithet for Jupiter

  2. thunderer(noun)

    a noisemaker that makes a sound like thunder


  1. thunderer(Noun)

    One who thunders

  2. Thunderer(ProperNoun)

    nickname of The Times newspaper

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thunderer(noun)

    one who thunders; -- used especially as a translation of L. tonans, an epithet applied by the Romans to several of their gods, esp. to Jupiter

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Thunderer

    name given to the Times, from certain powerful articles in it ascribed to the editor, Captain Edward Stirling.


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