What does Thunder mean?

Definitions for Thunder
ˈθʌn dərThun·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boom, roar, roaring, thundernoun

    a deep prolonged loud noise

  2. thundernoun

    a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

  3. big H, hell dust, nose drops, smack, thunder, skag, scagverb

    street names for heroin

  4. thunderverb

    move fast, noisily, and heavily

    "The bus thundered down the road"

  5. thunder, roarverb

    utter words loudly and forcefully

    "`Get out of here,' he roared"

  6. thunder, boomverb

    be the case that thunder is being heard

    "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"

  7. thunderverb

    to make or produce a loud noise

    "The river thundered below"; "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle"

Wiktionary

  1. thundernoun

    The sound caused by the discharge of atmospheric electrical charge.

    Thunder is preceded by lightning.

    Etymology: From þunor, from þunraz, from *þen, from (s)ten(ə)-. Compare Persian (tondar).

  2. thundernoun

    A sound resembling thunder.

    Etymology: From þunor, from þunraz, from *þen, from (s)ten(ə)-. Compare Persian (tondar).

  3. thundernoun

    A deep, rumbling noise.

    Off in the distance, he heard the thunder of hoofbeats, signalling a stampede.

    Etymology: From þunor, from þunraz, from *þen, from (s)ten(ə)-. Compare Persian (tondar).

  4. thunderverb

    To make a noise like thunder.

    Etymology: From þunor, from þunraz, from *þen, from (s)ten(ə)-. Compare Persian (tondar).

  5. thunderverb

    To talk with a loud, threatening voice.

    "Get back to work at once!", he thundered.

    Etymology: From þunor, from þunraz, from *þen, from (s)ten(ə)-. Compare Persian (tondar).

  6. thunderverb

    To say (something) with a loud, threatening voice.

    Etymology: From þunor, from þunraz, from *þen, from (s)ten(ə)-. Compare Persian (tondar).

  7. thunderverb

    To produce something with incredible power

    Etymology: From þunor, from þunraz, from *þen, from (s)ten(ə)-. Compare Persian (tondar).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thundernoun

    the sound which follows a flash of lightning; the report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity

  2. Thundernoun

    the discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt

  3. Thundernoun

    any loud noise; as, the thunder of cannon

  4. Thundernoun

    an alarming or statrling threat or denunciation

  5. Thundernoun

    to produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; -- often used impersonally; as, it thundered continuously

  6. Thundernoun

    fig.: To make a loud noise; esp. a heavy sound, of some continuance

  7. Thundernoun

    to utter violent denunciation

  8. Thunderverb

    to emit with noise and terror; to utter vehemently; to publish, as a threat or denunciation

Freebase

  1. Thunder

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thunder

    thun′dėr, n. the deep rumbling sound after a flash of lightning, a thunderbolt: any loud noise: an alarming denunciation.—v.i. to make thunder: to sound as thunder.—v.t. to give out with noise and terror: to publish a denunciation.—ns. Thun′derbolt, a bolt or shaft of lightning preceding a peal of thunder: anything sudden and irresistible: a daring or irresistible hero: ecclesiastical denunciation; Thun′der-clap, a sudden peal of thunder: the report of an explosion of electricity in the clouds; Thun′der-cloud, a cloud charged with electricity, which generally produces lightning and thunder; Thun′derer; Thun′dering, the report of a discharge of electricity in the clouds: thunder.—adj. unusually big, tremendous.—adv. Thun′deringly.—adjs. Thun′derless, without thunder; Thun′der-like (Shak.), like thunder, as a loud noise; Thun′derous, giving forth a sound like thunder, awful.—adv. Thun′derously.—ns. Thun′der-peal, a clap of thunder; Thun′der-plump, a heavy fall of rain in a thunder-storm; Thun′der-shower, a shower accompanied with thunder, or a short heavy shower from a thunder-cloud; Thun′der-stone (Shak.), a stone fabulously supposed to be hurled by thunder, and to do the damage of lightning, a thunderbolt: (geol.) a belemnite, so called from its dart-like shape; Thun′der-storm, continued discharges of electricity from the clouds, producing lightning and thunder, and generally accompanied with heavy rain.—v.t. Thun′der-strike, to strike as by lightning.—n. Thun′der-stroke (Shak.), a stroke or blast by lightning.—adjs. Thun′der-struck, struck by lightning: astonished: struck dumb; Thun′dery, indicative of thunder, or attended by it. [With intrusive d from A.S. þunorþunian, to rattle; cog. with Ger. donner, Ice. þorr for þonr, L. tonāre.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Thunder

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thunder in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thunder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Thunder in a Sentence

  1. Turner Sports:

    The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association today announced that in light of the Milwaukee Bucks' decision to not take the floor today for Game 5 against the Orlando Magic, today's three games — Bucks vs. Magic, Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers — have been postponed, game 5 of each series will be rescheduled.

  2. Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi:

    Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

  3. Hendrik Mulyadi.Hendrik colleague:

    I heard very loud explosion. I thought it was a bomb or a big thunder. We then saw the big wave, about 2 meters high, hitting our boat.

  4. Faye Morrone:

    It’s the exact same thing that we experience in the summer with a thunder storm, it’s just that because it’s winter and there’s snow, we get thundersnow.

  5. Sue Gough:

    All outside events pay fees to use Pentagon Reservation. The fee includes costs for overtime for security and reimbursement for clean up after an event. Rolling Thunder, Inc. pays only a portion of the total costs incurred by Pentagon Reservation to support the event, we are proud of our history of providing a safe operating area for events on the Pentagon Reservation, to include Rolling Thunder every year.

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