What does roar mean?

Definitions for roar
rɔr, roʊrroar

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word roar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boom, roar, roaring, thundernoun

    a deep prolonged loud noise

  2. bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowlnoun

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

    "his bellow filled the hallway"

  3. roarverb

    the sound made by a lion

  4. roar, howlverb

    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, roarverb

    utter words loudly and forcefully

    "`Get out of here,' he roared"

  6. howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaupverb

    emit long loud cries

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

  7. roarverb

    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, roarverb

    make a loud noise, as of animal

    "The bull bellowed"

  9. roar, howlverb

    laugh unrestrainedly and heartily

Wiktionary

  1. roarnoun

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

    Etymology: rarian, from . Cognate with röhren.

  2. roarnoun

    The cry of the lion.

    Etymology: rarian, from . Cognate with röhren.

  3. roarnoun

    The deep cry of the bull.

    Etymology: rarian, from . Cognate with röhren.

  4. roarnoun

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

    Etymology: rarian, from . Cognate with röhren.

  5. roarnoun

    A show of strength or character.

    Etymology: rarian, from . Cognate with röhren.

  6. roarverb

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

    Etymology: rarian, from . Cognate with röhren.

  7. roarverb

    To laugh in a particularly loud manner.

    Etymology: rarian, from . Cognate with röhren.

  8. roarverb

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

    The lioness roared to scare off the hyenas.

    Etymology: rarian, from . Cognate with röhren.

  9. roarverb

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

    Etymology: rarian, from . Cognate with röhren.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roarverb

    to cry with a full, loud, continued sound

    Etymology: [OE. roren, raren, AS. rrian; akin to G. rhten, OHG. rrn. 112.]

  2. Roarverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. roren, raren, AS. rrian; akin to G. rhten, OHG. rrn. 112.]

  3. Roarverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. roren, raren, AS. rrian; akin to G. rhten, OHG. rrn. 112.]

  4. Roarverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. roren, raren, AS. rrian; akin to G. rhten, OHG. rrn. 112.]

  5. Roarverb

    to be boisterous; to be disorderly

    Etymology: [OE. roren, raren, AS. rrian; akin to G. rhten, OHG. rrn. 112.]

  6. Roarverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. roren, raren, AS. rrian; akin to G. rhten, OHG. rrn. 112.]

  7. Roarverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. roren, raren, AS. rrian; akin to G. rhten, OHG. rrn. 112.]

  8. Roarverb

    to cry aloud; to proclaim loudly

    Etymology: [OE. roren, raren, AS. rrian; akin to G. rhten, OHG. rrn. 112.]

  9. Roarnoun

    the sound of roaring

    Etymology: [OE. roren, raren, AS. rrian; akin to G. rhten, OHG. rrn. 112.]

  10. Roarnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. roren, raren, AS. rrian; akin to G. rhten, OHG. rrn. 112.]

  11. Roarnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. roren, raren, AS. rrian; akin to G. rhten, OHG. rrn. 112.]

  12. Roarnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. roren, raren, AS. rrian; akin to G. rhten, OHG. rrn. 112.]

  13. Roarnoun

    a boisterous outcry or shouting, as in mirth

    Etymology: [OE. roren, raren, AS. rrian; akin to G. rhten, OHG. rrn. 112.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Roar

    rōr, v.i. to utter a full, loud sound: to bellow, as a beast: to cry aloud: to bawl: to guffaw.—n. a full, loud sound: the cry of a beast: an outcry of mirth, esp. of laughter.—ns. Roar′er; Roar′ing, act or sound of roaring: a disease of horses causing them to roar in breathing.—adv. Roar′ingly.—Roaring boys, swaggerers; Roaring forties, the stormy tract between 49° and 50° N. latitude; Roaring game, curling. [A.S. rárian; Mid. High Ger. rēran, Ger. röhren, to cry as a stag, to bellow.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of roar in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of roar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of roar in a Sentence

  1. Frederick Douglass:

    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Alas, poor Yorick I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now to mock your own grinning? Quite chap-fallen? Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favor she must come.

  3. Deshawn Yeldell:

    Peeps stay solid and protect yourself and your family by any means necessary, there’s shady people out here and a rotten Society, this world and life we live there will always be some heartbreaking things that you will see in the future that’s going to make you lose control of your emotions and break down and cry, keep your head up and don’t go off your rocker. -MillYentei _The Gorilla Roar!

  4. Asra Nomani:

    Parents in Virginia are very real mama bears and papa bears expressing a mighty roar for their cubs, they are not some kind of circus animal doing tricks for a master of ceremonies.

  5. Shel Silverstein:

    The hens they all cackle, the roosters all beg, But I will not hatch, I will not hatch. For I hear all the talk of pollution and war As the people all shout and the airplane roar, So I'm staying in here where it's safe and it's warm, And I WILL NOT HATCH

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. fluster
    • B. excogitate
    • C. knead
    • D. descant

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