What does roar mean?

Definitions for roarrɔr, roʊr

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

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


  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

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


  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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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A lion's strength does not lie in its roar.

  2. Thomas Fuller:

    Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper.

  3. Bubba Watson:

    When you hear a roar on a tee shot, you know you've done good.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    The roar of an angry crowd is much louder than that of a lion.

  5. Arabic Proverb:

    The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.

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