boom, roar, roaring, thunder(noun)
a deep prolonged loud noise
a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning
big H, hell dust, nose drops, smack, thunder, skag, scag(verb)
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move fast, noisily, and heavily
"The bus thundered down the road"
utter words loudly and forcefully
"`Get out of here,' he roared"
be the case that thunder is being heard
"Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"
to make or produce a loud noise
"The river thundered below"; "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle"
The sound caused by the discharge of atmospheric electrical charge.
Thunder is preceded by lightning.
A sound resembling thunder.
A deep, rumbling noise.
Off in the distance, he heard the thunder of hoofbeats, signalling a stampede.
To make a noise like thunder.
To talk with a loud, threatening voice.
"Get back to work at once!", he thundered.
To say (something) with a loud, threatening voice.
To produce something with incredible power
Origin: From þunor, from þunraz, from *þen, from (s)ten(ə)-. Compare Persian (tondar).
the sound which follows a flash of lightning; the report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity
the discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt
any loud noise; as, the thunder of cannon
an alarming or statrling threat or denunciation
to produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; -- often used impersonally; as, it thundered continuously
fig.: To make a loud noise; esp. a heavy sound, of some continuance
to utter violent denunciation
to emit with noise and terror; to utter vehemently; to publish, as a threat or denunciation
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
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. þunor—þunian, to rattle; cog. with Ger. donner, Ice. þorr for þonr, L. tonāre.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
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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The numerical value of thunder in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of thunder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of thunder in a Sentence
Thunder is all talk; lightning is all action.
Deliver thunder, God, if you choose not to talk.
It was not thunder or lightning or weather-related.
The thunder is very loud, but the raindrops may be very small.
If the thunder is not loud, the peasant forgets to cross himself.
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- رعد, صوت الرعدArabic
- འབྲུག་སྐད་རྒྱག, ལྡིར་སྒྲTibetan Standard
- taraniñ, taranalBreton
- tronar, troCatalan, Valencian
- dunění, hřmění, hrom, hromovat, hromová rána, zahřmění, hřmítCzech
- taranau, taranuWelsh
- Donnern, DonnerGerman
- κεραυνός, βροντήGreek
- tondro, tondriEsperanto
- trueno, tronar, estruendoSpanish
- تندر, رعدPersian
- pauhu, jyrähdellä, jyrinä, jylinä, jyrähtely, jyrähdys, jyrähtää, pauhata, jyristä, ukkonenFinnish
- tonner, tonnerre, tonitruerFrench
- daverje, tongerWestern Frisian
- tàirneanachScottish Gaelic
- गड़गड़ाहट, गरजHindi
- lorayHaitian Creole
- mennydörgés, égzengés, dörgés, robaj, mennydHungarian
- guntur, guruhIndonesian
- tuonare, tuonoItalian
- 雷, 雷が鳴る, 轟音, 雷鳴, 怒鳴る, 轟音を立てる, サンダーJapanese
- ქუხილი, ჭექა-ქუხილიGeorgian
- 천둥, 우레Korean
- tonitruum, tonus, tonitrus, tono, tonitrua,Latin
- donnerenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- guntur, guruhMalay
- overdonderen, gerommel, donder, gedonder, donderenDutch
- iiʼniʼNavajo, Navaho
- tronar, tronada, tronOccitan
- æрвнæрынOssetian, Ossetic
- grom, zagrzmieć, grzmot, grzmieć, gromićPolish
- trovejar, estrondo, trovoar, trovoada, trovãoPortuguese
- tun, tunar, tung, tunerRomansh
- tunet, tunaRomanian
- гром, рокот, грохот, греметь, грохотать, громыхатьRussian
- tronu, tronai, tronareSardinian
- гром, гр̀мети, grmljavina, zagrmeti, grmnjevit, grmnjevito, грмљавина, grom, gr̀metiSerbo-Croatian
- විදුලි කෙටීමSinhala, Sinhalese
- grmenje, grom, grmetiSlovene
- åska, smäll, dundra, åskdån, dån, muller, mullrande, åskmuller, dånaSwedish
- สายฟ้าฟาด, สายฟ้าThai
- gök gürültüsüTurkish
- گڑگڑاہٹ, گرجUrdu
- sét, sấmVietnamese
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