- The definition of a roar is a deep sound like that of a lion.
An example of a roar is the sound of thunder.
- Roar is defined as to talk loudly, or make a deep sound like a lion.
- An example of roar is to laugh deeply and heartily.
- An example of roar is the combined sound of many people talking.
- to make a loud, deep, rumbling cry, as a lion does
- to breathe with a loud, rasping noise as a result of exertion or disease: said of a horse
- to talk or laugh loudly and boisterously
- to make a loud noise in moving, operating, etc.: said of an engine, cannon, etc.
- to resound with a noisy din
Origin of roarMiddle English raren ; from Old English rarian, akin to German rehren ; from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form rei-, to cry out from source Sanskrit r?yati, (he) bellows, Old Norse r?mr, hoarse
- to utter in or express with a loud, deep sound
- to make, put, force, etc. by roaring: to roar oneself hoarse
- a loud, deep, rumbling sound, as of a lion or bull, a person in pain, a cheering crowd, etc.
- a loud burst of laughter
- a loud noise, as that made by crashing waves, a storm, a motor, etc.; din
- The loud deep cry of a wild animal, especially a lion or other wild cat.
- A loud, deep, prolonged sound or cry, as of a person in distress or rage.
- A loud prolonged noise, such as that produced by waves.
- A loud burst of laughter.
verbroared, roar·ing, roars
- To produce or utter a roar.
- To laugh loudly or excitedly.
- To make or produce a loud noise or din: The engines roared.
- To move while making a loud noise: The truck roared down the road.
- To breathe with a rasping sound. Used of a horse.
- To utter or express loudly. See Synonyms at yell.
- To put, bring, or force into a specified state by roaring: The crowd roared itself hoarse.
Origin of roarMiddle English roren, to roar, from Old English rārian.
(third-person singular simple present roars, present participle roaring, simple past and past participle roared)
- (intransitive) To make a loud, deep cry, especially from pain, anger, or other strong emotion.
- To laugh in a particularly loud manner.
- The audience roared at his jokes.
- Of animals (especially the lion), to make a loud deep noise.
- The lioness roared to scare off the hyenas.
- Generally, of inanimate objects etc., to make a loud resounding noise.
- (figuratively) To proceed vigorously.
- To cry aloud; to proclaim loudly.
- To be boisterous; to be disorderly.
- To make a loud noise in breathing, as horses do when they have a certain disease.