Roar meaning

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A loud resounding noise.

The roar of a motorbike.

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A loud, deep, prolonged sound or cry, as of a person in distress or rage.
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The definition of a roar is a deep sound like that of a lion.

An example of a roar is the sound of thunder.

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The loud deep cry of a wild animal, especially a lion or other wild cat.
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A loud prolonged noise, such as that produced by waves.
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A loud burst of laughter.
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To produce or utter a roar.
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To laugh loudly or excitedly.
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To make or produce a loud noise or din.

The engines roared.

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To move while making a loud noise.

The truck roared down the road.

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To breathe with a rasping sound. Used of a horse.
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To utter or express loudly.
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To put, bring, or force into a specified state by roaring.

The crowd roared itself hoarse.

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To make a loud, deep, rumbling cry, as a lion does.
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To breathe with a loud, rasping noise as a result of exertion or disease.
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To talk or laugh loudly and boisterously.
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To make a loud noise in moving, operating, etc.
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To resound with a noisy din.
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To utter in or express with a loud, deep sound.
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To make, put, force, etc. by roaring.

To roar oneself hoarse.

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A loud, deep, rumbling sound, as of a lion or bull, a person in pain, a cheering crowd, etc.
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A loud burst of laughter.
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A loud noise, as that made by crashing waves, a storm, a motor, etc.; din.
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(intransitive) To make a loud, deep cry, especially from pain, anger, or other strong emotion.
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To laugh in a particularly loud manner.

The audience roared at his jokes.

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

The lioness roared to scare off the hyenas.

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Generally, of inanimate objects etc., to make a loud resounding noise.
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(figuratively) To proceed vigorously.
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To cry aloud; to proclaim loudly.
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To be boisterous; to be disorderly.
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To make a loud noise in breathing, as horses do when they have a certain disease.
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A long, loud, deep shout made with the mouth wide open.
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The cry of the lion.
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The deep cry of the bull.
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A show of strength or character.
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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.

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Origin of roar

  • Middle English roren to roar from Old English rārian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English rārian, from Germanic. Cognate with German röhren.

    From Wiktionary