Off in the distance, he heard the thunder of hoofbeats, signalling a stampede.
It thundered continuously.
The train thundered along the tracks.
An example of thunder is the sound that happens after a strike of lightning during an electrical storm.
The express train thundered past us.
- to use someone's ideas or methods without permission and without giving credit
- to lessen the effectiveness of someone's statement or action by using or doing it before that person
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of thunder
- Middle English thonder from Old English thunor (s)tenə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition