roar


roar
[[t]rɔ͟ː(r)[/t]]
roars, roaring, roared
1) VERB If something, usually a vehicle, roars somewhere, it goes there very fast, making a loud noise. [WRITTEN]

[V adv/prep] A police car roared past...

[V adv/prep] The plane roared down the runway for takeoff...

Flames roared hundreds of feet into the air.

2) VERB If something roars, it makes a very loud noise. [WRITTEN]

The engine roared, and the vehicle leapt forward...

Her heart was pounding and the blood roared in her ears.

[V-ing] ...the roaring waters of Niagara Falls.

N-COUNT: usu sing
Roar is also a noun.

...the roar of traffic... Local residents saw it plunge towards Earth with a deafening roar.

3) VERB If someone roars with laughter, they laugh in a very noisy way.

[V with n] Max threw back his head and roared with laughter. [Also V]

N-COUNT: N of n
Roar is also a noun.

There were roars of laughter as he stood up.

4) VERB If someone roars, they shout something in a very loud voice. [WRITTEN]

[V with quote] `I'll kill you for that,' he roared...

During the playing of the national anthem the crowd roared and whistled...

[V n] The audience roared its approval. [Also V for n]

N-COUNT
Roar is also a noun.

There was a roar of approval.

5) VERB When a lion roars, it makes the loud sound that lions typically make.

The lion roared once, and sprang.

N-COUNT
Roar is also a noun.

...the roar of lions in the distance.


English dictionary. 2008.

Synonyms:
(as a beast), , , / , , , , , , , (as of the wind or the sea) / , , , , , , , / (loudly and long), (loud and long), ,


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  • Roar — Roar, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Roared}; p. pr. & vvb. n. {Roaring}.] [OE. roren, raren, AS. r[=a]rian; akin to G. r[ o]hten, OHG. r?r?n. [root]112.] 1. To cry with a full, loud, continued sound. Specifically: (a) To bellow, or utter a deep, loud cry …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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