Definition and Meanings for roar

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Roar is ranked 7,069 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of roar

intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb, noun

Etymology of roar

oe. roren, raren, as. r; akin to g. r, ohg. r. root112

Meaning of roar


as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to cry with a full, loud, continued sound.;to bellow, or utter a deep, loud cry, as a lion or other beast.
  • to cry loudly, as in pain, distress, or anger.
  • to make a loud, confused sound, as winds, waves, passing vehicles, a crowd of persons when shouting together, or the like.
  • to be boisterous; to be disorderly.
  • to laugh out loudly and continuously; as, the hearers roared at his jokes.
  • to make a loud noise in breathing, as horses having a certain disease. see roaring, 2.

as transitive verb

  • to cry aloud; to proclaim loudly.

as noun

  • the sound of roaring.;the deep, loud cry of a wild beast; as, the roar of a lion.;the cry of one in pain, distress, anger, or the like.;a loud, continuous, and confused sound; as, the roar of a cannon, of the wind, or the waves; the roar of ocean.
  • a boisterous outcry or shouting, as in mirth.
  • No antonyms for roar

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