Roar

Definition of Roar

v. i.1.To cry with a full, loud, continued sound.
[imp. & p. p. Roared ; p. pr. & vvb. n. Roaring.]
Roaring bulls he would him make to tame.
- Spenser.
2.To cry loudly, as in pain, distress, or anger.
Sole on the barren sands, the suffering chief
Roared out for anguish, and indulged his grief.
- Dryden.
He scorned to roar under the impressions of a finite anger.
- South.
2.To make a loud, confused sound, as winds, waves, passing vehicles, a crowd of persons when shouting together, or the like.
The brazen throat of war had ceased to roar.
- Milton.
How oft I crossed where carts and coaches roar.
- Gay.
3.To be boisterous; to be disorderly.
It was a mad, roaring time, full of extravagance.
- Bp. Burnet.
4.To laugh out loudly and continuously; as, the hearers roared at his jokes.
5.To make a loud noise in breathing, as horses having a certain disease. See Roaring, 2.
Roaring boy
a roaring, noisy fellow; - name given, at the latter end Queen Elizabeth's reign, to the riotous fellows who raised disturbances in the street.
Roaring forties
(Naut.) a sailor's name for the stormy tract of ocean between 40° and 50° north latitude.
- Beau. & Fl.
v. t.1.To cry aloud; to proclaim loudly.
This last action will roar thy infamy.
- Ford.
n.1.The sound of roaring.
Arm! arm! it is, it is the cannon's opening roar!
- Byron.
2.A boisterous outcry or shouting, as in mirth.
Pit, boxes, and galleries were in a constant roar of laughter.
- Macaulay.

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