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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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,  as  a  lion  or 
  other  beast. 
 
  Roaring  bulls  he  would  him  make  to  tame. 
  --Spenser. 
  b  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.  ``Two  roaring  boys 
  of  Rome,  that  made  all  split.''  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  {Roaring  forties}  (Naut.),  a  sailor's  name  for  the  stormy 
  tract  of  ocean  between  40[deg]  and  50[deg]  north  latitude. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Roaring  \Roar"ing\,  n. 
  1.  A  loud,  deep,  prolonged  sound,  as  of  a  large  beast,  or  of 
  a  person  in  distress,  anger,  mirth,  etc.,  or  of  a  noisy 
  congregation. 
 
  2.  (Far.)  An  affection  of  the  windpipe  of  a  horse,  causing  a 
  loud,  peculiar  noise  in  breathing  under  exertion;  the 
  making  of  the  noise  so  caused.  See  {Roar},  v.  i.,  5. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  roaring 
  adj  1:  very  lively  and  profitable;  "flourishing  businesses";  "a 
  palmy  time  for  stockbrokers";  "a  prosperous  new 
  business";  "doing  a  roaring  trade";  "a  thriving 
  tourist  center";  "did  a  thriving  business  in  orchids" 
  [syn:  {booming},  {flourishing},  {palmy},  {prospering}, 
  {prosperous},  {thriving}] 
  2:  loud  enough  to  cause  (temporary)  hearing  loss  [syn:  {deafening}, 
  {earsplitting},  {thunderous},  {thundery}] 
  n  1:  a  deep  prolonged  loud  noise  [syn:  {boom},  {roar},  {thunder}] 
  2:  a  very  loud  utterance;  "his  bellow  filled  the  hallway"  [syn: 
  {bellow},  {bellowing},  {holla},  {holler},  {hollering},  {hollo}, 
  {holloa},  {roar},  {yowl},  {yowling}] 
  adv  :  extremely;  "roaring  drunk" 




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