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  3  definitions  found 
  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. 
  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. 
  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. 
  How  oft  I  crossed  where  carts  and  coaches  roar. 
  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 
  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]: 
  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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