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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rumble  \Rum"ble\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  pass  through  a  rumble,  or  shaking  machine.  See 
  {Rumble},  n.,  4. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rumble  \Rum"ble\,  v.  i.  [OE.  romblen,  akin  to  D.  rommelen  G. 
  rumpeln  Dan.  rumle;  cf  Icel.  rymja  to  roar.] 
  1.  To  make  a  low  heavy,  continued  sound;  as  the  thunder 
  rumbles  at  a  distance. 
 
  In  the  mean  while  the  skies  'gan  rumble  sore. 
  --Surrey. 
 
  The  people  cried  and  rombled  up  and  down  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  murmur;  to  ripple. 
 
  To  rumble  gently  down  with  murmur  soft.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rumble  \Rum"ble\,  n. 
  1.  A  noisy  report;  rumor.  [Obs.] 
 
  Delighting  ever  in  rumble  that  is  new  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  A  low  heavy,  continuous  sound  like  that  made  by  heavy 
  wagons  or  the  reverberation  of  thunder;  a  confused  noise; 
  as  the  rumble  of  a  railroad  train. 
 
  Clamor  and  rumble,  and  ringing  and  clatter. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  Merged  in  the  rumble  of  awakening  day  --H.  James. 
 
  3.  A  seat  for  servants,  behind  the  body  of  a  carriage. 
 
  Kit,  well  wrapped,  .  .  .  was  in  the  rumble  behind. 
  --Dickens. 
 
  4.  A  rotating  cask  or  box  in  which  small  articles  are 
  smoothed  or  polished  by  friction  against  each  other 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rumble 
  n  1:  a  loud  low  dull  continuous  noise;  "they  heard  the  rumbling 
  of  thunder"  [syn:  {rumbling},  {grumble},  {grumbling}] 
  2:  a  servant's  seat  (or  luggage  compartment)  in  the  rear  of  a 
  carriage 
  3:  a  fight  between  rival  gangs  of  adolescents  [syn:  {gang  fight}] 
  v  1:  make  a  low  noise,  as  of  thunder  [syn:  {grumble}] 
  2:  to  utter  or  emit  low  dull  rumbling  sounds:  "he  grumbled  a 
  rude  response."  "Stones  grumbled  down  the  cliff"  [syn:  {grumble}, 
  {growl}] 




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