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  4  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]: 
  Roar  \Roar\,  v.  t. 
  To  cry  aloud;  to  proclaim  loudly. 
  This  last  action  will  roar  thy  infamy.  --Ford. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Roar  \Roar\,  n. 
  The  sound  of  roaring.  Specifically: 
  a  The  deep,  loud  cry  of  a  wild  beast;  as  the  roar  of  a 
  b  The  cry  of  one  in  pain,  distress,  anger,  or  the  like 
  c  A  loud,  continuous,  and  confused  sound;  as  the  roar  of  a 
  cannon,  of  the  wind,  or  the  waves;  the  roar  of  ocean. 
  Arm!  arm!  it  is  it  is  the  cannon's  opening  roar! 
  d  A  boisterous  outcry  or  shouting,  as  in  mirth. 
  Pit,  boxes,  and  galleries  were  in  a  constant  roar 
  of  laughter.  --Macaulay. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  deep  prolonged  loud  noise  [syn:  {boom},  {roaring},  {thunder}] 
  2:  a  very  loud  utterance;  "his  bellow  filled  the  hallway"  [syn: 
  {bellow},  {bellowing},  {holla},  {holler},  {hollering},  {hollo}, 
  {holloa},  {roaring},  {yowl},  {yowling}] 
  3:  the  sound  made  by  a  lion 
  v  1:  make  a  loud  noise,  as  of  wind,  water,  or  vehicles;  "The  wind 
  was  howling  in  the  trees";  "The  water  roared  down  the 
  chute"  [syn:  {howl}] 
  2:  utter  words  loudly  and  forcefully;  "`Get  out  of  here,'  he 
  roared."  [syn:  {thunder}] 
  3:  emit  long  loud  cries;  "wail  in  self-pity",  "howl  with 
  sorrow"  [syn:  {howl},  {ululate},  {wail},  {yawl}] 
  4:  act  or  proceed  in  a  riotous,  turbulent,  or  disorderly  way: 
  "desperadoes  from  the  hills  regularly  roared  in  to  take 
  over  the  town"-R.A.Billington 
  5:  make  a  loud  noise,  as  of  animal;  "The  bull  bellowed"  [syn:  {bellow}] 
  6:  laugh  unrestrainedly  and  heartily  [syn:  {howl}] 

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