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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Thunder  \Thun"der\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Thundered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Thundering}.]  [AS.  [thorn]unrian.  See  {Thunder},  n.] 
  1.  To  produce  thunder;  to  sound,  rattle,  or  roar,  as  a 
  discharge  of  atmospheric  electricity;  --  often  used 
  impersonally;  as  it  thundered  continuously. 
  Canst  thou  thunder  with  a  voice  like  him?  --Job  xl 
  2.  Fig.:  To  make  a  loud  noise;  esp.  a  heavy  sound,  of  some 
  His  dreadful  voice  no  more  Would  thunder  in  my  ears. 
  3.  To  utter  violent  denunciation. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Thunder  \Thun"der\,  n.  [OE.  [thorn]under,  [thorn]onder, 
  [thorn]oner,  AS  [thorn]unor;  akin  to  [thorn]unian  to 
  stretch,  to  thunder,  D.  donder  thunder,  G.  donner,  OHG. 
  donar,  Icel.  [thorn][=o]rr  Thor,  L.  tonare  to  thunder, 
  tonitrus  thunder,  Gr  to`nos  a  stretching,  straining,  Skr. 
  tan  to  stretch.  [root]52.  See  {Thin},  and  cf  {Astonish}, 
  {Detonate},  {Intone},  {Thursday},  {Tone}.] 
  1.  The  sound  which  follows  a  flash  of  lightning;  the  report 
  of  a  discharge  of  atmospheric  electricity. 
  2.  The  discharge  of  electricity;  a  thunderbolt.  [Obs.] 
  The  revenging  gods  'Gainst  parricides  did  all  their 
  thunders  bend.  --Shak. 
  3.  Any  loud  noise;  as  the  thunder  of  cannon. 
  4.  An  alarming  or  statrling  threat  or  denunciation. 
  The  thunders  of  the  Vatican  could  no  longer  strike 
  into  the  heart  of  princes.  --Prescott. 
  {Thunder  pumper}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  croaker  ({Haploidontus  grunniens}). 
  b  The  American  bittern  or  stake-driver. 
  {Thunder  rod},  a  lightning  rod.  [R.] 
  {Thunder  snake}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  chicken,  or  milk,  snake. 
  b  A  small  reddish  ground  snake  ({Carphophis,  or  Celuta 
  am[oe]na})  native  to  the  Eastern  United  States;  -- 
  called  also  {worm  snake}. 
  {Thunder  tube},  a  fulgurite.  See  {Fulgurite}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Thunder  \Thun"der\,  v.  t. 
  To  emit  with  noise  and  terror;  to  utter  vehemently;  to 
  publish,  as  a  threat  or  denunciation. 
  Oracles  severe  Were  daily  thundered  in  our  general's 
  ear.  --Dryden. 
  An  archdeacon,  as  being  a  prelate,  may  thunder  out  an 
  ecclesiastical  censure.  --Ayliffe. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  deep  prolonged  loud  noise  [syn:  {boom},  {roar},  {roaring}] 
  2:  a  booming  or  crashing  noise  caused  by  air  expanding  along 
  the  path  of  a  bolt  of  lightning 
  v  1:  move  fast  noisily,  and  heavily;  "The  bus  thundered  down  the 
  2:  utter  words  loudly  and  forcefully;  "`Get  out  of  here,'  he 
  roared."  [syn:  {roar}] 
  3:  be  the  case  that  thunder  is  being  heard  [syn:  {boom}] 
  4:  to  make  or  produce  a  loud  noise;  "The  river  thundered 
  below";  "The  engine  roared  as  the  driver  pushed  the  car  to 
  full  throttle." 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  often  referred  to  in  Scripture  (Job  40:9;  Ps  77:18;  104:7). 
  James  and  John  were  called  by  our  Lord  "sons  of  thunder"  (Mark 
  3:17).  In  Job  39:19,  instead  of  "thunder,"  as  in  the  Authorized 
  Version,  the  Revised  Version  translates  (ra'amah)  by  "quivering 
  main"  (marg.,  "shaking").  Thunder  accompanied  the  giving  of  the 
  law  at  Sinai  (Ex.  19:16).  It  was  regarded  as  the  voice  of  God 
  (Job  37:2;  Ps  18:13;  81:7;  comp.  John  12:29).  In  answer  to 
  Samuel's  prayer  (1  Sam.  12:17,  18),  God  sent  thunder,  and  "all 
  the  people  greatly  feared,"  for  at  such  a  season  (the 
  wheat-harvest)  thunder  and  rain  were  almost  unknown  in 

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