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A deep prolonged loud noise
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Alternative clues for the word thunder
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A booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning
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Word definitions for thunder in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a face like thunder (= a very angry expression ) ▪ The boss had a face like thunder when he arrived this morning. clap of thunder ▪ an ear-splitting clap of thunder distant thunder ▪ Distant thunder rumbled over the...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
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,...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 The sound caused by the discharge of atmospheric electrical charge. 2 A sound resembling thunder; especially, one produced by a jet airplane in flight. 3 A deep, rumble noise. 4 An alarming or startling threat or denunciation. 5 (context obsolete English)...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-13c., from Old English þunor "thunder, thunderclap; the god Thor," from Proto-Germanic *thunraz (cognates: Old Norse þorr , Old Frisian thuner , Middle Dutch donre , Dutch donder , Old High German donar , German Donner "thunder"), from PIE *(s)tene-...
Word definitions in WordNet
v. move fast, noisily, and heavily; "The bus thundered down the road" utter words loudly and forcefully; "`Get out of here,' he roared" [syn: roar ] be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed" [syn: boom...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Thunder is the sound caused by lightning . Depending on the distance and nature of the lightning, thunder can range from a sharp, loud crack to a long, low rumble (brontide). The sudden increase in pressure and temperature from lightning produces rapid...
Usage examples of thunder.
Such eyes adazzle dancing with mine, such nimble and discreet ankles, such gimp English middles, and such a gay delight in the mere grace of the lilting and tripping beneath rafters ringing loud with thunder, that Pan himself might skip across a hundred furrows for sheer envy to witness.
Hector ranged on, now flaring along the front, now shouting his orders back toward the rear, all of him armed in bronze aflash like lightning flung by Father Zeus with his battle-shield of thunder.
The odds were slightly more in favor of mummified alumnae staggering out of the ritual closet than of police thundering down the stairs, but there was little else to do.
Earth herself, who is Mother Nature, antecedent to society, and whose claims are antecedent too, spoke forth and with a sound of thunder made known that the one there sitting had, through innumerable lifetimes, so given of himself to the world that there was no one there.
Their Thor and Odin were at first, probably, only the thunder and the wind: but they had to be appeased in the dark marches of the forest, where hung rotting on the sacred oaks, amid carcases of goat and horse, the carcases of human victims.
I learned that on the 5th of June a violent explosion was heard in the Chamber of Representatives at Paris, which was at first supposed to be a clap of thunder, but was soon ascertained to have been occasioned by a young Samson having fallen with a packet of detonating powder in his pocket.
Making an appalling din and poisoning the air, this medley of heterogeneous vehicles surged past the half-asphyxiated Ave or thundered overhead on the crazy bridges between the massive artificial canyons of the buildings.
There was a heavy clang, a thundering crash, the ship trembled, tilted, heeled, and slowly, painfully, settled back upright as Bade hung onto the desk and Runckel dove for cover.
Standing before 42 JOHN SON OF thunder him in the middle of the path was the Baptist, holding his staff erect at his side.
The lightning of divine wrath would flash from his eyes and small beadlets of thunder would drop from his brow.
She longed to bury her face and hands in their fur, feel their raspy tongues on her cheeks and fingersor flippers as the case might behear their thundering purrs or even their disdainful scolding.
Some engagements were fought, some towns were besieged, with various and doubtful success: and if the Romans failed in their attempt to recover the long-lost possession of Nisibis, the Persians were repulsed from the walls of a Mesopotamian city, by the valor of a martial bishop, who pointed his thundering engine in the name of St.
George departed, and Bibbs was left gazing upon chaos and listening to thunder.
I listened to the rain, and to the rattling of the bleared, small-paned windows, and marked a rumbling of approaching thunder quite unusual for the season.
Dark lightning cracked as the Boaster arm split from its counterweight, toppled over the eastern edge of the Key, and fell forward, landing with thunder and hissing, cleaving water.