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a crowd roars (=shouts in a very excited way)
▪ As the band appeared the crowd roared in approval.
a roaring fire (=a fire that is burning strongly)
▪ I sat by the roaring fire and dried off.
a roar/murmur/chorus of approval
▪ There were murmurs of approval from the crowd.
let out a scream/cry/roar etc
▪ He let out a cry of disbelief.
roar with laughter (=laugh very noisily)
▪ The crowd roared with laughter.
the roar/rumble/hum of traffic
▪ The only noise was the distant rumble of traffic on the coastal road.
▪ Banks, builders, brewers, stores and leisure stocks roared ahead.
▪ The shares roared ahead 34p to 633p.
▪ And Sun Microsystems, the Mountain View computer workstation maker, roared ahead 5 to 55.
▪ The police car revved up and roared away.
▪ After a nearly 30-minute wait, her bus came, and she smiled and waved as it roared away.
▪ Take off in the Lincoln Continental or roar away out of town in the Transam and it was worse.
▪ We had heard yells and wailing as a car roared away.
▪ That, too, roared away.
▪ The late afternoon sun flashed again on red and chrome as he roared away.
▪ A few moments later Merrill heard his car start, then roar away into the night.
▪ Then as they roared away they machine-gunned the buildings.
▪ The County Ground fans were in despair but Swindon roared back with 2 goals in 6 minutes.
▪ But in the nineties that behavior has roared back to life.
▪ Peter Alliss reckoned it was probably the end for Ballesteros if he hadn't come roaring back by 1992.
▪ Still, the ritzy Back Bay has come roaring back, with historic row houses selling in the millions again.
▪ The pace the pattern was set seconds later, as Oxford roared back with their first attack.
▪ Oakland collected 11 penalties to roar back into the league lead, with 86.
▪ City roared back with tries from Kirkup and Kevin McCallum but it was too late.
▪ With a perversity that the pest has become known for, the gypsy moth came roaring back a couple of years later.
▪ And his electrically-powered Sungift 400 buggy was nearly blown over every time a juggernaut roared by.
▪ The train roared by above, the cars blurry blue blocks.
▪ As he roared by, the man never saw me or stopped blabbing into his cellular telephone.
▪ Her small sports car trembled and swayed as the monster roared by.
▪ The whole point about chaos is that it roars down on you when you least expect it, like a motorcycle messenger.
▪ This was what it must be like on a toboggan roaring down the snowy slope of a mountainside.
▪ She was watching the road as we roared down a slight incline at all of seventy.
▪ Something roared down in the swamp.
▪ The Derby defender was signing autographs outside the ground when he suddenly broke away and roared off home.
▪ Mooney called as they roared off.
▪ We roared off down the road from the village in the direction of the River Orne.
▪ She said something and then he roared off.
▪ The other one jumped into the driver's seat and the car roared off as if they were going to a fire.
▪ Again the Friendship roared off down the harbor, and again the pontoons remained glued to the water.
▪ After she had roared off, it was one of those days when I had the house to myself.
▪ The big trimotor gathered speed and roared off down the harbor for more than a mile but never got close to liftoff.
▪ Fire roared out of a metal drum at the roadside.
▪ Miguel roared out of the parking space.
▪ Gloucester were roared out and that was where the hospitality finished.
▪ A speeding subway train startled them as it roared out of its tunnel like a metal earthworm.
▪ The day he stood alone, by himself, without holding on, he roared out his triumph.
▪ Jimmy and Troy ran to their cars, and roared out after them.
▪ The static roared out from the earphones, stronger than ever.
▪ But Polyphemus roared out that he cared not for Zeus.
▪ You lift the black hat and put the effluent inside, pull his arm and he roars his approval.
▪ The nearly all-white crowd of Christians roared their approval.
▪ The studio audience at the Sally Jessy Raphael show roared approval.
▪ The police car revved up and roared away.
▪ The car roared past, its gun still barking as the car made a vicious turn down Longwood.
▪ The other one jumped into the driver's seat and the car roared off as if they were going to a fire.
▪ We had heard yells and wailing as a car roared away.
▪ The car roared past, then continued out of sight.
▪ Jimmy and Troy ran to their cars, and roared out after them.
▪ They stopped at the Zebra Crossing and Pete watched the big lorries and buses and cars roar past.
▪ A few moments later Merrill heard his car start, then roar away into the night.
▪ Hot on his heels were folk duo Tascam, whose rousing medley had the crowd roaring in appreciation.
▪ The crowd roared, all rooting for Roosevelt.
▪ The crowd roars as Red leaves the court.
▪ The crowd roars. joe smiles.
▪ The nearly all-white crowd of Christians roared their approval.
▪ The crowd roared again, and Sen.
▪ The car engine roared again and the red car moved off but it didn't go far.
▪ Ezra dropped the mooring, the engine roared, the bow rose above the water and the land pulled away.
▪ At the same moment in which they heard the engine roar the things began going off.
▪ The huge fire roaring in the hall beyond the small entrance chamber warmed her not at all.
▪ A huge fire is roaring already.
▪ As he did so, the three fire tenders roared in through the newly created gap.
▪ Inside, a big angry fire is roaring and its flames burn everything in sight until I have another job.
▪ The fire had roared itself out and the ash in the centre flushed up grey with each entry and lay over everything.
▪ To fill the gap he roared with laughter at his own witty fashion of dealing with ethics.
▪ He roared with laughter and went about his business.
▪ They roar with laughter at the funny bits.
▪ One minute they were sitting there looking self-conscious and the next they were roaring with laughter.
▪ He roared with laughter, and got up to refill his mug.
▪ Mycroft flung back his head and roared with laughter.
▪ She would have roared with laughter.
▪ She roared with laughter, and so did everyone else.
▪ It was even Steven in the second half, but towards the end Gloucester roared into life.
▪ But in the nineties that behavior has roared back to life.
▪ I got out, kicked it twice and the baby roared into life.
▪ Amos himself puts the matter with telling simplicity: The lion has roared: who will not fear?
▪ But the lion roaring at the head of the table most often was Joe himself.
▪ Too late, for as they spoke their captive became a lion, roaring and glaring terribly.
▪ In an outhouse the Rottweiler roared his rage at the intrusion.
▪ What toys birds are when stags roar and roar their month-long rage of thunderstorm and waterfall combined.
▪ It was immediately surrounded by a glowing octarine corona as the rising magical wind roared past.
▪ He rolled across the grass and lay for a minute in total, unrelieved darkness, the wind roaring in his ears.
▪ The wind roars, the seas howl.
▪ The wind roared around the house, moving the curtains and rattling pictures on the wall.
▪ He was aware of the wind roaring in his ears and tearing at his clothes.
▪ Fiona, two years older than Lisbie, always came roaring to her defence like a lioness protecting her cubs.
▪ To say that events came roaring pell-mell at Brohm is the understatement of the week.
▪ Peter Alliss reckoned it was probably the end for Ballesteros if he hadn't come roaring back by 1992.
▪ Still, the ritzy Back Bay has come roaring back, with historic row houses selling in the millions again.
▪ Ray came roaring in to get me and we took to each other right away.
▪ With a perversity that the pest has become known for, the gypsy moth came roaring back a couple of years later.
▪ I hear their planes roar overhead, leaving a trail of snow across the sky.
▪ He heard the Rover roar around the corner, accelerate past, then squeal to a stop and whine back in reverse.
▪ Hell, you ought to hear my trucks roar.
▪ At the same moment in which they heard the engine roar the things began going off.
be a roaring success
▪ As this is the framework, the issue will be a roaring success.
▪ The final week of Hamlet was a roaring success.
come to life/roar into life/splutter into life etc
do a roaring trade (in sth)
roaring drunk
▪ They were all roaring drunk and kept singing bawdy songs.
▪ I was twenty-three years old, and he got me roaring drunk.
▪ In some of the villages, apparently, vampire hunters get roaring drunk first.
▪ Never an unwise investment, never stone roaring drunk, never a pass at a secretary.
▪ So that night they celebrated, getting roaring drunk, playing cards and gambling.
roaring fire
▪ A roaring fire was in the grate and the room was pleasantly warm.
▪ He was acutely aware of everything that had gone on in front of the then roaring fire.
▪ I built a roaring fire in the stove and baked some potatoes.
▪ The aristocrats would be the kindling for a roaring fire fueled by the fats of social exploitation.
▪ "Get down and don't move,'' the man roared at her.
▪ "I don't need to listen to this," roared Maxie.
▪ "You idiot!" he roared.
▪ I stood by the waterfall, almost hypnotised by the roaring water.
▪ Suddenly the teacher roared my name across the classroom.
▪ The Ferrari roared and shot off down the road.
▪ The lions roared in their cages.
▪ The wind roared through the forest.
▪ There was the sound of a siren and several police cars roared past.
▪ Traffic roared along the highway.
▪ Audience response is shattering - like a massive, roaring animal.
▪ Balfour slammed his canary-yellow, industrial vacuum truck into gear and roared after the varmint in a cloud of choking brown dust.
▪ Soon they were between vertical walls and the river was roaring mud.
▪ The wind howled and the surf continued to roar as we explored beyond our landing point; we visited a ruined chapel.
▪ The winds shifted and the fire, jumping from treetop to treetop, roared toward them.
▪ They stopped at the Zebra Crossing and Pete watched the big lorries and buses and cars roar past.
▪ This was what it must be like on a toboggan roaring down the snowy slope of a mountainside.
▪ Without hesitation, the assembled citizens roared assent.
▪ Wave after wave of starlings take off at short 2-3 minute intervals, with a great roar of whirring wings.
▪ He lifted his hands to signal for more and was answered with an even greater roar.
▪ Then they swept past with a great roar of engines, and there seemed to be a voice shouting from a loudspeaker.
▪ The sounds of animals were distant, great roars of dying elks, the barking of wolves.
▪ He gave a roar of rage, scrambled to his feet and turned round, his right arm raised.
▪ He heard the roar of the motorcycle being started up and then fading until it was silent.
▪ From behind it we could hear the chirps and roars of invisible clarinets and trombones tuning up.
▪ We heard a roar like the sound of a furnace.
▪ You could not tell that they even heard the awful roar going on in the bay....
▪ Before she had made up her mind she heard the roar of the jets.
▪ I never heard such a roar.
▪ I could clearly hear the roar of engines above me, and distinctly heard one long burst of cannon fire.
▪ She heard only the roar from the mill.
▪ Instead, he let out a huge roar of delight and I hung my head.
▪ Asmodeus stiffened as the beam engulfed him, let out a roar of disapproval and was promptly atomized.
▪ But the red-beard had already let out a roar of fury, and launched himself forward.
▪ I love to hear the roar of the crowd at a Blue Jays baseball game.
▪ I shall never forget his roar of anguish on hearing the terrible news.
▪ Inside, the gale was no more than a distant, muffled roar.
▪ Nadia let out a roar of laughter.
▪ She heard the roar of a motorbike behind her.
▪ The boat's motor made quite a roar.
▪ There were roars of laughter coming from the living room.
▪ We threw ourselves to the ground as the roar of an explosion thundered over us.
▪ With a great roar, the whole building was engulfed in flames.
▪ A roar of falling water as a door opened and closed indicated that some one had just emerged from the lavatory.
▪ Every four years, presidential hopefuls have learned, the New Hampshire mouse roars like lion.
▪ For ten minutes now, the roar of the engines had been overlaid by a scraping, spluttering sound.
▪ Now the rattle and roar of the tube faded abruptly as it surfaced into bright sunlight.
▪ The San Francisco quake was mild compared to the roar of divine judgment soon to come.
▪ Then the roar and vibration of the incoming train.
▪ Wave after wave of starlings take off at short 2-3 minute intervals, with a great roar of whirring wings.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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:

    1. To bellow, or utter a deep, loud cry, as a lion or other beast.

      Roaring bulls he would him make to tame.

    2. 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.

  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.


Roar \Roar\, v. t. To cry aloud; to proclaim loudly.

This last action will roar thy infamy.


Roar \Roar\, n. The sound of roaring. Specifically:

  1. The deep, loud cry of a wild beast; as, the roar of a lion.

  2. The cry of one in pain, distress, anger, or the like.

  3. 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!

  4. A boisterous outcry or shouting, as in mirth.

    Pit, boxes, and galleries were in a constant roar of laughter.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English rarian "roar, wail, lament, bellow, cry," probably of imitative origin (compare Middle Dutch reeren, German röhren "to roar;" Sanskrit ragati "barks;" Lithuanian reju "to scold;" Old Church Slavonic revo "I roar;" Latin raucus "hoarse"). Related: Roared; roaring.


late 14c., from roar (v.) and Old English gerar.


n. 1 A long, loud, deep shout made with the mouth wide open. 2 The cry of the lion. 3 The deep cry of the bull. 4 A loud resounding noise. 5 A show of strength or character. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To make a loud, deep cry, especially from pain, anger, or other strong emotion. 2 To laugh in a particularly loud manner. 3 Of animals (especially the lion), to make a loud deep noise. 4 Generally, of inanimate objects etc., to make a loud resounding noise. 5 (context figuratively English) To proceed vigorously.

  1. n. a deep prolonged loud noise [syn: boom, roaring, thunder]

  2. a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway" [syn: bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roaring, yowl]

  3. the sound made by a lion

  1. v. 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]

Roar (UK TV series)

Roar is a programme broadcast on CBBC, in the UK, for children. It is presented by Rani Price and Johny Pitts.


Roar may refer to:

  • Roar (utterance), a sound produced by certain animals
  • Roar (given name), a masculine Norwegian given name
  • Roar! (newspaper), the King's College London student newspaper
  • The Roar, a 2008 novel by Emma Clayton
  • Brisbane Roar FC, an Australian football club (formerly Queensland Roar FC)
  • Roar (roller coaster), two roller coasters at Six Flags America and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
  • Roar (dubious Danish king), see Hrothgar, a dubious legendary king of Denmark

ROAR may refer to:

  • ROAR Magazine, an independent online publication
  • Radio Operated Auto Racing, the sanctioning body of competitive radio controlled car racing in the United States and Canada
    • ROAR National Championships, the eponymous national championship
  • ROAR Registry of Open Access Repositories, an index and search engine for open-access institutional repositories
  • Restore Our Alienated Rights, a Boston organization formed to oppose desegregation busing
  • Rise Organise and Rebuild Guyana Movement, a political party in Guyana, allied with the Guyana Action Party
  • Reach Out and Read, an American organization that advocates for childhood literacy
Roar (TV series)

Roar is an American fantasy action adventure television series that originally aired on the Fox network from July 14, 1997 until September 1, 1997. The series was created by Shaun Cassidy and Ron Koslow and was set in the year 400 AD, following a young Irish man, Conor ( Heath Ledger), as he sets out to rid his land of the invading Romans, but in order to accomplish this, he must to unite the Celtic clans. It also starred Vera Farmiga, Lisa Zane, John Saint Ryan, and Sebastian Roché. Roar was cancelled after 8 episodes due to low ratings, and the final 5 episodes were not broadcast by the network until 2000.

Roar (1981 film)

Roar is a 1981 American adventure film written and directed by Noel Marshall, produced by and starring Marshall and his wife Tippi Hedren, and co-starring Hedren's real-life daughter Melanie Griffith and Marshall's real-life sons John and Jerry. The film follows a family who are attacked by a range of ravening jungle animals at the secluded home of their keeper.

Roar became notorious for its troubled 11-year production, which resulted in 70 members of its cast and crew being injured by the many predatory animals used in the film, including its main stars sustaining life-threatening injuries ranging from bone fractures to scalpings and gangrene. Much of the footage capturing the injuries was included in the final cut of the film, resulting in real blood on screen. It has been considered the most dangerous film shoot in history.

The film was released theatrically in Europe in 1981, but was a financial failure. It was released theatrically in the United States for the first time on April 17, 2015. Hedren co-wrote the 1985 book Cats of Shambala about her experience of filming Roar.

Roar (roller coaster)

Roar (trademarked as ROAR) is the name of two wooden roller coasters operated by Six Flags. The original coaster was built in 1998 at Six Flags America in Mitchellville, Maryland, while the other was built in 1999 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California. Both rides were designed and built by Great Coasters International (GCI). Discovery Kingdom announced the retirement of Roar, which closed on August 16, 2015, only later to reveal that it was being renovated and transformed into The Joker with I-Box track technology by Rocky Mountain Construction.

Roar (utterance)

A roar is a deep, bellowing outburst of sound forced through an open mouth. Only the four species of " big cats" ( tigers, lions, jaguars & leopards) make the sound commonly referred to as a roar. Their ability to roar comes from a specially adapted larynx and an elongated hyoid, a small bone in the throat that is not completely rigid in the adults. Both genders of the "big cats" will roar for various reasons, including territorial proclamation, communication with other members, and anger. Additionally, the roar of a lion is used in the process of finding and competing for a mate.

The overall roar pattern is composed of three segments - a beginning segment sounding like moaning, a middle segment with low frequency loud tones and a final segment which sounds much like grunting. The lion's roar is familiar to many through Leo the Lion, the iconic logo seen during the opening sequence of MGM films. The portion of Leo's roar that is actually heard is only the middle segment of a roar, omitting the first and last segments.

Roar (song)

"Roar" is a song by American singer Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism (2013). It was released as the lead single from the record on August 10, 2013. The song was written by Perry, Bonnie McKee, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Cirkut, and produced by the latter three. It is a power pop song, containing elements of glam rock and arena rock, with lyrics centering on standing up for oneself and self-empowerment.

"Roar" received generally mixed reviews from music critics; many appreciated its overall production, while others felt that its lyrical content contained "clichés". The song was a commercial success, becoming Perry's eighth non-consecutive number one song on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and also topping charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Additionally, it also reached the top five in most international charts, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Switzerland.

To promote the song, Perry performed under the Brooklyn Bridge at the closing ceremony of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, on The X Factor Australia, at the Sydney Opera House in late October 2013, and on the German TV show Schlag den Raab. Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi directed the song's music video, which features Perry trying to adapt to the jungle where she survived a plane crash, and taming a tiger. It garnered generally mixed reviews from music critics. "Roar" was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The song topped the charts in 14 countries and sold 9.9 million units (combined sales and track-equivalent streams) globally according to the IFPI.

Roar (given name)

Roar is a Norwegian masculine given name, a cognate of the name Roger. Notable people with the name include:

  • Roar Adler (1915–2007), Norwegian newspaper manager
  • Roar Berthelsen (1934–1990), Norwegian long jumper
  • Roar Christensen (born 1971), Norwegian football midfielder
  • Roar Flåthen (born 1950), Norwegian trade unionist and politician
  • Roar Grønvold (born 1946), Norwegian speed skater and Olympic medalist
  • Roar Hagen (born 1954), Norwegian illustrator
  • Roar Hagen (footballer) (born 1971), Norwegian football goalkeeper
  • Roar Hauglid (1910–2001), Norwegian art historian and publicist
  • Roar Hoff (born 1965), Norwegian shot putter
  • Roar Johansen (footballer) (born 1935), Norwegian footballer
  • Roar Johansen (football coach) (born 1968), Norwegian football coach
  • Roar Kjernstad (born 1975), Norwegian figurative painter
  • Roar Ljøkelsøy (born 1976), Norwegian ski jumper
  • Roar Øfstedal, Norwegian ice hockey player
  • Roar Pedersen (1927–1989), Norwegian ice hockey player
  • Roar Stokke (born 1959), Norwegian football player, coach and sports commentator
  • Roar Strand (born 1970), Norwegian retired football player
  • Roar Uthaug (born 1973), Norwegian film director

Usage examples of "roar".

A roar went up from the crowd on the beach as Abo turned the shark over to the slaughterers and held up his arms in triumph.

Conversely, the hetmans of the mountain tribes and the landowners of the region who wish to ship their wool and corn to the southern towns bring them to take boat at Thrax, below the cataract that roars through the arched spillway of Acies Castle.

His dry throat struggled to roar, his hands clawed uncontrollably at the air, and his guts seemed afire and yet light and free.

The steam in the headers filled the space with roaring heat and the sound of the turbines whining at thirty-six hundred RPM aft of maneuvering was the sweetest sound Vaughn could remember hearing.

Morgaine objected, the last of them still ahorse, her voice thinned by the roar of the water pouring down and running over rock.

Robert succeeded in soothing him -- and the poor old lion is very quiet on the whole, roaring softly, to beguile the time, in Latin alcaics against his wife and Louis Napoleon.

He was pulled out of bed and into empty space, and for a moment he heard a rhythmic roaring and saw the twilight amorphousness of the vague abysses seething around him.

The generators of the mighty battleship roared louder and louder as the mysterious apparatus sucked unimaginable amperage from them.

The previous night, from the deck of the anchored Gull, they had heard terrifying, blood-chilling roars, rising and falling, then ending in a diminishing series of grunts and groans that sounded like the chorus of all the devils of hell.

From that apish, ferocious-looking giant he had expected a voice that was a whooping roar.

But who sent the moth and allowed it, in the midst of a late-summer thunderstorm roaring like a high school principal, to make me fall in love with the drum my mother had promised me and develop my aptitude for it?

Mr Puffett, who all this time had remained discreetly withdrawn and was, at the moment, assisting Crutchley to sponge the aspidistra leaves, looked up, and joined in the melody with a powerful roar.

Whatever the Fat Man had planned to do with a captive Baelish atheling, he would roar when he learned that the man had escaped.

Music of War roared and pummeled every aural sensory receptor, and moved the allied fleets forward with grim determination.

Swift and sure, at ten yards off, his arrow rushed through the body of the driver, and then, with a roar as of the leaping lion, he sprang like an avenging angel into the midst of the astonished ruffians.