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ROAR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does roar mean? 

ROAR (noun)
  The noun ROAR has 3 senses:

1. a deep prolonged loud noise
2. a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
3. the sound made by a lion

  Familiarity information: ROAR used as a noun is uncommon.


ROAR (verb)
  The verb ROAR has 6 senses:

1. make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles
2. utter words loudly and forcefully
3. emit long loud cries
4. act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way
5. make a loud noise, as of animal
6. laugh unrestrainedly and heartily

  Familiarity information: ROAR used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROAR (noun)


Sense 1roar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deep prolonged loud noise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

boom; roar; roaring; thunder

Hypernyms ("roar" is a kind of...):

noise (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound))


Sense 2roar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

bellow; bellowing; holla; holler; hollering; hollo; holloa; yowl; roaring; roar

Context example:

his bellow filled the hallway

Hypernyms ("roar" is a kind of...):

call; cry; outcry; shout; vociferation; yell (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition)


Sense 3roar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sound made by a lion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("roar" is a kind of...):

cry (the characteristic utterance of an animal)


ROAR (verb)


Sense 1roar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

roar; howl

Context examples:

The wind was howling in the trees / The water roared down the chute

Hypernyms (to "roar" is one way to...):

make noise; noise; resound (emit a noise)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "roar"):

vroom (make a loud, roaring sound, as of a car engine, while moving)

bawl; yawp (make a raucous noise)

thunder (to make or produce a loud noise)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

Cars roar in the streets
The streets roar with cars


Sense 2roar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter words loudly and forcefully

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

roar; thunder

Context example:

'Get out of here,' he roared

Hypernyms (to "roar" is one way to...):

shout (utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue roar
They roar that there was a traffic accident


Sense 3roar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Emit long loud cries

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

yawl; yaup; wail; ululate; howl; roar

Context examples:

wail in self-pity / howl with sorrow

Hypernyms (to "roar" is one way to...):

call; cry; holler; hollo; scream; shout; shout out; squall; yell (utter a sudden loud cry)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "roar"):

squall; waul; wawl (make high-pitched, whiney noises)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 4roar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

desperadoes from the hills regularly roared in to take over the town

Hypernyms (to "roar" is one way to...):

continue; go forward; proceed (move ahead; travel onward in time or space)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

They roar up the hill


Sense 5roar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a loud noise, as of animal

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bellow; roar

Context example:

The bull bellowed

Hypernyms (to "roar" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

The animals roar


Sense 6roar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Laugh unrestrainedly and heartily

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

howl; roar

Hypernyms (to "roar" is one way to...):

express joy; express mirth; laugh (produce laughter)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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