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ROARING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does roaring mean? 

ROARING (noun)
  The noun ROARING has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: ROARING used as a noun is rare.


ROARING (adjective)
  The adjective ROARING has 2 senses:

1. very lively and profitable
2. loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss

  Familiarity information: ROARING used as an adjective is rare.


ROARING (adverb)
  The adverb ROARING has 1 sense:

1. extremely

  Familiarity information: ROARING used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROARING (noun)


Sense 1roaring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deep prolonged loud noise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

thunder; roaring; roar; boom

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

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


Sense 2roaring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

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

Context example:

his bellow filled the hallway

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

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


ROARING (adjective)


Sense 1roaring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very lively and profitable

Synonyms:

thriving; roaring; prospering; palmy; booming; prosperous; flourishing

Context examples:

flourishing businesses / a palmy time for stockbrokers / a prosperous new business / doing a roaring trade / a thriving tourist center / did a thriving business in orchids

Similar:

successful (having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome)


Sense 2roaring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss

Synonyms:

thundery; thunderous; earsplitting; deafening; roaring

Similar:

loud (characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity)


ROARING (adverb)


Sense 1roaring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extremely

Context example:

roaring drunk


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