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THUNDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thunder mean? 

THUNDER (noun)
  The noun THUNDER has 3 senses:

1. a deep prolonged loud noise
2. a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning
3. street names for heroin

  Familiarity information: THUNDER used as a noun is uncommon.


THUNDER (verb)
  The verb THUNDER has 4 senses:

1. move fast, noisily, and heavily
2. utter words loudly and forcefully
3. be the case that thunder is being heard
4. to make or produce a loud noise

  Familiarity information: THUNDER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


THUNDER (noun)


Sense 1thunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deep prolonged loud noise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

thunder; roaring; roar; boom

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

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


Sense 2thunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

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

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thunder"):

thunderclap (a single sharp crash of thunder)


Sense 3thunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Street names for heroin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

big H; hell dust; nose drops; scag; skag; thunder; smack

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

diacetylmorphine; heroin (a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush)

Domain usage:

street name (slang for something (especially for an illegal drug))


THUNDER (verb)


Sense 1thunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move fast, noisily, and heavily

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The bus thundered down the road

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

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

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

Sentence examples:

Cars thunder in the streets
The streets thunder with cars


Sense 2thunder [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 "thunder" 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


Sense 3thunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be the case that thunder is being heard

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Synonyms:

boom; thunder

Context example:

Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed

"Thunder" entails doing...:

storm (blow hard)

Sentence frame:

It is ----ing

Sentence example:

It was thundering all day long


Sense 4thunder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To make or produce a loud noise

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context examples:

The river thundered below / The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle

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

howl; roar (make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

The cars thunder down the avenue


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