Definition for ROAR

ROAR, v.i. [Sax. rarian, to roar; W. rhawr, the roaring of the sea.]

  1. To cry with a full, loud, continued sound; to bellow, as a beast; as, a roaring bull; a roaring lion. – Shak. Dryden.
  2. To cry aloud, as in distress. The suff'ring chief / Roar'd out for anguish. – Dryden.
  3. To cry aloud; to bawl; as a child.
  4. To cause a loud continued sound. We say, the sea or the wind roars; a company roar in acclamation.
  5. To make a loud noise. The brazen throat of war had ceas'd to roar. – Milton.

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