Definition of "roar" []

  • To utter a loud, deep, prolonged sound, especially in distress, rage, or excitement. (verb-intransitive)
  • To laugh loudly or excitedly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make or produce a loud noise or din: The engines roared. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be disorderly or rowdy. (verb-intransitive)
  • To breathe with a rasping sound. Used of a horse. (verb-intransitive)
  • (of lions and other animals) to utter characteristic loud growling cries (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of people) to utter (something) with a loud deep cry, as in anger or triumph (verb)
  • To laugh in a loud hearty unrestrained manner (verb)
  • (of horses) to breathe with laboured rasping sounds (verb)
  • (of the wind, waves, etc) to blow or break loudly and violently, as during a storm (verb)
  • (of a fire) to burn fiercely with a roaring sound (verb)
  • (of a machine, gun, etc) to operate or move with a loud harsh noise (verb)
  • To bring (oneself) into a certain condition by roaring (verb)
  • A loud deep cry, uttered by a person or crowd, esp in anger or triumph (noun)
  • A prolonged loud cry of certain animals, esp lions (noun)
  • Any similar noise made by a fire, the wind, waves, artillery, an engine, etc (noun)
  • A loud unrestrained burst of laughter (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "roar" in a sentence
  • "IV. vi.124 (414,8) They'll roar him in again] As they _hooted_ at his departure, they will _roar_ at his return; as he went out with scoffs, he will come back with lamentations."
  • "The roar is louder now — a narrow hallway with carpet below and blood beside."
  • "Everything but the roar is used with the gator in South Louisiana."