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  Dictionary Definition of roar

verb (i)
1. to utter a loud, deep sound, especially of excitement, distress, or anger.
2. to laugh loudly or boisterously.
3. to make a loud noise in breathing, as a horse.
4. to make a loud noise or din, as thunder, cannon, waves, wind, etc.
5. to function or move with a roar, as a vehicle: the sports car roared away.
-- verb (t)
6. to utter or express in a roar.
7. to bring, put, make, etc. by roaring: to roar oneself hoarse.
-- noun
8. the sound of roaring; a loud, deep sound, as of a person or persons, or of a lion or other large animal.
9. a loud outburst of laughter.
10. a loud noise, as of thunder, waves, etc.: the roar of the surf.
11. roar someone up, Colloquial to scold angrily or abuse.
[ME rore ( n ), OE rarian, c. G röhren; ult. origin obscure]
-- roarer, noun