noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Dutch oproer, from Middle Dutch, from op up (akin to Old English ūp) + roer motion; akin to Old English hrēran to stir Date: 1526 a state of commotion, excitement, or violent disturbance

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  • Uproar — Up*roar , v. t. To throw into uproar or confusion. [Obs.] Uproar the universal peace. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uproar — Up roar, n. [D. oproer; akin to G. aufruhr, Dan. opr[ o]r, Sw. uppror; D. op up + roeren to stir; akin to AS. hr?ran to stir, hr?r stirring, active, G. r[ u]hren to stir, OHG. ruoren, Icel. hr[ae]ra, Dan. r[ o]re, Sw. r[ o]ra. Cf. {Rearmouse}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uproar — Up*roar , v. i. To make an uproar. [R.] Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uproar — index bluster (commotion), brawl, commotion, confusion (turmoil), disorder (lack of order) …   Law dictionary

  • uproar — 1520s, used by Tindale and later Coverdale as a loan translation of Ger. Aufruhr or Du. oproer tumult, riot, lit. a stirring up, in German and Dutch bibles (Cf. Acts xxi:38), outbreak of disorder, revolt, commotion, from Ger. auf (M.Du. op) up +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • uproar — *din, pandemonium, hullabaloo, babel, hubbub, clamor, racket Analogous words: strife, contention, dissension, *discord, conflict, variance: *confusion, disorder, chaos: fracas, *brawl, broil, melee …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • uproar — [n] commotion, pandemonium ado, babble, babel, bedlam, bickering, big scene*, brawl, broil*, bustle, chaos, clamor, clangor, clatter, confusion, din, disorder, flap*, fracas*, free for all*, furor, fuss, hassle, jangle, mayhem, melee, noise,… …   New thesaurus

  • uproar — ► NOUN 1) a loud and impassioned noise or disturbance. 2) a public expression of outrage. ORIGIN Dutch uproer, from op up + roer confusion , associated with ROAR(Cf. ↑roarer) …   English terms dictionary

  • uproar — [up′rôr΄] n. [Du oproer, a stirring up (akin to Ger aufruhr) < op, up + roeren, to stir (akin to OE hreran < IE base * k̑ere , to mix, stir up): form and sense infl. by ROAR] 1. violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud …   English World dictionary

  • Uproar — Superherobox| caption=Uproar with Twilight and Metalsmith comic color=background:#ff8080 character name=Uproar real name=unrevealed species=Human Mutant publisher=Marvel Comics debut= 2099 A.D. Genesis creators=Tom Payer Humberto Ramos alliance… …   Wikipedia

  • uproar — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, great, huge ▪ public ▪ a huge public uproar over taxation plans ▪ international ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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