I. verb Etymology: Middle English roren, from Old English rārian; akin to Old High German rērēn to bleat Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to utter or emit a full loud prolonged sound b. to sing or shout with full force 2. a. to make or emit a loud confused sound (as background reverberation or rumbling) b. to laugh loudly 3. a. to be boisterous or disorderly b. to proceed or rush with great noise or commotion 4. to make a loud noise during inhalation (as that of a horse affected with roaring) transitive verb 1. to utter or proclaim with a roar 2. to cause to roar II. noun Date: 14th century 1. the deep cry of a wild animal (as a lion) 2. a loud deep cry (as of pain or anger) 3. a loud continuous confused sound <
the roar of the crowd
4. a boisterous outcry

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