roaring
I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. making or characterized by a sound resembling a roar ; loud <
roaring applause
>
2. marked by prosperity especially of a temporary nature ; booming 3. great in intensity or degree <
in the roaring heat
>
<
a roaring success
>
roaringly adverb II. adverb Date: 1697 extremely <
was roaring hungry — Herman Wouk
>
III. noun Date: circa 1823 noisy inhalation in a horse especially upon exercising that is caused by paralysis and muscular atrophy of part of the larynx

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  • roaring — [rôr′iŋ] n. 1. the act of an animal, person, etc. that roars 2. the loud, deep sound made by an animal, etc. that roars 3. a disease of horses, characterized by loud, hoarse, rasping breathing adj. 1. a) that roars; loud; noisy b) boisterous,… …   English World dictionary

  • Roaring — Roar ing, n. 1. A loud, deep, prolonged sound, as of a large beast, or of a person in distress, anger, mirth, etc., or of a noisy congregation. [1913 Webster] 2. (Far.) An affection of the windpipe of a horse, causing a loud, peculiar noise in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roaring — Roar Roar, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Roared}; p. pr. & vvb. n. {Roaring}.] [OE. roren, raren, AS. r[=a]rian; akin to G. r[ o]hten, OHG. r?r?n. [root]112.] 1. To cry with a full, loud, continued sound. Specifically: (a) To bellow, or utter a deep, loud …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roaring — roar|ing [ˈro:rıŋ] adj 1.) [only before noun] making a deep, very loud, continuous noise ▪ the roaring wind and waves 2.) roaring fire a fire that burns with a lot of flames and heat 3.) do a roaring trade (in sth) BrE informal to sell a lot of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • roaring — adjective 1 (only before noun) making a deep, very loud, continuous noise: the roaring wind and waves 2 roaring fire a roaring fire burns with a lot of flames and heat 3 do a roaring trade (in) BrE informal to sell a lot of something very quickly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • roaring — roar|ing [ rɔrıŋ ] adjective 1. ) a roaring fire burns very brightly and produces a lot of heat 2. ) making a loud deep noise: a roaring waterfall be a roaring success BRITISH to be very successful: The show was not the roaring success he… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • roaring — roaringly, adv. /rawr ing, rohr /, n. 1. the act of a person, animal, or thing that roars. 2. a loud, deep cry or sound or a series of such sounds. 3. Vet. Pathol. a disease of horses, caused by respiratory obstruction or vocal cord paralysis,… …   Universalium

  • roaring — [[t]rɔ͟ːrɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n A roaring fire has large flames and is sending out a lot of heat. 2) ADJ: ADJ n If something is a roaring success, it is very successful indeed. The government s first effort to privatize a company has been a… …   English dictionary

  • roaring — UK [ˈrɔːrɪŋ] / US [ˈrɔrɪŋ] adjective 1) a roaring fire burns very brightly and produces a lot of heat 2) making a loud deep noise a roaring waterfall • do a roaring trade (in something) to sell large quantities of something in a short period of… …   English dictionary

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