roaring


1roar·ing

adjective \ˈrr-iŋ\

: very loud, active, or strong

Full Definition of ROARING

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>
roar·ing·ly adverb

Examples of ROARING

  1. <a roaring party that annoyed the neighbors mightily>
  2. <the roaring mining town attracted job seekers eager to share in the boom>

First Known Use of ROARING

14th century

Rhymes with ROARING

2roaring

adverb

: extremely or very

Full Definition of ROARING

:  extremely <was roaring hungry — Herman Wouk>

Examples of ROARING

  1. We had a roaring good time.
  2. <we had a roaring good time at the party>

First Known Use of ROARING

1697

3roaring

noun

Definition of ROARING

:  noisy inhalation in a horse especially upon exercising that is caused by paralysis and muscular atrophy of part of the larynx

First Known Use of ROARING

circa 1823

roar·ing

noun \-iŋ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ROARING

: noisy inhalation in a horse especially upon exercising that is caused by paralysis and muscular atrophy of part of the larynx—compare grunting, thick wind

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