roaring

adjective
roar·​ing | \ˈrȯr-iŋ \

Definition of roaring 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

roaring

adverb

Definition of roaring (Entry 2 of 3)

: extremely was roaring hungry— Herman Wouk

roaring

noun

Definition of roaring (Entry 3 of 3)

: 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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Other Words from roaring

Adjective

roaringly adverb

Examples of roaring in a Sentence

Adjective

a roaring party that annoyed the neighbors mightily the roaring mining town attracted job seekers eager to share in the boom

Adverb

We had a roaring good time. we had a roaring good time at the party
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

This year’s season got off to a roaring start more than a month ago in Durango, Colorado, where the 416 Fire has burned more than 50,000 acres in the San Juan National Forest. Jordan Golson, WIRED, "The Sooty, Swirling Logistics of Fighting 2018's First Major Wildfire," 5 July 2018 The five-time champions, fearing Neymar the whole game, got off to a roaring start but slowly faded against a very organized Swiss side that snatched away a point from the Brazilians. Juan Pimiento, chicagotribune.com, "Spain, Portugal thrill, Mexico, Iceland suprise and the best of the World Cup weekend," 17 June 2018 Verlander exited to a roaring ovation from the 34,297 who bought a ticket inside Minute Maid Park, a minuscule number yet again on the scoreboard behind him. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Homesick: Astros' woes at MMP continue with shutout loss to Rangers," 12 May 2018 Lempicka hit her stride as an artist during the roaring twenties, with her distinctive pieces mixing elements of Cubism and neoclassical styles. refinery29.com, "Google Honors Tamara de Lempicka, A Leading Painter Of The Roaring Twenties," 16 May 2018 None of those first-half trips are particularly long, but still, the Ravens will be hard-pressed to jump off to a roaring start. baltimoresun.com, "Instant analysis of the Ravens' 2018 schedule," 19 Apr. 2018 What should be a memorable week for Xavier basketball is off to a roaring start. Patrick Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "Xavier basketball earns program-best No. 3 ranking," 26 Feb. 2018 Just in time for cozying up in front of a roaring fire season, Pat Monahan has announced the ultimate gift for that Train mega-fan on your list: Drops of Jupiter wine. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Train Singer Pat Monahan Preps Drops of Jupiter Wine Line," 14 Nov. 2017 Betting the House The more China tries to rein in its roaring housing market, the more buyers pile in. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "The 10-Point.," 13 July 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

By the time the Connecticut State Police and the Griswold Fire Department arrived at the Lindquist home - about 5:45 a.m. according to court records - it was engulfed in flames, reduced to its wooden frame as the roaring fire ate through the walls. Meagan Flynn, BostonGlobe.com, "A son helped plan a ‘fake robbery’ of his father’s guns, police say. He and his parents ended up dead," 30 May 2018 The 2017/18 season has been up to its usual rip-roaring, heart-racing standard, with a number of tenacious talents lighting up their leagues with a series of electrifying performances. SI.com, "8 of the Most Unstoppable Players Across Europe's Elite Leagues This Season," 21 June 2018 To make the video even more dramatic, the sheriff's office added some fake sound effects of a bear roaring. Tiffini Theisen, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Viral video shows deputy smashing car window to let trapped bear escape," 20 June 2018 The other was a rip-roaring, two-fisted and hugely influential ode to the serial adventures of yesteryear — with an adventurous archaeologist on the hunt for the Ark of the Covenant — that took pop culture by storm. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Rethinking 10 past Oscar best pictures — and what should have won," 28 Feb. 2018 The only sounds at La Casa de Campana were natural ones: the trilling of cicadas, songs of wild birds, and an occasional round of portentous roaring from a group of howler monkeys somewhere in the nearby forest. Jon Lee Anderson, Condé Nast Traveler, "Stepping Beyond Cartagena: Exploring Colombia's Northern Reaches," 21 Mar. 2018 Growth in global demand for chemicals, once roaring, had slowed thanks to the global financial crisis. The Economist, "America’s chemicals industry is booming. But politics may get in its way," 14 Apr. 2018 The car bumps and slams over the road, motor roaring, as the mom tries to keep a close tail on the man’s truck. Scott Berson, star-telegram, "Mom and daughter chase down man accused of trying to kidnap teen girl, video shows | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 2 Apr. 2018 The Astros played their first home game of 2018 in front a roaring crowd excited to see the World Series champions back in action. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Fans celebrate the Astros first home game of 2018 on social media," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of roaring

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

1678, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1813, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for roaring

roaring

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of roaring

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: very loud, active, or strong

roaring

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of roaring (Entry 2 of 2)

: extremely or very

roaring

adjective
roar·​ing | \ˈrȯr-iŋ \

Kids Definition of roaring

: very active or strong a roaring business a roaring fire

roaring

noun
roar·​ing | \-iŋ \

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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