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English noun: roar

1. roar (event) a deep prolonged loud noise


Synonymsboom, roaring, thunder


Broader (hypernym)noise

2. roar (communication) a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)


SamplesHis bellow filled the hallway.


Synonymsbellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roaring, yowl


Broader (hypernym)call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell

3. roar (event) the sound made by a lion


Broader (hypernym)cry


English verb: roar

1. roar (communication) make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles


SamplesThe wind was howling in the trees.
The water roared down the chute.


ExamplesCars roar in the streets , The streets roar with cars


Synonymshowl


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)make noise, noise, resound


Narrower (hyponym)bawl, thunder, vroom, yawp

2. roar (communication) utter words loudly and forcefully


Samples`Get out of here,' he roared.


ExamplesSam and Sue roar, They roar that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsthunder


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)shout

3. roar (communication) emit long loud cries


SamplesWail in self-pity.
Howl with sorrow.


Synonymshowl, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell


Narrower (hyponym)squall, waul, wawl

4. roar (motion) act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way


SamplesDesperadoes from the hills regularly roared in to take over the town.


ExamplesThey roar up the hill


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)continue, go forward, proceed

5. roar (communication) make a loud noise, as of animal


SamplesThe bull bellowed.


ExamplesThe animals roar


Synonymsbellow


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

6. roar (body) laugh unrestrainedly and heartily


Synonymshowl


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)express joy, express mirth, laugh









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