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NOUN (2)

1. a deep prolonged loud noise;
[syn: boom, roar, roaring, thunder]

2. a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal);
- Example: "his bellow filled the hallway"
[syn: bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. very lively and profitable;
- Example: "flourishing businesses"
- Example: "a palmy time for stockbrokers"
- Example: "a prosperous new business"
- Example: "doing a roaring trade"
- Example: "a thriving tourist center"
- Example: "did a thriving business in orchids"
[syn: booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, roaring, thriving]


ADVERB (1)

1. extremely;
- Example: "roaring drunk"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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[=e]r[=e]n. [root]112.] 1. To cry with a full, loud, continued sound. Specifically: (a) To bellow, or utter a deep, loud cry, as a lion or other beast. [1913 Webster] Roaring bulls he would him make to tame. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] (b) To cry loudly, as in pain, distress, or anger. [1913 Webster] Sole on the barren sands, the suffering chief Roared out for anguish, and indulged his grief. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] He scorned to roar under the impressions of a finite anger. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a loud, confused sound, as winds, waves, passing vehicles, a crowd of persons when shouting together, or the like. [1913 Webster] The brazen throat of war had ceased to roar. --Milton. [1913 Webster] How oft I crossed where carts and coaches roar. --Gay. [1913 Webster] 3. To be boisterous; to be disorderly. [1913 Webster] It was a mad, roaring time, full of extravagance. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] 4. To laugh out loudly and continuously; as, the hearers roared at his jokes. [1913 Webster] 5. To make a loud noise in breathing, as horses having a certain disease. See Roaring, 2. [1913 Webster] Roaring boy, a roaring, noisy fellow; -- name given, at the latter end Queen Elizabeth's reign, to the riotous fellows who raised disturbances in the street. "Two roaring boys of Rome, that made all split." --Beau. & Fl. Roaring forties (Naut.), a sailor's name for the stormy tract of ocean between 40[deg] and 50[deg] north latitude. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 breathing under exertion; the making of the noise so caused. See Roar, v. i., 5. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

roaring adv 1: extremely; "roaring drunk" adj 1: very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids" [syn: booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, roaring, thriving] n 1: a deep prolonged loud noise [syn: boom, roar, roaring, thunder] 2: a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway" [syn: bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

66 Moby Thesaurus words for "roaring": abandoned, amok, bellowing, berserk, blaring, booming, cannonading, carried away, delirious, demoniac, distracted, earsplitting, ecstatic, enraptured, feral, ferocious, fierce, frantic, frenzied, fulminating, furious, haggard, hog-wild, howling, hysterical, in a transport, in hysterics, intoxicated, mad, madding, maniac, orgasmic, orgiastic, pealing, piercing, possessed, prospering, prosperous, rabid, raging, ramping, ranting, raving, ravished, robust, rolling, rumbling, running mad, stentorian, stentorious, storming, thrifty, thriving, thundering, thunderlike, thunderous, thundery, tonitruant, tonitruous, transported, uncontrollable, violent, volleying, wild, wild-eyed, wild-looking