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NOUN (3)

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

2. a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning;

3. street names for heroin;
[syn: big H, hell dust, nose drops, smack, thunder, skag, scag]


VERB (4)

1. move fast, noisily, and heavily;
- Example: "The bus thundered down the road"

2. utter words loudly and forcefully;
- Example: "`Get out of here,' he roared"
[syn: thunder, roar]

3. be the case that thunder is being heard;
- Example: "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"
[syn: thunder, boom]

4. to make or produce a loud noise;
- Example: "The river thundered below"
- Example: "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thunder \Thun"der\, n. [OE. [thorn]under, [thorn]onder, [thorn]oner, AS. [thorn]unor; akin to [thorn]unian to stretch, to thunder, D. donder thunder, G. donner, OHG. donar, Icel. [thorn][=o]rr Thor, L. tonare to thunder, tonitrus thunder, Gr. to`nos a stretching, straining, Skr. tan to stretch. [root]52. See Thin, and cf. Astonish, Detonate, Intone, Thursday, Tone.] 1. The sound which follows a flash of lightning; the report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity. [1913 Webster] 2. The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The revenging gods 'Gainst parricides did all their thunders bend. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Any loud noise; as, the thunder of cannon. [1913 Webster] 4. An alarming or statrling threat or denunciation. [1913 Webster] The thunders of the Vatican could no longer strike into the heart of princes. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] Thunder pumper. (Zool.) (a) The croaker (Haploidontus grunniens). (b) The American bittern or stake-driver. Thunder rod, a lightning rod. [R.] Thunder snake. (Zool.) (a) The chicken, or milk, snake. (b) A small reddish ground snake (Carphophis amoena syn. Celuta amoena) native to the Eastern United States; -- called also worm snake. Thunder tube, a fulgurite. See Fulgurite. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thunder \Thun"der\, v. t. To emit with noise and terror; to utter vehemently; to publish, as a threat or denunciation. [1913 Webster] Oracles severe Were daily thundered in our general's ear. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] An archdeacon, as being a prelate, may thunder out an ecclesiastical censure. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thunder \Thun"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Thundered; p. pr. & vb. n. Thundering.] [AS. [thorn]unrian. See Thunder, n.] 1. To produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; -- often used impersonally; as, it thundered continuously. [1913 Webster] Canst thou thunder with a voice like him? --Job xl. 9. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To make a loud noise; esp. a heavy sound, of some continuance. [1913 Webster] His dreadful voice no more Would thunder in my ears. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To utter violent denunciation. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

thunder n 1: a deep prolonged loud noise [syn: boom, roar, roaring, thunder] 2: a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning 3: street names for heroin [syn: big H, hell dust, nose drops, smack, thunder, skag, scag] v 1: move fast, noisily, and heavily; "The bus thundered down the road" 2: utter words loudly and forcefully; "`Get out of here,' he roared" [syn: thunder, roar] 3: be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed" [syn: thunder, boom] 4: to make or produce a loud noise; "The river thundered below"; "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

178 Moby Thesaurus words for "thunder": Bedlam let loose, Donar, Indra, Jupiter Tonans, Thor, awake the dead, bark, bawl, bedlam, bellow, blare, blare forth, blast, blast the ear, blat, blaze, blaze abroad, blazon, blazon about, blubber, bobbery, boom, booming, brawl, bray, breathe, brouhaha, buzz, cackle, celebrate, chant, charivari, chirm, chirp, clamor, clangor, clap, clatter, commotion, coo, crack, cracking, crash, crashing, crescendo, crow, cry, cry out, deafen, declaim, deep, denounce, din, discord, donnybrook, drawl, dread rattling thunder, drunken brawl, dustup, echo, exclaim, execrate, explode, explosion, fill the air, flap, flute, fracas, free-for-all, fulminate against, fulmination, gasp, growl, growling, grumble, grumbling, grunt, hell broke loose, herald, herald abroad, hiss, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, intimidate, jangle, keen, lilt, loud noise, menace, mumble, murmur, mutter, noise, noise and shouting, outcry, pandemonium, pant, peal, peal of thunder, pealing, pipe, proclaim, promulgate, racket, rail at, rattle, rattle the windows, reboation, rebound, reecho, rend the air, rend the ears, resound, resounding, reverberate, reverberation, rhubarb, ring, rise, roar, roaring, rock the sky, roll, row, ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumbling, rumpus, scream, screech, shindy, shivaree, shout, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, snap, snarl, snort, sob, split the eardrums, split the ears, squall, squawk, squeal, startle the echoes, stun, surge, swear at, swell, threaten, thunder forth, thunderclap, thundercrack, thundering, thunderpeal, thundershower, thundersquall, thunderstorm, thunderstroke, tintamarre, trumpet, trumpet forth, tumult, twang, uproar, wail, warble, whine, whisper, yap, yawp, yell, yelp
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Thunder often referred to in Scripture (Job 40:9; Ps. 77:18; 104:7). James and John were called by our Lord "sons of thunder" (Mark 3:17). In Job 39:19, instead of "thunder," as in the Authorized Version, the Revised Version translates (ra'amah) by "quivering main" (marg., "shaking"). Thunder accompanied the giving of the law at Sinai (Ex. 19:16). It was regarded as the voice of God (Job 37:2; Ps. 18:13; 81:7; comp. John 12:29). In answer to Samuel's prayer (1 Sam. 12:17, 18), God sent thunder, and "all the people greatly feared," for at such a season (the wheat-harvest) thunder and rain were almost unknown in Palestine.