[ rawr, rohr ]
/ rɔr, roʊr /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to utter or express in a roar: to roar denials.
to bring, put, make, etc., by roaring: to roar oneself hoarse.


Nearby words

  1. roaming,
  2. roan,
  3. roanoke,
  4. roanoke island,
  5. roanoke rapids,
  6. roar up,
  7. roaring,
  8. roaring forties,
  9. roaring twenties,
  10. roaringly

Origin of roar

before 900; Middle English roren (v.), Old English rārian; cognate with Old High German rēren to bellow

Related formsroar·er, nounout·roar, verb (used with object)un·der·roar·er, noun

Synonym study

1. See cry. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for roared


/ (rɔː) /

verb (mainly intr)


See also roar up

Derived Formsroarer, noun

Word Origin for roar

Old English rārian; related to Old High German rērēn, Middle Dutch reren

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Word Origin and History for roared
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