verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- roanoke island,
- roanoke rapids,
- roar up,
- roaring forties,
- roaring twenties,
Origin of roar
Examples from the Web for roared
Intrepid university students perched on the ceiling girders and roared out a football cheer: Cheer!The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics|Michael Wolraich|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite committing 13 penalties, the Iroquois roared back from a late 8-3 deficit to notch it at 8-8 before giving up a late goal.A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower|Evin Demirel|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hardline media have roared their disapproval and prominent conservative politicians have joined in.The Kiss That Sent Iran Crazy and an Actress to Be Flogged in Public|IranWire|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I hopped on my scooter and roared down to the store and stopped to grab some bananas (they were on the way).
After a slow start though, Wilson roared back, and the Seahawks just keep getting better.Guide to NFL Divisional Round: Quarterbacks, Wives, and Girlfriends|Sujay Kumar|January 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They roared endearing curses at him and insisted that he join them in a drink.Port O' Gold|Louis John Stellman
While displaying his maniacal agility, he roared out for any "darned red skunk" to show himself and fight him.Buckskin Mose|Buckskin Mose
The small group climbed into the jet car and roared off across the clearing toward the house.The Revolt on Venus|Carey Rockwell
Opening his mouth to its very widest, he gave an awful roar; but the other dragon only roared back.The Brown Fairy Book|Andrew Lang
Becky roared with laughter when Frank asked her if it was hers; she was setting down a huge dish with her honest red hands.Old Kensington|Miss Thackeray
verb (mainly intr)
Word Origin for roar
Old English rarian "roar, wail, lament, bellow, cry," probably of imitative origin (cf. Middle Dutch reeren, German röhren "to roar;" Sanskrit ragati "barks;" Lithuanian reju "to scold;" Old Church Slavonic revo "I roar;" Latin raucus "hoarse"). Related: Roared; roaring.
late 14c., from roar (v.) and Old English gerar.