verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of roar
Synonyms for roar
Related Words for roarergiggle, cackle, fit, roar, crow, bubbling, shout, chortle, peal, snicker, chuckle, gesture, rejoicing, shriek, guffaw, giggling, howling, babbling, amusement, cachinnation
Examples from the Web for roarer
Historical Examples of roarer
An animal that is a roarer should not be used for breeding purposes.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
It is to be hoped that he will not turn out a roarer, like the latter.
The roarer, as has been said, was the Colonel; the meanderer was Drinkwater Torm.Polly
Thomas Nelson Page
"Looks like the funeral of a real, respectable citizen," squeaked Roarer.
Roarer did not disclose that said twins were almost as old as himself.
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.