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 roarer
And Maggo was so big and heavy that Roarer could not push open the iron-barred door.Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant|Richard Barnum
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
"An' we're all halter-broke, gentle and trained to feed from the hand," piped Roarer over Bronco's shoulder.
"I've spiled seven collars and busted five collar buttons already," groaned Roarer, pausing in his struggle.
Convenience had curtailed these names to Bronc, Holy and Roarer.
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.