- roanoke island,
- roanoke rapids,
- roar up,
- roaring forties,
- roaring twenties,
Origin of roaring
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of roar
Examples from the Web for roaring
Bitcoin began 2013 with a roaring price of $770 per unit, and businesses right and left were converting to the ethereal product.You Were Wrong About Miley & Bitcoin: 2014’s Failed Predictions|Nina Strochlic|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The younger brother would try everything in his power from a distance to subdue the roaring flames of passion.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind|Nick Mafi|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our stereotype of the ‘Roaring Twenties’ is cocaine, nightclubs, and flapper girls.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance|Tim Teeman|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the goal was to get 'em talking, last Sunday night's Miss America competition was a roaring success.
So far in the States, he has eschewed the roaring, pumping, and scolding so as not to antagonize his new teammates and opponents.Masahiro Tanaka Is the Yankees' $155M Lethal Weapon and Strikeout Machine|Allen Barra|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Upon this shall come a roaring lion dreadful for his monstrous cruelty.Old English Chronicles|Various
Paul was awoke after some time by the roaring sound of the waves dashing against the shore.Paul Gerrard|W.H.G. Kingston
From the dark depths of mystic crypts came groanings, like the roaring of lions penned beside the caves of martyrs.The Battle Of The Strong, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Wine, lights, solitude in which to finish our game and a roaring good opportunity to sleep afterwards.Dark Hollow|Anna Katherine Green
Great iron stoves are used, in which roaring fires are kept burning incessantly from October until May.Three Boys in the Wild North Land|Egerton Ryerson Young
verb (mainly intr)
Word Origin for roar
late 14c., present participle adjective from roar (v.). Used of periods of years characterized by noisy revelry, especially roaring twenties (1930); but also, in Britain, roaring fifties (1892). Roaring forties in reference to exceptional rough seas between latitudes 40 and 50 south, is attested from 1841.
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.