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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Very lively or successful; thriving: a roaring trade.
  • adj. Used as an intensive: roaring drunk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Very; intensively; extremely.
  • adj. Very successful; lively; profitable; thriving; prosperous.
  • v. Present participle of roar.
  • n. A loud, deep, prolonged sound, as of a large beast; a roar.
  • n. An affection of the windpipe of a horse, causing a loud, peculiar noise in breathing under exertion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A loud, deep, prolonged sound, as of a large beast, or of a person in distress, anger, mirth, etc., or of a noisy congregation.
  • n. An affection of the windpipe of a horse, causing a loud, peculiar noise in breathing under exertion; the making of the noise so caused. See Roar, v. i., 5.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making or characterized by a noise or disturbance; disorderly; riotous.
  • Going briskly; highly successful.
  • A kind of humming-top.
  • n. A loud, deep cry, as of a lion; an outcry of distress, anger, applause, boisterous mirth, or the like; loud continued sound, as of the billows of the sea or of a tempest.
  • n. A disease of horses which causes them to make a singular noise in breathing under exertion; the act of making the noise so caused; also, this noise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. extremely
  • n. a deep prolonged loud noise
  • adj. very lively and profitable
  • n. a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

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