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
- 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.
- Making or characterized by a noise or disturbance; disorderly; riotous.
- Going briskly; highly successful.
- A kind of humming-top.
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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