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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Mr. Turnbull was soon driving what he called a roaring trade.
When the hockey game went into overtime, I ended up going back to the penthouse and watching the rest of the game with my teammates, we had the windows open so you could hear the crowd roaring from the BC Place.
Hear "Fox News roaring from the right, MSNBC shouting back from the left, and CNN flailing in the middle".
The PARTY of NO senators are speaking to audiences about Euthanize; Panel of Death; pulling the plug on grandma ... the POLLS poll in those demographic areas where the up roaring is occurring ...
The crowd was roaring from the start, moved by third-base coach Al Newman's ceremonial first pitch to Gardenhire.
They rise in green robes roaring from the green hells of the sea
Or else, "I made myself like a lion (namely, in roaring, through pain), He was so breaking my bones!"
One bull after another was driven in roaring, and as here they are generally fierce and their horns not blunted as in Mexico, it is a much more dangerous affair.
For example, low-grade laryngeal hemiparesis or hemiplegia (this condition is sometimes termed roaring) might be evident at rest.
Rarely, it would seem, has there been a time period so intent on "roaring," roaring, that is, in the sense of the "Roaring Twenties."