Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Very lively or successful; thriving.
  • adjective Used as an intensive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A loud, deep, prolonged sound, as of a large beast, or of a person in distress, anger, mirth, etc., or of a noisy congregation.
  • noun (Far.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adverb extremely
  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
  • adjective very lively and profitable
  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

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  • More fun in the Elizabethan sense.

    December 10, 2006

  • in an advanced state of inebriation; obsolete slang.

    June 30, 2009