from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of thunder.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or accompanied by thunder.
- adj. Producing a noise or effect like thunder; thunderous
- adj. Very great; extraordinary.
- adj. Awesomely great, intense, or unusual.
- n. thunderstorm
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Emitting thunder.
- adj. Very great; -- often adverbially.
- n. Thunder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The report of a discharge of lightning; thunder.
- Producing or characterized by a loud rumbling or rattling noise, as that of thunder or artillery; loud.
- Unusual; extraordinary; great; tremendous: used as an intensive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. extraordinarily big or impressive
- adj. sounding like thunder
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Visually, drummer Palmolive was fantastic: standing up to play, beating the crap out of her set in thundering, tribal patterns.
We need a religious leader, a prophet … thundering from the pulpit!
Yet he did not speak until they had reached the station, with the train thundering in just as they drew up beside the platform.
And sometimes, thundering from the Vatican, they created, judged, and deposed the kings of the world; nor could the proudest Roman be disgraced by submitting to a priest, whose feet were kissed, and whose stirrup was held, by the successors of Charlemagne.
He said quietly, "The word thundering is singularly inappropriate.
This is the case with the ancient history of what is called the thundering legion, of the extraordinary circumstances which obstructed the rebuilding of the temple at Jerusalem by Julian; the circling of the flames and fragrant smell at the martyrdom of Polycarp; the sudden shower that extinguished the fire into which the Scriptures were thrown in the Diocletian persecution; Constantine's dream; his inscribing in consequence of it the cross upon his standard and the shields of his soldiers; his victory, and the escape of the standard-bearer; perhaps, also, the imagined appearance of the cross in the heavens, though this last circumstance is very deficient in historical evidence.
Nevertheless, others at the Yorkville screening noted that the film was followed by "thundering" and "spontaneous" applause, which one moviegoer suggested "showed that even if some of the audience couldn't directly accept the message they were held by the picture."
Equally surprising for a leader known for a kind of thundering public presence, his blog is not especially tough.
a stampedo as the Spaniards call the thundering sound of their stamping, flying hoofs on the prairie.
These last will be found of more value than the 'thundering' suggestion contained in the first of these precautionary propositions.