Meaning of roaring

roar•ing

Pronunciation: (rôr'ing, rōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of a person, animal, or thing that roars.
  2. a loud, deep cry or sound or a series of such sounds.
  3. a disease of horses, caused by respiratory obstruction or vocal cord paralysis, and characterized by loud or rough breathing sounds.
—adj.
  1. making or causing a roar, as an animal or thunder.
  2. brisk or highly successful, as trade: He did a roaring business selling watches to tourists.
  3. characterized by noisy, disorderly behavior; boisterous; riotous: roaring revelry.
  4. complete; utter; out-and-out: a roaring idiot; a roaring success.
—adv.
  1. very; extremely: roaring drunk.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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