thunder: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (thun'dur), [key]
- a loud, explosive, resounding noise produced by the explosive expansion of air heated by a lightning discharge.
- any loud, resounding noise: the thunder of applause.
- a threatening or startling utterance, denunciation, or the like.
- to use for one's own purposes and without the knowledge or permission of the originator the inventions or ideas of another.
- to ruin or detract from the effect of a performance, remark, etc., by anticipating it.
- to give forth thunder (often used impersonally with it as the subject): It thundered last night.
- to make a loud, resounding noise like thunder: The artillery thundered in the hills.
- to utter loud or vehement denunciations, threats, or the like.
- to speak in a very loud tone.
- to move or go with a loud noise or violent action: The train thundered through the village.
- to strike, drive, inflict, give forth, etc., with loud noise or violent action.
- thunder (Thesaurus)