AskDefine | Define roaring

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roaring adj
1 very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids" [syn: booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, thriving]
2 loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss [syn: deafening, earsplitting, thunderous, thundery]


1 a deep prolonged loud noise [syn: boom, roar, thunder]
2 a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway" [syn: bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, yowl] adv : extremely; "roaring drunk"

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  1. present participle of roar

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