Associations to the word «Roaring»


ROARING, adjective. Very; intensively; extremely.
ROARING, adjective. Very successful; lively; profitable; thriving; prosperous.
ROARING, verb. Present participle of roar
ROARING, noun. A loud, deep, prolonged sound, as of a large beast; a roar.
ROARING, noun. An affection of the windpipe of a horse, causing a loud, peculiar noise in breathing under exertion.
ROARING FORTIES, noun. The area of the earth between 40 and 50 degrees south, prone to gale-force westerly winds.
ROARING MEG, noun. A large cannon; specifically, the large 15th cannon at Edinburgh Castle (more usually called ‘Mons Meg’), or the cannon used to defend Londonderry during the siege of 1688-9.
ROARING MEG, noun. (figuratively) (now rare) Any large or impressive thing.
ROARING MEG, noun. (obsolete) A kind of spinning top.
ROARING MEGS, noun. Plural of Roaring Meg
ROARING ON, verb. Present participle of roar on
ROARING TWENTIES, proper noun. The 1920s.

Dictionary definition

ROARING, noun. A deep prolonged loud noise.
ROARING, noun. A very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway".
ROARING, adverb. Extremely; "roaring drunk".
ROARING, adjective. 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".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats