For all your dictionary needs!
Are you looking for Boar, Goar, Hoar, Moar, Soar, Voar, or Zoar?
Header of Roar


Roar appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Niagara, O roar again!
  • Niagara, O roar again.
  • May a roar rub a kookaburra or a yam?
View more palindromes!

The word roar is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

Video footage: hippo roar
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun roar

What does roar mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: roars

  1. a deep prolonged loud noise
  2. a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
  3. the sound made by a lion
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: cry = the characteristic utterance of an animal

Alternative definition of the noun roar


  1. A long, loud, deep shout made with the mouth wide open.
  2. The cry of the lion.
  3. The deep cry of the bull.
  4. A loud sound as of a motorbike or a similar engine.
  5. A show of strength or character.

Definition of the verb roar

What does roar mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: roared | roaring | roars

  1. make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles
  2. utter words loudly and forcefully
    • examples: `Get out of here,' he roared | Sam and Sue roar | They roar that there was a traffic accident
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]Susan whispered
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic]Ellen told a story | Heather cabled the news | Heather cabled, 'Come immediately.' | Susan whispered the news/a few words
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Susan whispered the news/a few words to/at Rachel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, arbitrary control with infinitive]Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan whispered to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned how to avoid the crowd | Susan whispered how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic]Susan whispered about the party
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive]Susan whispered for me to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Susan whispered to/at Rachel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic]Susan whispered to Rachel, 'Leave the room.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive]Susan whispered to Rachel to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause]Susan whispered to Rachel that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Susan whispered to Rachel how to avoid the crowd

      Verbs of Communication (with the same syntax): babble, bark, bawl, bellow, blare, bleat, bluster, boom, bray, burble, cackle, call, carol, chant, chatter, chirp, cluck, coo, croak, croon, crow, cry, drawl, drone, gabble, gibber, groan, growl, grumble, grunt, gurgle, hiss, holler, hoot, howl, hum, jabber, lilt, lisp, moan, mumble, murmur, mutter, natter, prattle, purr, quaver, rage, rant, rasp, rumble, scream, screech, shout, shriek, simper, sing, snap, snarl, snuffle, splutter, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, stammer, stemmer, stutter, thunder, trill, trumpet, twitter, vociferate, wail, warble, wheeze, whimper, whine, whisper, whistle, whoop, yammer, yap, yell, yelp, yodel.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of roar: thunder
    • more generic word: shout = utter in a loud voice
  3. emit long loud cries
  4. act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way
    • examples: desperadoes from the hills regularly roared in to take over the town | They roar up the hill
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic terms: continue / go forward / proceed = move ahead
  5. make a loud noise, as of animal
  6. laugh unrestrainedly and heartily

Alternative definition of the verb roar


  1. To make a loud, deep cry, especially from pain, anger, or other strong emotion.
  2. To laugh in a particularly loud manner.
  3. Of animals (especially the lion), to make a loud deep noise.
  4. Generally, of inanimate objects etc., to make a loud resounding noise.
  5. [figuratively] [rfdef, lang=en]


  1. Roar is the name of two wooden roller coasters operated by Six Flags. The original coaster was built at Six Flags America in Mitchellville, Maryland in 1998 while the other was built in 1999 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California. Both rides were designed and built by Great Coasters International, and have been in continuous operation for a decade.
  2. Roar: ROAR! is the name of a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags America in Prince George's County, Maryland. The coaster is a custom-built coaster with a twisted, highly banked track, which has twenty crossovers and a 230-foot roofed tunnel. Roar's trains were built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. It is nearly identical to the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom coaster of the same name.


Roar is a fictional character from Get Ready to be Boyzvoiced.


  1. "Roar" is a song by American singer Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism. It released as the lead single from the record on August 10, 2013. The song was written by Perry, Bonnie McKee, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Cirkut, and produced by the latter three. It is a power pop song with lyrics centering around standing up for oneself and self-empowerment.
  2. "Roar" is a single by Katy Perry released on August 10, 2013.
    • genre: Power pop
    • released on
    • award: - Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical nomination for Lukasz Gottwald
  3. "Roar" is a musical album of Dirty Gold.
    • released in (4 years ago)
  4. "Roar" is a composition.
  5. Roar: The music video of the song Roar by Katy Perry.
    • award:
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite Music Video nomination for Katy Perry
      • World Music Award for World’s Best Video nomination for Katy Perry
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite Music Video, received by Katy Perry
  6. "Roar" is a musical EP of Scott Bradlee.
  7. "Roar" is a musical EP of Patrice Bäumel.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  8. "Roar" is a song composed by Mark Watters with lyrics written by Lorraine Feather.


  1. "Roar" a.k.a. "Roar!" is a book by Pamela Duncan Edwards.
  2. "Roar" a.k.a. "Roar!" is a book by Margaret Mayo.
  3. "Roar" is a written work.


  1. "Roar" is a film starring real life married couple, Tippi Hedren and Noel Marshall. In addition to starring in the film, Marshall also directed and wrote the film, producing it together with Hedren. Tippi's real-life daughter Melanie Griffith plays her on-screen daughter, also named Melanie. Noel's real-life sons John and Jerry also star in the film.
  2. Roar is a 1997 American fantasy action adventure television series that originally aired on the FOX network in July 1997. In the year 400 AD, a young Irish man, Conor, sets out to rid his land of the invading Romans, but in order to accomplish this, he must unite the Celtic clans. The series was canceled after 8 episodes due to low ratings. The final 5 episodes were not broadcast by the network until 2000.
  3. "Roar" is a 2009 short drama film written by J.S. Hill and directed by Adam Wimpenny.


  1. Roar: A roar is a deep, bellowing outburst of sound forced through an open mouth. It is produced by animals of certain species. A roar is usually made using the hyoid, a small bone which is not completely rigid in adults. Animals roar for various reasons, including territorial proclamation, communication with other members, and anger. Additionally, the roar of an animal such as a lion is used in the process of finding and competing for a mate.
  2. Roar is a programme broadcast on CBBC, in the UK, for children. It is presented by Rani Price and Johny Pitts.
  3. Roar is a school mascot.
    • also known as Roar the Mountain Lion

Phrases with Roar

  1. Roar on
  2. roar off

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Roar

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewBob Wolff's Complete Guide to Sportscasting (2011)

How to Make it in Sportscasting (with Or Without Talent) by Bob Wolff

The games are exciting —the crowd roar is a great stimulant. That's the fun. The homework is the key, ...

Google previewNagarjuna in Context (2012)

Mahayana Buddhism and Early Indian Culture by Joseph Walser

O, Your incomparable lion's roar is that no independent thing exists!95 Acintyastava, verse 40: The fact of dependent co-origination is exactly what you maintain to be emptiness. Of that kind is the true principle [saddharma] and the Tathágata ...

Google previewFinnish-English dictionary (1916)

by Karl Vilhelm Arminen, Eetu Aaltio

noise, roar, din. -ko- kous s. a noisy meeting. -an itr. make noise, roar, bustle, boom. jymllh|dys s. thunder, clap, bang, report, -dan itr. thunder, crack, bang. jymilkktt s. noise, clamor, roar, tumult, racket. jyrlna = j y 1 1 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ROAR. m.s.. [from the verb: 1. The cry of the lion or other beast.— The wonted roar is up. Thomson. 2. An outcry of distress. 3. A clamour of merriment.—Where be your gubes now 2 your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table in a ...

Google previewLexicon to the English Poetical Works of John Milton (1907)

by Laura Emma Lockwood

Roar, (l)sb. (a)afull, deep, continued sound ; the roar of thunder ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Roar

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Usage statistics about roar

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun roar:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb roar:


Photos about Roar

Click on an item to view that photo:


If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of Prince Tiger RoarSmall photo of Amazing roar of a tigerSmall photo of Roar of a tigerSmall photo of Big strong gorilla male primate showing his fangs teeth roar roaring.Small photo of the lion roar, lion portraitSmall photo of San Diego, CA, USA September 22, 2009 A young child reacts to a polar bear's loud roar at the Arctic exhibit in San Diego, California More...

Videos about Roar

Click on an item to play that video:

View more videos about Roar on.

See also the pronunciation examples of Roar!

Sign language

Click on an item to play that video:

Quotes about Roar

Prospero: If thou neglect'st or dost unwillingly / What I command, I'll rack thee with old cramps, / Fill all thy bones with aches, make thee roar / That beasts shall tremble at thy din. (William Shakespeare)
more quotes about roar...

Scrabble value of R1O1A1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ROAR

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

See also the blanagrams of Roar!

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of Roar to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary