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Definitions of thunder

  1. To emit with noise and terror; to utter vehemently; to publish, as a threat or denunciation. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To utter with a loud and threatening voice. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To give out with noise and terror: to publish a denunciation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To give out noisily or terribly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To produce thunder; send forth a similar sound; to utter violent threats. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To make thunder: to sound as thunder. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To sound as thunder. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To give forth a peal or peals of thunder; reverberate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. move fast, noisily, and heavily; "The bus thundered down the road" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. utter words loudly and forcefully; "`Get out of here,' he roared" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. to make or produce a loud noise; "The river thundered below"; "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To emit with noise and terror; to publish any denunciation or threat. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To sound or rumble loudly, as the sound which follows a discharge of atmospheric electricity; to make a loud heavy noise, especially with some continuance; to emit with noise and terror; to publish, as a startling denunciation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. a deep prolonged loud noise Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. The sound which follows a flash of lightning; the report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Any loud noise; as, the thunder of cannon. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. An alarming or statrling threat or denunciation. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To utter violent denunciation. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; - often used impersonally; as, it thundered continuously. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The noise following a flash of lightning; any similar loud noise; a loud utterance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. The deep rumbling sound after a flash of lightning: any loud noise: an alarming denunciation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Sound following electrical discharges in the atmosphere; any loud hollow sound. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. The sound that accompanies lightning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Any loud, rumbling, or booming noise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. The sound which follows a flash of lightning, due to a disturbance in the air, caused by a violent discharge of atmospheric electricity; any loud noise; denunciation published. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. The deep and loud rumbling sound heard in the sky after a flash of lightning; the report or noise caused by a discharge of atmospheric electricity; any very loud noise; an alarming threat or denunciation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for thunder

  1. All at once the thunder spoke. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Who in thunder is that knocking at the door? – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
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