thunder

thunder
thunder NOUN 1) a loud rumbling or crashing noise heard after a lightning flash due to the expansion of rapidly heated air. 2) a resounding loud deep noise.
VERB 1) (it thunders, it is thundering, etc.) thunder sounds. 2) move heavily and forcefully. 3) speak loudly, angrily, and forcefully.
DERIVATIVES thundery adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • Thunder — Thun der, n. [OE. [thorn]under, [thorn]onder, [thorn]oner, AS. [thorn]unor; akin to [thorn]unian to stretch, to thunder, D. donder thunder, G. donner, OHG. donar, Icel. [thorn][=o]rr Thor, L. tonare to thunder, tonitrus thunder, Gr. to nos a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thunder — [thun′dər] n. [ME thuner, thunder (with unhistoric d ) < OE thunor, akin to Ger donner < IE base * (s)ten , loud rustling, deep noise > ON Thorr,THOR, Gr stenein, to moan, L tonare, to thunder] 1. the sound that follows a flash of… …   English World dictionary

  • Thunder — Thun der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Thundered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thundering}.] [AS. [thorn]unrian. See {Thunder}, n.] 1. To produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; often used impersonally; as, it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • thunder — [n] crashing sound barrage, blast, boom, booming, cannonade, clap, cracking, crash, crashing, detonation, discharge, drumfire, explosion, fulmination, outburst, peal, pealing, roar, rumble, rumbling, thunderbolt, thundercrack, uproar; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • Thunder — Thun der, v. t. To emit with noise and terror; to utter vehemently; to publish, as a threat or denunciation. [1913 Webster] Oracles severe Were daily thundered in our general s ear. Dryden. [1913 Webster] An archdeacon, as being a prelate, may… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Thunder — For other uses, see Thunder (disambiguation). Thunder is the sound made by lightning. Depending on the nature of the lightning and distance of the listener, thunder can range from a sharp, loud crack to a long, low rumble (brontide). The sudden… …   Wikipedia

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