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 for Roaring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roar \Roar\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roared; p. pr. & vvb. n.
     Roaring.] [OE. roren, raren, AS. r[=a]rian; akin to G.
     r["o]hten, OHG. r[=e]r[=e]n. [root]112.]
     1. To cry with a full, loud, continued sound. Specifically:
        (a) To bellow, or utter a deep, loud cry, as a lion or
            other beast.
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                  Roaring bulls he would him make to tame.
                                                    --Spenser.
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        (b) To cry loudly, as in pain, distress, or anger.
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                  Sole on the barren sands, the suffering chief
                  Roared out for anguish, and indulged his grief.
                                                    --Dryden.
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                  He scorned to roar under the impressions of a
                  finite anger.                     --South.
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     2. To make a loud, confused sound, as winds, waves, passing
        vehicles, a crowd of persons when shouting together, or
        the like.
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              The brazen throat of war had ceased to roar.
                                                    --Milton.
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              How oft I crossed where carts and coaches roar.
                                                    --Gay.
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     3. To be boisterous; to be disorderly.
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              It was a mad, roaring time, full of extravagance.
                                                    --Bp. Burnet.
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     4. To laugh out loudly and continuously; as, the hearers
        roared at his jokes.
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     5. To make a loud noise in breathing, as horses having a
        certain disease. See Roaring, 2.
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     Roaring boy, a roaring, noisy fellow; -- name given, at the
        latter end Queen Elizabeth's reign, to the riotous fellows
        who raised disturbances in the street. "Two roaring boys
        of Rome, that made all split." --Beau. & Fl.
  
     Roaring forties (Naut.), a sailor's name for the stormy
        tract of ocean between 40[deg] and 50[deg] north latitude.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roaring \Roar"ing\, n.
     1. A loud, deep, prolonged sound, as of a large beast, or of
        a person in distress, anger, mirth, etc., or of a noisy
        congregation.
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     2. (Far.) An affection of the windpipe of a horse, causing a
        loud, peculiar noise in breathing under exertion; the
        making of the noise so caused. See Roar, v. i., 5.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  roaring
      adv 1: extremely; "roaring drunk"
      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, roaring, thriving]
      n 1: a deep prolonged loud noise [syn: boom, roar,
           roaring, 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,
         roaring, yowl]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "roaring":
     abandoned, amok, bellowing, berserk, blaring, booming, cannonading,
     carried away, delirious, demoniac, distracted, earsplitting,
     ecstatic, enraptured, feral, ferocious, fierce, frantic, frenzied,
     fulminating, furious, haggard, hog-wild, howling, hysterical,
     in a transport, in hysterics, intoxicated, mad, madding, maniac,
     orgasmic, orgiastic, pealing, piercing, possessed, prospering,
     prosperous, rabid, raging, ramping, ranting, raving, ravished,
     robust, rolling, rumbling, running mad, stentorian, stentorious,
     storming, thrifty, thriving, thundering, thunderlike, thunderous,
     thundery, tonitruant, tonitruous, transported, uncontrollable,
     violent, volleying, wild, wild-eyed, wild-looking
  
  

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