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Thunder

Thunder

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noun


(1)   Street names for heroin
(2)   A deep prolonged loud noise
(3)   A booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

verb


(4)   Utter words loudly and forcefully
"`Get out of here,' he roared"
(5)   To make or produce a loud noise
"The river thundered below"
"The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle"
(6)   Move fast, noisily, and heavily
"The bus thundered down the road"
(7)   Be the case that thunder is being heard
"Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"
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Etymology


From , from < *├żen, from . Compare Persian (tondar).

Noun


  1. The sound caused by the discharge of atmospheric electrical charge.
    Thunder is preceded by lightning.
  2. A sound resembling thunder.
  3. A deep, rumbling noise.
    Off in the distance, he heard the thunder of hoofbeats, signalling a stampede.

Verb



  1. To make a noise like thunder.
  2. To talk with a loud, threatening voice.
    "Get back to work at once!", he thundered.
  3. To say (something) with a loud, threatening voice.