Roar

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<100
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Roar
Senses
  1. To cry with a full, loud, continued sound.
    1. To bellow, or utter a deep, loud cry, as a lion or other beast.
      " Roaring bulls he would him make to tame." [Spenser.]
    2. To cry loudly, as in pain, distress, or anger.
      "Sole on the barren sands, the suffering chief Roared out for anguish, and indulged his grief." [Dryden.]
      "He scorned to roar under the impressions of a finite anger." [South.]
  2. To make a loud, confused sound, as winds, waves, passing vehicles, a crowd of persons when shouting together, or the like."The brazen throat of war had ceased to roar." [Milton.]"How oft I crossed where carts and coaches roar." [Gay.]
  3. To be boisterous; to be disorderly."It was a mad, roaring time, full of extravagance." [Bp. Burnet.]
  4. To laugh out loudly and continuously; as, the hearers roared at his jokes.
  5. To make a loud noise in breathing, as horses having a certain disease. See Roaring, 2.

Etymology: OE. roren raren, AS. rārian; akin to G. röhten, OHG. r�r�n. √112

verb Roar
To cry aloud; to proclaim loudly.
noun Roar
The sound of roaring.The deep, loud cry of a wild beast; as, the roar of a lion.The cry of one in pain, distress, anger, or the like.A loud, continuous, and confused sound; as, the roar of a cannon, of the wind, or the waves; the roar of ocean.A boisterous outcry or shouting, as in mirth.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
  2. A deep prolonged loud noise
  3. The sound made by a lion
  4. Laugh unrestrainedly and heartily
  5. Utter words loudly and forcefully ("`Get out of here,' he roared")
  6. Make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles ("The water roared down the chute")
  7. Emit long loud cries
  8. Make a loud noise, as of animal
  9. Act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way ("desperadoes from the hills regularly roared in to take over the town")
Wiktionary

From Middle English roren, raren, from Old English rārian (“to roar; wail; lament”), from Proto-Germanic *rairijaną (“to bellow; roar”), from Proto-Indo-European *rey- (“to shout; bellow; yell; bark”), perhaps of imitative origin. Cognate with Scots rare, rair (“to roar”), Saterland Frisian roorje (“to roar”), German Low German raren, reren (“to roar; howl”), German röhren (“to 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 resounding noise.
    the of a motorbike
  5. A show of strength or character.

roar was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

Notable Persons Named Roar

Roar Strand is a soccer player for the Rosenborg BK, Molde FK, and Norway national football team. Roar was born on February 2nd, 1970 in Trondheim, Norway.

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Roar Ljøkelsøy is a skier. Roar was born on May 31st, 1976 in Orkdal, Norway.

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Roar was born on April 15th, 1954.

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Roar Hansen is an athlete for the Kvidinge IF. Roar was born on February 28th, 1966 in Stidsvig.

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Roar Johansen was a soccer player for the Fredrikstad FK and Norway national football team. Roar was born on July 8th, 1935 in Fredrikstad, Norway. He breathed his last breath on October 23rd, 2015.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roar U.S.
  White 79.81% 64.26%
  African American 11.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roar

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Fun Facts about the name Roar

  • How Popular is the name Roar? As a last name Roar was the 87,335th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Roar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Roar is Wednesday, November 6th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Roar? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Roar. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Roar: Your name in reverse order is Raor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Raro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 213 people with the last name Roar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Roar as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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