thunder

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English[уреди]

Etymology[уреди]

From Средњи Енглески thunder, thonder, thundre, thonre, thunnere, þunre, from Стари Енглески þunor (thunder), from Пра-Германски *þunraz, from Пра-Индо-Европски *(s)ten-, *(s)tenh₂- (to thunder). Compare astound, astonish, stun. Germanic cognates include Западни Фризијски tonger, Холандски donder, Немачки Donner, Old Norse Þórr (Енглески Thor), Дански torden. Other cognates include Персијски تندر(tondar), Латински tonō, detonō, Антички Грчки στένω (sténō), στενάζω (stenázō), στόνος (stónos), Στέντωρ (Sténtōr), Ирски torann, Велшки taran, Gaulish Taranis.

Pronunciation[уреди]

Noun[уреди]

thunder (countable and uncountable, plural thunders)

  1. The loud rumbling, cracking, or crashing sound caused by expansion of rapidly heated air around a lightning bolt.
    Thunder is preceded by lightning.
  2. A deep, rumbling noise resembling thunder.
    Off in the distance, he heard the thunder of hoofbeats, signalling a stampede.
  3. An alarming or startling threat or denunciation.
  4. (obsolete) The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt.
  5. (figuratively) The spotlight.
    Shortly after I announced my pregnancy, he stole my thunder with his news of landing his dream job.

Usage notes[уреди]

  • roll, clap, peal are some of the words used to count thunder e.g. A series of rolls/claps/peals of thunder were heard

Derived terms[уреди]

Translations[уреди]

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Verb[уреди]

thunder (third-person singular simple present thunders, present participle thundering, simple past and past participle thundered)

  1. To produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; often used impersonally.
    It thundered continuously.
  2. (intransitive) To make a noise like thunder.
    The train thundered along the tracks.
  3. (intransitive) To talk with a loud, threatening voice.
  4. (transitive) To say (something) with a loud, threatening voice.
    "Get back to work at once!", he thundered.
  5. To produce something with incredible power
    • 2011 јануар 19, Jonathan Stevenson, “Leeds 1 - 3 Arsenal”, in BBC[1]:
      Just as it appeared Arsenal had taken the sting out of the tie, Johnson produced a moment of outrageous quality, thundering a bullet of a left foot shot out of the blue and into the top left-hand corner of Wojciech Szczesny's net with the Pole grasping at thin air.

Derived terms[уреди]

  • (to say something with a loud, threatening voice): thunderer

Translations[уреди]

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Middle English[уреди]

Noun[уреди]

thunder

  1. Alternative form of thonder