thunder

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Такође погледајте: thundër

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Etymology

From Средњи Енглески thunder, thonder, thundre, thonre, thunnere, þunre, from Стари Енглески þunor (thunder), from Proto-West Germanic *þunr, from Proto-Germanic *þunraz, from Пра-Индо-Европски *(s)ten-, *(s)tenh₂- (to thunder).

Compare astound, astonish, stun. Germanic cognates include West Frisian tonger, Холандски donder, Немачки Donner, Old Norse Þórr (Енглески Thor), Дански torden, Norwegian Nynorsk tore. Other cognates include Ирански تندر(tondar), Латински tonō, detonō, Антички Грчки στένω (sténō), στενάζω (stenázō), στόνος (stónos), Στέντωρ (Sténtōr), Ирски torann, Велшки taran, Gaulish Taranis. Дублети of donner.

Pronunciation

Noun

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

  • 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

Translations

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See also

Descendants

  • Тагалог: tanda
  • Alemannic German: Thönder

Verb

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

  1. (impersonal) To produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity.
    It thundered continuously.
  2. (intransitive) To make a noise like thunder.
    The train thundered along the tracks.
  3. (ergative) To (make something) move very fast (with loud noise).
  4. (intransitive, 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.

Conjugation

Derived terms

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

Translations

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See also


Middle English

Noun

thunder

  1. Alternative form of thonder