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THUN'DER, n. [L. tonitru, from tono, to sound.]

1. The sound which follows an explosion of electricity or lightning; the report of a discharge of electrical fluid, that is, of its passage from one cloud to another, or from a cloud to the earth, or from the earth to a cloud. When this explosion is near to a person, the thunder is a rattling or clattering sound, and when distant, the sound is heavy and rumbling. The fact is in some degree the same with the report of a cannon. This sharpness or acuteness of the sound when near, and the rumbling murmur when distant, are the principal distinctions in thunder. [Thunder is not lightning, but the effect of it. See Johnson's dictionary_webster1828, under thunder.]

There were thunders and lightnings. Ex.19.

2. Thunder is used for lightning, or for a thunderbolt, either originally through ignorance, or by way of metaphor, or because the lightning and thunder are closely united.

The revenging gods

'Gainst parricides all the thunder bend.

3. Any loud noise; as the thunder of cannon.

Sons of thunder. Mark 3.

4. Denunciation published; as the thunders of the Vatican.

THUN'DER, v.i. To sound, rattle or roar, as an explosion of electricity.

Canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Job 40.

1. To make a loud noise, particularly a heavy sound of some continuance.

His dreadful voice no more

Would thunder in my ears.

2. To rattle, or give a heavy rattling sound.

And roll the thund'ring chariot o'er the ground.

THUN'DER, v.t. To emit with noise and terror.

Oracles severe

Were daily thunder'd in our gen'ral's ear.

1. To publish any denunciation or threat.

An archdeacon, as being a prelate, may thunder out an ecclesiastical censure.



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THUN'DER, n. [L. tonitru, from tono, to sound.]

1. The sound which follows an explosion of electricity or lightning; the report of a discharge of electrical fluid, that is, of its passage from one cloud to another, or from a cloud to the earth, or from the earth to a cloud. When this explosion is near to a person, the thunder is a rattling or clattering sound, and when distant, the sound is heavy and rumbling. The fact is in some degree the same with the report of a cannon. This sharpness or acuteness of the sound when near, and the rumbling murmur when distant, are the principal distinctions in thunder. [Thunder is not lightning, but the effect of it. See Johnson's dictionary_webster1828, under thunder.]

There were thunders and lightnings. Ex.19.

2. Thunder is used for lightning, or for a thunderbolt, either originally through ignorance, or by way of metaphor, or because the lightning and thunder are closely united.

The revenging gods

'Gainst parricides all the thunder bend.

3. Any loud noise; as the thunder of cannon.

Sons of thunder. Mark 3.

4. Denunciation published; as the thunders of the Vatican.

THUN'DER, v.i. To sound, rattle or roar, as an explosion of electricity.

Canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Job 40.

1. To make a loud noise, particularly a heavy sound of some continuance.

His dreadful voice no more

Would thunder in my ears.

2. To rattle, or give a heavy rattling sound.

And roll the thund'ring chariot o'er the ground.

THUN'DER, v.t. To emit with noise and terror.

Oracles severe

Were daily thunder'd in our gen'ral's ear.

1. To publish any denunciation or threat.

An archdeacon, as being a prelate, may thunder out an ecclesiastical censure.

THUN'DER, n. [Sax. thunder, thunor; G. donner; D. donder; Sw. dunder; Dan. dundren; L. tonitru, from tono, to sound; Fr. tonnerre; It. tuono; Pers. ثُنْدُرْ thondor or thundur.]

  1. The sound which follows an explosion of electricity or lightning; the report of a discharge of electrical fluid, that is, of its passage from one cloud to another, or from a cloud to the earth, or from the earth to a cloud. When this explosion is near to a person, the thunder is a rattling or clattering sound, and when distant, the sound is heavy and rumbling. The fact is in some degree the same with the report of a cannon. This sharpness or acuteness of the sound when near, and the rumbling murmur when distant, are the principal distinctions in thunder. [Thunder is not lightning, but the effect of it. See Johnson's Dictionary, under thunder.] There were thunders and lightnings. Exod. xix.
  2. Thunder is used for lightning, or for a thunderbolt, either originally through ignorance, or by way of metaphor, or because the lightning and thunder are closely united. The revenging gods / 'Gainst parricides all the thunder bend. Shak.
  3. Any loud noise; as, the thunder of cannon. Sons of thunder. Mark iii.
  4. Denunciation published; as, the thunders of the Vatican.

THUN'DER, v.i.

  1. To sound, rattle or roar, as an explosion of electricity. Canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Job xl.
  2. To make a loud noise, particularly a heavy sound of some continuance. His dreadful voice no more / Would thunder in my ears. Milton.
  3. To rattle, or give a heavy rattling sound. And roll the thund'ring chariot o'er the ground. J. Trumbull.

THUN'DER, v.t.

  1. To emit with noise and terror. Oracles severe / Were daily thunder'd in our gen'ral's ear. Dryden.
  2. To publish any denunciation or threat. An archdeacon, as being a prelate, may thunder out an ecclesiastical censure. Ayliffe.

Thun"der
  1. The sound which follows a flash of lightning; the report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity.
  2. To produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; -- often used impersonally; as, it thundered continuously.

    Canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Job xl. 9.

  3. To emit with noise and terror; to utter vehemently; to publish, as a threat or denunciation.

    Oracles severe
    Were daily thundered in our general's ear.
    Dryden.

    An archdeacon, as being a prelate, may thunder out an ecclesiastical censure. Ayliffe.

  4. The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt.

    [Obs.]

    The revenging gods
    'Gainst parricides did all their thunders bend.
    Shak.

  5. Fig.: To make a loud noise; esp. a heavy sound, of some continuance.

    His dreadful voice no more
    Would thunder in my ears.
    Milton.

  6. Any loud noise; as, the thunder of cannon.
  7. To utter violent denunciation.
  8. An alarming or statrling threat or denunciation.

    The thunders of the Vatican could no longer strike into the heart of princes. Prescott.

    Thunder pumper. (Zoöl.) (a) The croaker (Haploidontus grunniens). (b) The American bittern or stake-driver. -- Thunder rod, a lightning rod. [R.] -- Thunder snake. (Zoöl.) (a) The chicken, or milk, snake. (b) A small reddish ground snake (Carphophis, or Celuta, amœna) native to the Eastern United States; -- called also worm snake. -- Thunder tube, a fulgurite. See Fulgurite.

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Thunder

THUN'DER, noun [Latin tonitru, from tono, to sound.]

1. The sound which follows an explosion of electricity or lightning; the report of a discharge of electrical fluid, that is, of its passage from one cloud to another, or from a cloud to the earth, or from the earth to a cloud. When this explosion is near to a person, the thunder is a rattling or clattering sound, and when distant, the sound is heavy and rumbling. The fact is in some degree the same with the report of a cannon. This sharpness or acuteness of the sound when near, and the rumbling murmur when distant, are the principal distinctions in thunder [Thunder is not lightning, but the effect of it. See Johnson's Dictionary, under thunder ]

There were thunders and lightnings. Exodus 19:16.

2. thunder is used for lightning, or for a thunderbolt, either originally through ignorance, or by way of metaphor, or because the lightning and thunder are closely united.

The revenging gods

'Gainst parricides all the thunder bend.

3. Any loud noise; as the thunder of cannon.

Sons of thunder Mark 3:17.

4. Denunciation published; as the thunders of the Vatican.

THUN'DER, verb intransitive To sound, rattle or roar, as an explosion of electricity.

Canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Job 40:9.

1. To make a loud noise, particularly a heavy sound of some continuance.

His dreadful voice no more

Would thunder in my ears.

2. To rattle, or give a heavy rattling sound.

And roll the thund'ring chariot o'er the ground.

THUN'DER, verb transitive To emit with noise and terror.

Oracles severe

Were daily thunder'd in our gen'ral's ear.

1. To publish any denunciation or threat.

An archdeacon, as being a prelate, may thunder out an ecclesiastical censure.

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