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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 thun·der /ˈθʌndɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thun·der v. i. [imp. & p. p. Thundered p. pr. & vb. n. Thundering.]
 1. 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.
 2. Fig.: To make a loud noise; esp. a heavy sound, of some continuance.
 His dreadful voice no more
 Would thunder in my ears.   --Milton.
 3. To utter violent denunciation.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thun·der n.
 1. The sound which follows a flash of lightning; the report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity.
 2. The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt. [Obs.]
 The revenging gods
 'Gainst parricides did all their thunders bend.   --Shak.
 3. Any loud noise; as, the thunder of cannon.
 4. An alarming or statrling threat or denunciation.
    The thunders of the Vatican could no longer strike into the heart of princes.   --Prescott.
 Thunder pumper. Zool. (a) The croaker (Haploidontus grunniens). (b) The American bittern or stake-driver.
 Thunder rod, a lightning rod. [R.]
 Thunder snake. Zool. (a) The chicken, or milk, snake. (b) A small reddish ground snake (Carphophis amoena syn. Celuta amoena) native to the Eastern United States; -- called also worm snake.
 Thunder tube, a fulgurite. See Fulgurite.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thun·der, v. t. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a deep prolonged loud noise [syn: boom, roar, roaring]
      2: a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along
         the path of a bolt of lightning
      3: street names for heroin [syn: big H, hell dust, nose
         drops, smack]
      v 1: move fast, noisily, and heavily; "The bus thundered down the
      2: utter words loudly and forcefully; "`Get out of here,' he
         roared" [syn: roar]
      3: be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it
         thunders, my dog crawls under the bed" [syn: boom]
      4: to make or produce a loud noise; "The river thundered
         below"; "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to
         full throttle"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    often referred to in Scripture (Job 40:9; Ps. 77:18; 104:7).
    James and John were called by our Lord "sons of thunder" (Mark
    3:17). In Job 39:19, instead of "thunder," as in the Authorized
    Version, the Revised Version translates (ra'amah) by "quivering
    main" (marg., "shaking"). Thunder accompanied the giving of the
    law at Sinai (Ex. 19:16). It was regarded as the voice of God
    (Job 37:2; Ps. 18:13; 81:7; comp. John 12:29). In answer to
    Samuel's prayer (1 Sam. 12:17, 18), God sent thunder, and "all
    the people greatly feared," for at such a season (the
    wheat-harvest) thunder and rain were almost unknown in