uproar 1520s, used by Tindale and later Coverdale as a loan-translation of Ger. Aufruhr or Du. oproer "tumult, riot," lit. "a stirring up," in German and Dutch bibles (Cf. Acts xxi:38), "outbreak of disorder, revolt, commotion," from Ger. auf (M.Du. op) "up" + ruhr (M.Du. roer) "a stirring, motion," related to O.E. hreran "to move, stir, shake." Meaning "noisy shouting" is first recorded 1540s, probably by mistaken association with unrelated roar. First record of uproarious is from 1819.

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  • Uproar — Up*roar , v. t. To throw into uproar or confusion. [Obs.] Uproar the universal peace. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uproar — Up roar, n. [D. oproer; akin to G. aufruhr, Dan. opr[ o]r, Sw. uppror; D. op up + roeren to stir; akin to AS. hr?ran to stir, hr?r stirring, active, G. r[ u]hren to stir, OHG. ruoren, Icel. hr[ae]ra, Dan. r[ o]re, Sw. r[ o]ra. Cf. {Rearmouse}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uproar — Up*roar , v. i. To make an uproar. [R.] Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uproar — index bluster (commotion), brawl, commotion, confusion (turmoil), disorder (lack of order) …   Law dictionary

  • uproar — *din, pandemonium, hullabaloo, babel, hubbub, clamor, racket Analogous words: strife, contention, dissension, *discord, conflict, variance: *confusion, disorder, chaos: fracas, *brawl, broil, melee …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • uproar — [n] commotion, pandemonium ado, babble, babel, bedlam, bickering, big scene*, brawl, broil*, bustle, chaos, clamor, clangor, clatter, confusion, din, disorder, flap*, fracas*, free for all*, furor, fuss, hassle, jangle, mayhem, melee, noise,… …   New thesaurus

  • uproar — ► NOUN 1) a loud and impassioned noise or disturbance. 2) a public expression of outrage. ORIGIN Dutch uproer, from op up + roer confusion , associated with ROAR(Cf. ↑roarer) …   English terms dictionary

  • uproar — [up′rôr΄] n. [Du oproer, a stirring up (akin to Ger aufruhr) < op, up + roeren, to stir (akin to OE hreran < IE base * k̑ere , to mix, stir up): form and sense infl. by ROAR] 1. violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud …   English World dictionary

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  • uproar — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, great, huge ▪ public ▪ a huge public uproar over taxation plans ▪ international ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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