uproar

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n uproar loud confused noise from many sources
    • n uproar a state of commotion and noise and confusion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Uproar Great tumult; violent disturbance and noise; noisy confusion; bustle and clamor.In verse, sometimes accented on the second syllable "But the Jews which believed not, . . . set all the city on an uproar ."
    • v. i Uproar To make an uproar.
    • v. t Uproar To throw into uproar or confusion. "Uproar the universal peace."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uproar To stir up to tumult; throw into confusion; disturb.
    • uproar To make an uproar; cause a disturbance.
    • n uproar Great tumult; violent disturbance and noise; bustle and clamor; confusion; excitement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Uproar up′rōr noise and tumult: bustle and clamour
    • v.t Uproar (Shak.) to throw into uproar or confusion
    • v.i Uproar to make an uproar
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Quotations

  • John Keats
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    “There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. oproer,; akin to G. aufruhr, Dan. oprör, Sw. uppror,; D. op, up + roeren, to stir; akin to AS. hrran, to stir, hrr, stirring, active, G. rühren, to stir, OHG. ruoren, Icel. hræra, Dan. röre, Sw. röra,. Cf. Rearmouse

Usage

In literature:

But meanwhile we had heard a great uproar and shouting off to the left.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
The uproar was tremendous.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
Neither one of them takes to the uproar in the street.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods" by Jessie Graham Flower
I made that uproar to catch that big fellow.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
She set our classes in an uproar.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Madame Flamingo's house, as you may judge, is much out in its dignity, and in a general uproar.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
The uproar soon brought a shout out of the darkness.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
In the middle of the uproar Stefano the host looked up sharply, listening.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
By this time the Fields were in an uproar.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
In case of an uproar, they did not wish to be discovered too far from home.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
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In poetry:

The buccaneer! The buccaneer!
My boyhood dreams come true;
What wild uproar is this I hear
Across the waters blue?
"A Dream Of Romance" by Maurice Thompson
And when morning came, arose an uproar,
And the sailors' joyous shouts awoke us;
All was stirring, all was living, moving,
Bent on sailing with the first kind zephyr.
"The Sea-Voyage" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
All round the knoll, on days of quietest air,
Secrets are being told; and if the trees
Speak out — let them make uproar loud as drums —
'Tis secrets still, shouted instead of whisper'd.
"Ryton Firs" by Lascelles Abercrombie
Wild beasts to gloomy dens repace their way,
Where their couch'd young demand the slaughter'd prey.
Rooks, from their nodding nests, black-swarming fly,
And, in hoarse uproar, tell the fowler nigh.
"The Wanderer: A Vision: Canto IV" by Richard Savage
And now that the danger was so near at hand,
He was ready to put his men to the test, and them command;
And march to the rescue of his countrymen at Kalapore,
And try to quell the mutiny and barbarous uproar.
"The Hero of Kalapore" by William Topaz McGonagall
But—for he heard of Arthur newly crowned,
Though not without an uproar made by those
Who cried, `He is not Uther's son'—the King
Sent to him, saying, `Arise, and help us thou!
For here between the man and beast we die.'
"The Coming Of Arthur" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Oilers' brass visit to Seattle causes uproar in Edmonton .
AT&T expands availability of Apple's FaceTime app to more customers after uproar.
And I'm sure you've heard all the people who are in an uproar because of it.
Local leaders fear uproar at Newark council meeting will generate political aftershocks.
I am writing regarding the uproar over the recent naming of the merged institutions of Georgia Health Sciences University and Augusta State University.
NFL fans were in uproar earlier this week, when refereeing mistakes led to a last-minute touchdown by the Seattle Seahawks being awarded, giving the franchise a win over the Green Bay Packers.
An uproar is usually heard about single-issue voting.
Students and staff at Jones Elementary School in Gladstone were in an uproar Monday afternoon as Principal Kristina Hansen fulfilled a promise to kiss a pig.
FacebookRockstar Energy Uproar Festival will be making it's way back near us again for the 2012 tour.
Getting a lot of calls and texts as to who will be where Friday for the Uproar tour.
Forest Uproar Forest Wildcat Storm Cat.
We scored tickets to see Uproar Fest in Houston THIS Monday, September 5th courtesy of Live Nation.
The Rockstar Uproar Festival has been announced with a killer lineup.
Uproar Festival tickets go on sale Saturday.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival and tour headliners Avenged Sevenfold are working with The Rock 106.9 WCCC to raise funds in remembrance of the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
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