bronto-, bront- (Greek: thunder).
A clap of thunder.
One of the Cyclopes in Greek mythology.
A device used to create the sound of thunder in a musical or dramatic performance; also called a tonitruone. It is usually a large, thin sheet of metal that reverberates when shaken.
A low, rumbling sound like distant thunder.
In geophysics, the short-lived rumbling sounds from the earth that can be heard in active seismic regions.
The record made by a brontometer or brontograph.
A recording brontometer; also, a chart of thunder phenomena recorded by that instrument.
A thunderstone or meteoric rock.
1. The scientific study of thunder and thunderstorms.
2. That part of meteorology that deals with thunderstorms.
Divination, fortune telling, by interpreting thunder or thunderstorms.
A device, or instrument, for measuring the intensity of thunder.
Someone who is fond of thunderstorms.
A fondness for thunder and thunderstorms.
A person who has an abnormal fear of thunder or thunderstorms.
1. The intense dread or fear of thunder and thunderstorms.
2. In psychiatry, fear of thunder; astraphobia. It is related in part to the dread of allegedly demonical phenomena of nature, akin to personalization of such phenomena by primitive man. It may also be related to the fear of real persons, and especially of the father or father figure.
1. Of or pertaining to a brontosaurus.
2. Sometimes it is used as a figure of speech to describe someone or something as antiquated; clumsy, or ineffectual.
This "thunder lizard" nomenclature is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Apatosaurus.
An extinct genus of ungulate mammals, having affinities to the elephant and also to the tapir.
An extinct suborder of large, rhinoceros-like mammals (Perissodactyla) that flourished during the Eocene and the Oligocene periods; limbs were short and massive, teeth primitive, skull long and low with small braincase. This order includes brontotheres and titanotheres.