from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To breathe during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate.
- n. The act or an instance of snoring.
- n. The noise so produced.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To breathe during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate.
- n. The act of snoring, and the noise produced.
- n. An extremely boring person or event.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To breathe with a rough, hoarse, nasal voice in sleep.
- n. A harsh nasal noise made in sleep.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To breathe with a rough, hoarse noise in sleep; breathe noisily through the nose and open mouth while sleeping.
- To spend in snoring, or otherwise affect by snoring, the particular effect or influence being defined by a word or words following.
- n. A breathing with a harsh noise through the nose and mouth in sleep; especially, a single respiration of this kind. See snore, v. i.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the rattling noise produced when snoring
- n. the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
- v. breathe noisily during one's sleep
Middle English snoren, to snort, from fnoren, from Old English fnora, sneezing; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from Middle English snoren, akin to Middle Low German snorren 'to drone' (Wiktionary)