verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of storm
Synonyms for storm
Related Words for stormblast, downpour, blizzard, tornado, gust, hurricane, tempest, squall, gale, disturbance, cyclone, twister, precipitation, monsoon, snowstorm, bomb, burst, onslaught, violence, hail
Examples from the Web for storm
Contemporary Examples of storm
The fear that Pascal might weather the storm has Du Vernay, Oprah Winfrey, and other Hollywood elites pulling their punches.The Disaster Story That Hollywood Had Coming
December 17, 2014
Random House is also covering the legal fees of an innocent man called Barry who was caught up in the storm.The Right's Rape Trolls vs. Lena Dunham
December 10, 2014
Rather than storm the hospital, Tyreese says, the group should take a couple of cops hostage then set up a trade with Dawn.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale
November 24, 2014
Ann is only one of many “hurricane conspirators” who believe the storm has changed everything.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe
November 4, 2014
But minor offenders are caught in the storm as well, and can face hefty punishment.Chinese Getting Hooked on the Middle East's Favorite Drug
October 20, 2014
Historical Examples of storm
The storm which commenced so suddenly was one of great violence.Brave and Bold
In a few days John Lambert would return, and then the storm must break.
When the storm came, she was frightened, and said, 'It is a retribution.'
This act of aggression produced a storm of public indignation.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.
- a violent weather condition of strong winds, rain, hail, thunder, lightning, blowing sand, snow, etc
- (as modifier)storm signal; storm sail
- (in combination)stormproof
- to capture or overrun by a violent assault
- to overwhelm and enthral
Word Origin for storm
Old English storm, from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz (cf. Old Norse stormr, Old Saxon, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch storm, Old High German and German sturm). Old French estour "onset, tumult," Italian stormo are Germanic loan-words. Figurative (non-meteorological) sense was in late Old English.
Storm-door first recorded 1878; storm-water is from 1879; storm-window is attested from 1824. Storm surge attested from 1929.
of the wind, "to rage, be violent," c.1400, from storm (n.). Military sense (1640s) first used by Oliver Cromwell. Related: Stormed; storming.
see any port in a storm; kick up a fuss (storm); ride out (the storm); take by storm; weather the storm.