storm

[ stawrm ]
/ stɔrm /
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noun

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. storiform,
  2. stork,
  3. stork parking,
  4. stork's-bill,
  5. storksbill,
  6. storm and stress,
  7. storm belt,
  8. storm boat,
  9. storm cell,
  10. storm cellar

Idioms

    storm in a teacup. teacup(def 3).

Origin of storm

before 900; (noun) Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch storm, German Sturm, Old Norse stormr; (v.) Middle English stormen, derivative of the noun (compare obsolete sturme, Middle English sturmen, Old English styrman, denominative v. from the same Germanic base as storm); akin to stir1

Related formsstorm·like, adjectiveout·storm, verb (used with object)un·stormed, adjective

Storm

[ shtohrm ]
/ ʃtoʊrm /

noun

The·o·dore Wold·sen [tey-aw-dawr vawlt-suh n] /ˈteɪ ɔˌdɔr ˈvɔlt sən/, 1817–88, German poet and novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for storm

storm

/ (stɔːm) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsstormlike, adjective

Word Origin for storm

Old English, related to Old Norse stormr, German Sturm; see stir 1

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Word Origin and History for storm
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Medicine definitions for storm

storm

[ stôrm ]

n.

An exacerbation of symptoms or a crisis in the course of a disease.

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Science definitions for storm

storm

[ stôrm ]

A low-pressure atmospheric disturbance resulting in strong winds accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitation and often by thunder and lightning.
A wind with a speed from 103 to 117 km (64 to 73 mi) per hour, rating 11 on the Beaufort scale.
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Idioms and Phrases with storm

storm

see any port in a storm; kick up a fuss (storm); ride out (the storm); take by storm; weather the storm.

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