verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- stork parking,
- storm and stress,
- storm belt,
- storm boat,
- storm cell,
- storm cellar
Origin of storm
Examples from the Web for storm
The fear that Pascal might weather the storm has Du Vernay, Oprah Winfrey, and other Hollywood elites pulling their punches.
Random House is also covering the legal fees of an innocent man called Barry who was caught up in the storm.
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|Melissa Leon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Tom LeClair|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Brendon Hong|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now that the storm was over, it was a pure and innocent happiness to be with him.The White Sister|F. Marion Crawford
They may be gathering to cross the river and storm the fort.'Beyond the Black River|Robert E. Howard
We were just about drowned and stunned, and when we came to ourselves it was because the storm had passed over.Bunyip Land|George Manville Fenn
On the contrary, it is almost directly favourable, but the question is whether they would venture out at all in such a storm.A Canadian Heroine, Volume 2|Mrs. Harry Coghill
I have often thought of you with anxiety, and wished to know how you weathered the storm, and into what port you had retired.
- 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.