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 storming
The German Panzers fought with suicidal ferocity, storming the hill until it was rimmed with a bulwark of bodies.
Join the storming of the Damascus Gate and be sure to wear your most offensive t-shirt.
Storming the Street A man can be seen walking slowly through the street, yelling 'Allahu Akbar!'
Instead, he was part of a triumphant, storming crowd, come to hold accountable those they had long feared.
Coleman ends up shouting at everyone and storming off, but somehow remains the least annoying person on the set.
Magnus, storming furiously forward at that moment, was wounded in the wrist as he was boarding a hostile ship.Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)|Charles Morris
Wotan cannot but be obdurate; he pronounces sentence on Siegmund and goes off in a storming rage.Richard Wagner|John F. Runciman
There wasn't a track or a sign in the morning, and it went on storming for days, so even the police couldn't follow them up.The Heart of Unaga|Ridgwell Cullum
At the storming of St. Sebastian he was dangerously wounded.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2|Edgerton Ryerson
Owing to certain complication of circumstances your attempt at storming the tower and seeing lady must be carried out to-night.The City in the Clouds|C. Ranger Gull
- 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.