Storm

[shtohrm]

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 t storm

storm

noun

  1. a violent weather condition of strong winds, rain, hail, thunder, lightning, blowing sand, snow, etc
  2. (as modifier)storm signal; storm sail
  3. (in combination)stormproof
meteorol a violent gale of force 10 on the Beaufort scale reaching speeds of 55 to 63 mph
a strong or violent reactiona storm of protest
a direct assault on a stronghold
a heavy discharge or rain, as of bullets or missiles
storm in a teacup British a violent fuss or disturbance over a trivial matterUS equivalent: tempest in a teapot
take by storm
  1. to capture or overrun by a violent assault
  2. to overwhelm and enthral

verb

to attack or capture (something) suddenly and violently
(intr) to be vociferously angry
(intr) to move or rush violently or angrily
(intr; with it as subject) to rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning
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 t storm
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Medicine definitions for t storm

storm

[stôrm]

n.

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

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Science definitions for t 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 t 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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