noun The·o·dore Wold·sen , [ tey-aw-daw r vawlt-s uh n] /ˈteɪ ɔˌdɔr ˈvɔlt sən/ 1817–88, German poet and novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for t storm noun a violent weather condition of strong winds, rain, hail, thunder, lightning, blowing sand, snow, etc ( as modifier) storm signal; storm sail ( 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 reaction a 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 matter US equivalent: tempest in a teapot take by storm to capture or overrun by a violent assault 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 Forms stormlike, 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 n.
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. v.
of the wind, "to rage, be violent," c.1400, from
storm (n.). Military sense (1640s) first used by Oliver Cromwell. Related: Stormed; storming.
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n. An exacerbation of symptoms or a crisis in the course of a disease.
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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
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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