noun, plural tor·na·does, tor·na·dos.
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Origin of tornado
OTHER WORDS FROM tornadotor·nad·ic [tawr-nad-ik, -ney-dik], /tɔrˈnæd ɪk, -ˈneɪ dɪk/, adjectivetor·na·do·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for tornado
The tornado watch includes Charles, Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Baltimore counties and locations to the east, including the entire Delmarva Peninsula.
Any storms that develop run the risk of producing gusty winds and heavy rain, and a tornado is not out of the question.PM Update: Heavy rain overnight. Gusty showers and storms possible Monday afternoon.|Greg Porter|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
For me, I found that wandering in the woods alone with a sense of purpose was exactly the thing I needed to weather the fire tornado of anxiety the pandemic had produced.
Power outages are all too common when the weather gets extreme—blizzards, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, earthquakes, and far more can leave you in the dark for days or weeks.
A certain stretch of the Midwest known as Tornado Alley, which stretches from mid-Texas up to North Dakota, is plagued by a high frequency of tornadoes.
No wonder, to 123 quote again from Huneker, that “all sweeps along in tornadic passion.”How to Appreciate Music|Gustav Kobb
Tornadic force means anything more than one hundred miles an hour.
This eruption of Mt. Soufrire was accompanied by the same tornadic blast of glowing air.The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes|Edwin J. Houston
British Dictionary definitions for tornado
noun plural -does or -dos
Derived forms of tornadotornadic (tɔːˈnædɪk), adjectivetornado-like, adjective
Word Origin for tornado
Scientific definitions for tornado
Cultural definitions for tornado
In meteorology, a storm in which high-speed winds move in a funnel-shaped pattern.