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
Words nearby tornado
Example sentences from the Web for tornado
At the time, sirens were not yet standard in tornado country.
About 9:30 p.m. on Palm Sunday in 1965, a tornado struck Toledo, Ohio.
The classic film that opens with a tornado sweeping through a Kansas farm made its debut 75 years ago in 1939.
Fallin has received high marks for her leadership after a tornado devastated the town of Moore.The Democrats’ Great Plains Firewall: Can Joe Dorman Take the Oklahoma Statehouse?|David Freedlander|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the town of Moore was no longer known just for the tornado that devastated it a year ago.The Muslim Convert Behind America’s First Workplace Beheading|Michael Daly|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Disaster by tornado is not so easy to avoid as disaster by flood.
I had not gone far before I heard behind me a great rushing noise, like the sudden sweep of a tornado, and then a following roar.The Memoirs of an American Citizen|Robert Herrick
The Roebuck would scarcely have ridden out a tornado like this, especially after having been laid on her ribs.Captain Kyd, Vol. II|Joseph Holt Ingraham
Tom turned momentarily to watch the approach of the tornado.Helen in the Editor's Chair|Ruthe S. Wheeler
The French bag betrays him; kindles the paternal vigilance,—alas, the paternal wrath, into a tornado pitch.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VI. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
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.