noun, plural tor·na·does, tor·na·dos.
Origin of tornado
Related formstor·nad·ic [tawr-nad-ik, -ney-dik] /tɔrˈnæd ɪk, -ˈneɪ dɪk/, adjectivetor·na·do·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for tornadoes
We know that Oklahoma will have tornadoes when the cold jet stream meets the warm gulf air.The Fringe Factor: Rape Still Won't Get You Pregnant|Caitlin Dickson|June 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He meant that Oklahomans have gotten ever better at living with tornadoes.
Now there are many more people living in the areas where tornadoes go.The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne on the Devastating Oklahoma Tornado|Wayne Coyne|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Specialized storm shelters can be a costly, inefficient way to prepare for tornadoes, says David Cay Johnston.
The first thing to notice is that when we want to know if tornadoes are related to climate change, we turn to scientists.The Real Climate-Change Lesson from the Oklahoma Tornado|Andrew T. Guzman|May 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We can break it out when we like; but from all accounts the first burst of these tornadoes is terrible.The Queen's Cup|G. A. Henty
But no tornadoes fell in our way, nor anything else worth mentioning, not even a buccaneer or a pirate.The English in the West Indies|James Anthony Froude
These, in several instances, have partaken of the character of tornadoes.
Cyclones or hurricanes of this class, do not occur in our northern States; tornadoes, however, do in rare instances.
The two old ladies, unaccustomed in their quiet lives to tornadoes and volcanoes of any kind, are almost speechless with fright.Rossmoyne|Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for tornadoes
noun plural -does or -dos
Derived Formstornadic (tɔːˈnædɪk), adjectivetornado-like, adjective
Word Origin for tornado
Science definitions for tornadoes
Culture definitions for tornadoes
In meteorology, a storm in which high-speed winds move in a funnel-shaped pattern.