Definitions for Hurricaneˈhɜr ɪˌkeɪn, ˈhʌr-; esp. Brit. -kən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hur•ri•caneˈhɜr ɪˌkeɪn, ˈhʌr-; esp. Brit. -kən(n.)

  1. a violent, tropical, cyclonic storm, esp. of the W North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 74 mph (33 m/sec).

    Category: Meteorology

  2. anything suggesting a violent storm.

Origin of hurricane:

1545–55; < Sp huracán < Taino hurakán

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hurricane(noun)

    a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hurricane(noun)ˈhɜr ɪˌkeɪn, ˈhʌr-; esp. Brit. -kən

    a large destructive storm that forms over the ocean

    the hurricane's winds and rain; Hurricane Katrina


  1. Hurricane(ProperNoun)

    A British fighter aircraft used during World War II, especially during the Battle of Britain

  2. Hurricane(ProperNoun)

    A town in West Virginia, United States, population 5,968 (2005 census estimate)

  3. Hurricane(ProperNoun)

    A town in Utah, United States, population 9,748 (2004 Census estimate)

  4. Origin: From huracán, ultimately from the name of the storm god Juracán whom the Taínos believed dwelled on El Yunque mountain and, when he was upset, sent the strong winds and rain upon them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hurricane(noun)

    a violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively


  1. Hurricane

    Hurricane is a 1980s heavy metal band originally featuring current Foreigner lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, Robert Sarzo, Tony Cavazo, and Jay Schellen. Cavazo and Sarzo are the younger brothers of Quiet Riot's Carlos Cavazo and Rudy Sarzo. Hurricane released four albums: Take What You Want, Over the Edge, Slave to the Thrill, and Liquifury. Over the Edge was their most successful album featuring their only top 40 hit, "I'm on to You" in 1988.

Anagrams of Hurricane

  1. raunchier

Translations for Hurricane

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a violent storm with winds blowing at over 120 kilometres per hour.

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