What does Hurricane mean?

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

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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)


  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

  2. Origin: [Sp. hurracan; orig. a Carib word signifying, a high wind.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hurricane

    hur′ri-kān, n. a storm with extreme violence and sudden changes of the wind: a social party, a rout—(Shak.) Hur′ricano.—Hurricane deck, a cross-deck about amidships, a bridge-deck or bridge: the upper light deck of a passenger-steamer. [Sp. huracan, from Caribbean.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hurricane in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hurricane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Body can’t contain the inside hurricane. (Corps ne peut contenir L'ouragan intérieur)

  2. Frank Marshall:

    It’s not a fun fact but we originally went to scout New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina, and then when the Hurricane hit [ in 2005 ] the studio wanted us to move and shoot somewhere else because the entire infrastructure of the city was pretty much destroyed.

  3. Brandon Kalloo Sanes:

    The U.S. Air Force is standing by and ready to assist with anything that comes up, the 920th Rescue Wing in particular has three HH-60 Pavehawk helicopters ready to go. Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina also have two HC-130s in Georgia that are capable of in-air refueling.

  4. John Green:

    But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating so I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was a drizzle and she was a hurricane.

  5. Rick Scott:

    Hurricane Irma is a major and life-threatening storm, and Florida must be prepared, i have continued to be briefed by the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Hurricane Irma and current forecast models have Florida in Irma’s path – potentially impacting millions of Floridians.

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