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  1. storm, violent storm(noun)

    a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning

  2. storm, tempest(noun)

    a violent commotion or disturbance

    "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot"

  3. storm(verb)

    a direct and violent assault on a stronghold

  4. ramp, rage, storm(verb)

    behave violently, as if in state of a great anger

  5. storm, force(verb)

    take by force

    "Storm the fort"

  6. storm(verb)

    rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning

    "If it storms, we'll need shelter"

  7. storm(verb)

    blow hard

    "It was storming all night"

  8. storm, surprise(verb)

    attack by storm; attack suddenly

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. storm(Noun)

    Any disturbed state of the atmosphere, especially as affecting the earth's surface, and strongly implying destructive or unpleasant weather.

  2. storm(Noun)

    a wind scale for very strong wind, stronger than a gale, less than a hurricane (10 or higher on the Beaufort scale).

  3. storm(Noun)

    A violent assault on a stronghold or fortified position.

  4. storm(Verb)

    To move quickly and noisily like a storm, usually in a state of uproar or anger.

    She stormed out of the room.

  5. storm(Verb)

    To assault (a stronghold or fortification) with military forces.

    Troops stormed the complex.

  6. Origin: sturmaz, whence also Old High German sturm, Old Norse stormr

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Storm(noun)

    a violent disturbance of the atmosphere, attended by wind, rain, snow, hail, or thunder and lightning; hence, often, a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail, whether accompanied with wind or not

  2. Storm(noun)

    a violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; sedition, insurrection, or war; violent outbreak; clamor; tumult

  3. Storm(noun)

    a heavy shower or fall, any adverse outburst of tumultuous force; violence

  4. Storm(noun)

    a violent assault on a fortified place; a furious attempt of troops to enter and take a fortified place by scaling the walls, forcing the gates, or the like

  5. Storm(verb)

    to assault; to attack, and attempt to take, by scaling walls, forcing gates, breaches, or the like; as, to storm a fortified town

  6. Storm(verb)

    to raise a tempest

  7. Storm(verb)

    to blow with violence; also, to rain, hail, snow, or the like, usually in a violent manner, or with high wind; -- used impersonally; as, it storms

  8. Storm(verb)

    to rage; to be in a violent passion; to fume

  9. Origin: [Cf. AS. styrman.]

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  1. Storm

    A storm is any disturbed state of an astronomical body's atmosphere especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. It may be marked by strong wind, hail, thunder and/or lightning, heavy precipitation, heavy freezing rain, strong winds, or wind transporting some substance through the atmosphere as in a dust storm, blizzard, sandstorm, etc. Storms generally lead to negative impacts to lives and property such as storm surge, heavy rain or snow, lightning, wildfires, and vertical wind shear; however, systems with significant rainfall can alleviate drought in places they move through. Heavy snowfall can allow special recreational activities to take place which would not be possible otherwise, such as skiing and snowmobiling. The English word comes from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz meaning "noise, tumult".

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'STORM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4062

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'STORM' in Nouns Frequency: #1476


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