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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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.]

Freebase

  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Storm

    storm, n. a violent commotion of the atmosphere producing wind, rain, &c.: a tempest: a fall of snow, a prolonged frost: an outbreak of anger, or the like: violent agitation of society: commotion: tumult: calamity: (mil.) an assault.—v.i. to raise a tempest: to blow with violence: to be in a violent passion.—v.t. to attack by open force: to assault.—n. Storm′-ā′rea, the area covered by a storm.—adjs. Storm′-beat, -beat′en, beaten or injured by storms.—ns. Storm′-belt, a belt of maximum storm frequency; Storm′-bird, a petrel.—adj. Storm′bound, delayed by storms.—ns. Storm′-card, a sailors' chart showing from the direction of the wind the ship's position in relation to a storm-centre, and accordingly the proper course to be shaped; Storm′-cen′tre, the position of lowest pressure in a cyclonic storm; Storm′-cock, the fieldfare: the mistle-thrush; Storm′-cone, a cone of canvas stretched on a frame 3 feet high as a storm-signal; Storm′-door, an outer supplementary door to shelter the interior of a building; Storm′-drum, a canvas cylinder extended on a hoop 3 feet high by 3 feet wide, hoisted in conjunction with the cone as a storm-signal.—adj. Storm′ful, abounding with storms.—ns. Storm′fulness; Storm′-glass, a tube containing a solution of camphor, the amount of the precipitate varying with the weather; Storm′-house, a temporary shelter for men working on a railway, &c.; Storm′iness; Storm′ing-par′ty, the party of men who first enter the breach or scale the walls in storming a fortress.—adj. Storm′less, without storms.—ns. Storm′-sail, a sail of the strongest canvas, for stormy weather; Storm′-sig′nal, a signal displayed on seacoasts, &c., to intimate the approach of a storm by the cone and drum, or by flags and lanterns in the United States; Storm′-stay, a stay on which a storm-sail is set.—adjs. Storm′-stayed, hindered from proceeding by storms; Storm′-tossed, tossed about by storms: much agitated by conflicting passions.—ns. Storm′-wind, a wind that brings a storm, a hurricane; Storm′-win′dow, a window raised above the roof, slated above and at the sides.—adj. Storm′y, having many storms: agitated with furious winds: boisterous: violent: passionate. [A.S. storm; Ice. stormr; from root of stir.]

British National Corpus

  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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of STORM in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of STORM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeff Russell:

    It's a wicked storm.

  2. Kristen Campana:

    It's the not-so-perfect storm.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    A storm broke loose in my mind.

  4. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A rainbow is a storm's smile.

  5. Marcia Van Wagner:

    It has been kind of a perfect storm.

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