What does typhoon mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. typhoon(noun)

    a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans

Wiktionary

  1. typhoon(Noun)

    A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane, which results in wind speeds of 64 knots (118km/h) or above. Equivalent to a cyclone in the Indian Ocean and Indonesia/Australia.

  2. Origin: Probably ultimately of origin, 大风, 大風, via طوفان, तूफ़ान, and توفان. Given the location of typhoons as a Pacific Ocean phenomena, it is more likely it began east and moved west. Τυφῶν is unrelated but has secondarily contaminated the word.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Typhoon(noun)

    a violent whirlwind; specifically, a violent whirlwind occurring in the Chinese seas

Freebase

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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Typhoon

    tī-fōōn′, n. a violent hurricane which occurs in the Chinese seas.—adj. Typhon′ic. [Port. tufão—Ar., Pers., Hind. tūfān, a hurricane, perh. traceable to Gr. typhōn, whence obs. Eng. typhon, a whirlwind. The Chinese t'ai fung, a great wind, pao fung, fierce wind, are prob. independent.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of typhoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of typhoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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