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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a tropical cyclone or hurricane of the W Pacific area and the China seas.

    Category: Meteorology

  2. a violent storm or tempest of India.

    Category: Meteorology

Origin of typhoon:

1690–1700; < dial. Chin (Guangdong) daaih-fùng (akin to Chin dàfēng great wind), altered by assoc. with Gk tȳphôn violent wind

Princeton's WordNet

  1. typhoon(noun)

    a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans


  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


  1. Typhoon

    Typhoon is a 2005 South Korean action film directed by Kwak Kyung-taek and starring Jang Dong-gun, Lee Jung-jae and Lee Mi-yeon.

Translations for typhoon

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a violent sea-storm occurring in the East

They were caught in a typhoon in the China seas.

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