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


  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.

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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  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rita Fernandez:

    He rides on a bus. He flew to Tacloban to visit the typhoon survivors despite the storm and he stops to talk to the poor. He's a living saint.

  2. Rita Fernandez:

    He's my No. 1 world leader, he rides on a bus. He flew to Tacloban to visit the typhoon survivors despite the storm and he stops to talk to the poor. He's a living saint.

  3. Michael Fallon:

    We will be stepping up the MOD's (Ministry of Defence) role in export promotion, the MOD will now lead on key strategic export campaigns, including Typhoon and complex weapons.

  4. Pilar Rangosajo:

    I am worried -- I am thinking of my children and my grandchildren. They are so young, that's why we're here, it's so hard for me because every typhoon damages our home. We don't have the money to fix it.

  5. Danny Pins:

    For me it was like coming full circle and I couldn't help but think of what it must have been like when my grandparents and mother arrived 76 years ago, my going to The Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan was very special. I was repaying a debt to the country that saved my family.

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