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


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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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. typhoon

    The Chinese word for a great wind, applied to hurricanes or cyclones. They are revolving storms of immense force, occurring most frequently in those parts of the world which are subject to monsoons, and take place at those seasons when the monsoons are changing. They seem to be eddies formed by the meeting of opposing currents of air--for instance, the westerly winds near the equator and the easterly winds of higher latitudes--which accounts for the important fact that these storms revolve in opposite directions in the two hemispheres--in the southern with, in the northern against, the hands of a watch; but the circular tendency in both supports the name of cyclone.

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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

Examples of Typhoon in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Pama:

    So far, we have not received any report of typhoon-related casualties.

  2. Francis Tusa:

    The Gripen E ensures that Gripen as a brand keeps going against the Rafale, Typhoon and F-35.

  3. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    The typhoon could cause power outages, damage to infrastructure, and significantly affect peoples lives.

  4. 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.

  5. Chief Executive Ian King:

    We are confident of future Typhoon export success and we have not changed our planning assumptions on the number of aircraft we expect to sell.

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