What does hurricane mean?

Definitions for hurricane
ˈhɜr ɪˌkeɪn, ˈhʌr-; esp. Brit. -kənhur·ri·cane

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hurricane(noun)

    a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)

Wiktionary

  1. Hurricane(ProperNoun)

    A British fighter aircraft used during World War II, especially during the Battle of Britain

  2. Hurricane(ProperNoun)

    A town in West Virginia, United States, population 5,968 (2005 census estimate)

  3. Hurricane(ProperNoun)

    A town in Utah, United States, population 9,748 (2004 Census estimate)

  4. Origin: From huracán, ultimately from the name of the storm god Juracán whom the Taínos believed dwelled on El Yunque mountain and, when he was upset, sent the strong winds and rain upon them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hurricane(noun)

    a violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively

  2. Origin: [Sp. hurracan; orig. a Carib word signifying, a high wind.]

Freebase

  1. Hurricane

    Hurricane is a 1980s heavy metal band originally featuring current Foreigner lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, Robert Sarzo, Tony Cavazo, and Jay Schellen. Cavazo and Sarzo are the younger brothers of Quiet Riot's Carlos Cavazo and Rudy Sarzo. Hurricane released four albums: Take What You Want, Over the Edge, Slave to the Thrill, and Liquifury. Over the Edge was their most successful album featuring their only top 40 hit, "I'm on to You" in 1988.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hurricane

    hur′ri-kān, n. a storm with extreme violence and sudden changes of the wind: a social party, a rout—(Shak.) Hur′ricano.—Hurricane deck, a cross-deck about amidships, a bridge-deck or bridge: the upper light deck of a passenger-steamer. [Sp. huracan, from Caribbean.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hurricane

    See TYPHOON.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Hurricane

    From the West Indian urican, “a violent wind.” The word was introduced to Europe by seamen, and so became incorporated in various languages.

How to pronounce hurricane?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say hurricane in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurricane in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurricane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hurricane in a Sentence

  1. Larry Hogan:

    The time to hope Hurricane Florence away is gone.

  2. Derek Van Dam:

    That is equivalent to a weak category 4 hurricane.

  3. Brock Long:

    Unfortunately, this is a hurricane of the worst kind.

  4. Brock Long:

    We do not want to see Hurricane Isaac hit Puerto Rico.

  5. Florida Governor Rick Scott:

    Just like a hurricane, we have to ensure Florida is safe.

Images & Illustrations of hurricane

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