What does storm mean?

Definitions for storm
stɔrmstorm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. storm, violent stormnoun

    a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning

  2. storm, tempestnoun

    a violent commotion or disturbance

    "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot"

  3. stormverb

    a direct and violent assault on a stronghold

  4. ramp, rage, stormverb

    behave violently, as if in state of a great anger

  5. storm, forceverb

    take by force

    "Storm the fort"

  6. stormverb

    rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning

    "If it storms, we'll need shelter"

  7. stormverb

    blow hard

    "It was storming all night"

  8. storm, surpriseverb

    attack by storm; attack suddenly

Wiktionary

  1. stormnoun

    Any disturbed state of the atmosphere, especially as affecting the earth's surface, and strongly implying destructive or unpleasant weather.

    Etymology: sturmaz, whence also Old High German sturm, Old Norse stormr

  2. stormnoun

    a wind scale for very strong wind, stronger than a gale, less than a hurricane (10 or higher on the Beaufort scale).

    Etymology: sturmaz, whence also Old High German sturm, Old Norse stormr

  3. stormnoun

    A violent assault on a stronghold or fortified position.

    Etymology: sturmaz, whence also Old High German sturm, Old Norse stormr

  4. stormverb

    To move quickly and noisily like a storm, usually in a state of uproar or anger.

    She stormed out of the room.

    Etymology: sturmaz, whence also Old High German sturm, Old Norse stormr

  5. stormverb

    To assault (a stronghold or fortification) with military forces.

    Troops stormed the complex.

    Etymology: sturmaz, whence also Old High German sturm, Old Norse stormr

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stormnoun

    a violent disturbance of the atmosphere, attended by wind, rain, snow, hail, or thunder and lightning; hence, often, a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail, whether accompanied with wind or not

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. styrman.]

  2. Stormnoun

    a violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; sedition, insurrection, or war; violent outbreak; clamor; tumult

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. styrman.]

  3. Stormnoun

    a heavy shower or fall, any adverse outburst of tumultuous force; violence

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. styrman.]

  4. Stormnoun

    a violent assault on a fortified place; a furious attempt of troops to enter and take a fortified place by scaling the walls, forcing the gates, or the like

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. styrman.]

  5. Stormverb

    to assault; to attack, and attempt to take, by scaling walls, forcing gates, breaches, or the like; as, to storm a fortified town

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. styrman.]

  6. Stormverb

    to raise a tempest

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. styrman.]

  7. Stormverb

    to blow with violence; also, to rain, hail, snow, or the like, usually in a violent manner, or with high wind; -- used impersonally; as, it storms

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. styrman.]

  8. Stormverb

    to rage; to be in a violent passion; to fume

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. styrman.]

Freebase

  1. Storm

    A storm is any disturbed state of an astronomical body's atmosphere especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. It may be marked by strong wind, hail, thunder and/or lightning, heavy precipitation, heavy freezing rain, strong winds, or wind transporting some substance through the atmosphere as in a dust storm, blizzard, sandstorm, etc. Storms generally lead to negative impacts to lives and property such as storm surge, heavy rain or snow, lightning, wildfires, and vertical wind shear; however, systems with significant rainfall can alleviate drought in places they move through. Heavy snowfall can allow special recreational activities to take place which would not be possible otherwise, such as skiing and snowmobiling. The English word comes from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz meaning "noise, tumult".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Storm

    storm, n. a violent commotion of the atmosphere producing wind, rain, &c.: a tempest: a fall of snow, a prolonged frost: an outbreak of anger, or the like: violent agitation of society: commotion: tumult: calamity: (mil.) an assault.—v.i. to raise a tempest: to blow with violence: to be in a violent passion.—v.t. to attack by open force: to assault.—n. Storm′-ā′rea, the area covered by a storm.—adjs. Storm′-beat, -beat′en, beaten or injured by storms.—ns. Storm′-belt, a belt of maximum storm frequency; Storm′-bird, a petrel.—adj. Storm′bound, delayed by storms.—ns. Storm′-card, a sailors' chart showing from the direction of the wind the ship's position in relation to a storm-centre, and accordingly the proper course to be shaped; Storm′-cen′tre, the position of lowest pressure in a cyclonic storm; Storm′-cock, the fieldfare: the mistle-thrush; Storm′-cone, a cone of canvas stretched on a frame 3 feet high as a storm-signal; Storm′-door, an outer supplementary door to shelter the interior of a building; Storm′-drum, a canvas cylinder extended on a hoop 3 feet high by 3 feet wide, hoisted in conjunction with the cone as a storm-signal.—adj. Storm′ful, abounding with storms.—ns. Storm′fulness; Storm′-glass, a tube containing a solution of camphor, the amount of the precipitate varying with the weather; Storm′-house, a temporary shelter for men working on a railway, &c.; Storm′iness; Storm′ing-par′ty, the party of men who first enter the breach or scale the walls in storming a fortress.—adj. Storm′less, without storms.—ns. Storm′-sail, a sail of the strongest canvas, for stormy weather; Storm′-sig′nal, a signal displayed on seacoasts, &c., to intimate the approach of a storm by the cone and drum, or by flags and lanterns in the United States; Storm′-stay, a stay on which a storm-sail is set.—adjs. Storm′-stayed, hindered from proceeding by storms; Storm′-tossed, tossed about by storms: much agitated by conflicting passions.—ns. Storm′-wind, a wind that brings a storm, a hurricane; Storm′-win′dow, a window raised above the roof, slated above and at the sides.—adj. Storm′y, having many storms: agitated with furious winds: boisterous: violent: passionate. [A.S. storm; Ice. stormr; from root of stir.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. storm

    A violent assault on a fortified place; a furious attempt of troops to enter and take a fortified place by scaling the walls, forcing the gates, and the like. Also, to assault; to attack and attempt to take by scaling the walls, forcing gates or breaches, and the like; as, to storm a fortified town.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'storm' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4062

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'storm' in Nouns Frequency: #1476

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of storm in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of storm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of storm in a Sentence

  1. RJ Intindola:

    Only love can turn the darkest storm into the brightest day.

  2. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory:

    Our goal with this potential winter storm ... is to be over-prepared and hopefully underwhelmed.

  3. Alex Leybovich:

    There was a moment of clarity - a calm in the eye of the storm, where the sun shined in, and the rain had ceased. But within moments, the calm subsided, and the world came crashing down.

  4. Francesca Knittel Bowyer:

    Mummy had the fragility of an orchid, the energy of a hummingbird, the tenacity of a hunter. She could change calm waters into a raging storm with a look and the lift of a finger, my heart is a hole without her, but that hole will definitely be filled with incredible memories, sweet, salty and funny. I want her memory to linger with those who knew her and be given to those who did not.

  5. Uri Geller:

    In my intelligence work I assisted with Operation Desert Storm, helped to locate secret tunnels in North Korea, and used my skills to erase crucial diplomatic discs on their way to Moscow.

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