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. 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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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