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Meaning of STORM

Pronunciation:  storm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a direct and violent assault on a stronghold
  2. [n]  a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightening
  3. [n]  a violent commotion or disturbance; "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot"
  4. [v]  attack by storm; attack suddenly
  5. [v]  take by force; "Storm the fort"
  6. [v]  behave violently, as if in a great rage
  7. [v]  blow hard; "It was storming all night"
  8. [v]  rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning; "If it storms, we'll need shelter"
 

STORM is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: force, rage, ramp, surprise, tempest, violent storm
 
 See Also: act, assail, assault, atmospheric phenomenon, attack, Beaufort scale, behave, blizzard, blow, commotion, disruption, disturbance, do, electric storm, electrical storm, firestorm, flutter, hailstorm, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, ice storm, kerfuffle, noreaster, northeaster, penetrate, perforate, rain, rain down, rainstorm, silver storm, snowstorm, stir, storm center, storm centre, thunderstorm, to-do, turmoil, wind scale, windstorm

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Storm\, n.
    
    {Anticyclonic storm} (Meteor.), a storm characterized by a
       central area of high atmospheric pressure, and having a
       system of winds blowing spirally outward in a direction
       contrary to that cyclonic storms. It is attended by low
       temperature, dry air, infrequent precipitation, and often
       by clear sky. Called also {high-area storm},
       {anticyclone}. When attended by high winds, snow, and
       freezing temperatures such storms have various local
       names, as {blizzard}, {wet norther}, {purga}, {buran},
       etc.
    
    {Cyclonic storm}. (Meteor.) A cyclone, or low-area storm. See
       {Cyclone}, above. Stovain \Sto"va*in\, n. Also -ine \-ine\
    . [Stove (a translation of the name of the discoverer,
    Fourneau + -in, -ine.] (Pharm.)
    A substance, {C14H22O2NCl}, the hydrochloride of an amino
    compound containing benzol, used, in solution with
    strychnine, as a local an[ae]sthetic, esp. by injection into
    the sheath of the spinal cord, producing an[ae]sthesia below
    the point of introduction.
    
    
  2. \Storm\, n. [AS. storm; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel.
    stormr; and perhaps to Gr. ? assault, onset, Skr. s? to flow,
    to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere to strew, prostrate (cf.
    {Stratum}). [root]166.]
    1. 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.
    
             We hear this fearful tempest sing, Yet seek no
             shelter to avoid the storm.           --Shak.
    
    2. A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political,
       or domestic commotion; sedition, insurrection, or war;
       violent outbreak; clamor; tumult.
    
             I will stir up in England some black storm. --Shak.
    
             Her sister Began to scold and raise up such a storm.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    3. A heavy shower or fall, any adverse outburst of tumultuous
       force; violence.
    
             A brave man struggling in the storms of fate.
                                                   --Pope.
    
    4. (Mil.) 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.
    
    Note: Storm is often used in the formation of self-explained
          compounds; as, storm-presaging, stormproof,
          storm-tossed, and the like.
    
    {Magnetic storm}. See under {Magnetic}.
    
    {Storm-and-stress period} [a translation of G. sturm und
       drang periode], a designation given to the literary
       agitation and revolutionary development in Germany under
       the lead of Goethe and Schiller in the latter part of the
       18th century.
    
    {Storm center} (Meteorol.), the center of the area covered by
       a storm, especially by a storm of large extent.
    
    {Storm door} (Arch.), an extra outside door to prevent the
       entrance of wind, cold, rain, etc.; -- usually removed in
       summer.
    
    
    
    {Storm path} (Meteorol.), the course over which a storm, or
       storm center, travels.
    
    {Storm petrel}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Stormy petrel}, under
       {Petrel}.
    
    {Storm sail} (Naut.), any one of a number of strong, heavy
       sails that are bent and set in stormy weather.
    
    {Storm scud}. See the Note under {Cloud}.
    
    Syn: Tempest; violence; agitation; calamity.
    
    Usage: {Storm}, {Tempest}. Storm is violent agitation, a
           commotion of the elements by wind, etc., but not
           necessarily implying the fall of anything from the
           clouds. Hence, to call a mere fall or rain without
           wind a storm is a departure from the true sense of the
           word. A tempest is a sudden and violent storm, such as
           those common on the coast of Italy, where the term
           originated, and is usually attended by a heavy rain,
           with lightning and thunder.
    
                 Storms beat, and rolls the main; O! beat those
                 storms, and roll the seas, in vain. --Pope.
    
                 What at first was called a gust, the same Hath
                 now a storm's, anon a tempest's name. --Donne.
    
    
  3. \Storm\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stormed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Storming}.] (Mil.)
    To assault; to attack, and attempt to take, by scaling walls,
    forcing gates, breaches, or the like; as, to storm a
    fortified town.
    
    
  4. \Storm\, v. i. [Cf. AS. styrman.]
    1. To raise a tempest. --Spenser.
    
    2. 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.
    
    3. To rage; to be in a violent passion; to fume.
    
             The master storms, the lady scolds.   --Swift.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a storm in your dream means overwhelming struggle, shock, devastating loss and catastrophe in your personal affairs. The storm also represents unexpressed fears or emotions, such as anger, rage, turmoil, etc. On a more positive note, the storm means the rising of spirit within. Dreaming that you take cover in a storm, foretells that whatever disturbance or problems is occurring in your life will quickly blow over. Consider also the phrase "weather the storm", which suggests your ability and strength to withstand whatever comes.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Intense or prolonged rain and/or wind.
 

 

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