Meaning of STORM in English


I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German sturm ~, Old English styrian to stir Date: before 12th century 1. a disturbance of the atmosphere marked by wind and usually by rain, snow, hail, sleet, or thunder and lightning, a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail, c. wind having a speed of 64 to 72 miles (103 to 117 kilometers) per hour, whole gale , a serious disturbance of any element of nature, a disturbed or agitated state , a heavy discharge of objects (as missiles), a tumultuous outburst , 5. paroxysm 2, a sudden heavy influx or onset, a violent assault on a defended position, ~ window , II. verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to blow with violence, to rain, hail, snow, or sleet vigorously, to attack by ~ , to be in or to exhibit a violent passion ; rage , to rush about or move impetuously, violently, or angrily , transitive verb to attack, take, or win over by ~ , see: attack

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