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Definition of "storm" []

  • An atmospheric disturbance manifested in strong winds accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitation and often by thunder and lightning. (noun)
  • A wind with a speed from 64 to 73 miles (from 103 to 117 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale. Also called violent storm. (noun)
  • A heavy shower of objects, such as bullets or missiles. (noun)
  • A strong or violent outburst, as of emotion or excitement: a storm of tears. (noun)
  • A violent disturbance or upheaval, as in political, social, or domestic affairs: a storm of protest. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "storm" in a sentence
  • "He tries to avoid the term "storm chaser" but has come to accept the term as an inevitability."
  • "As I write this a huge rain storm is brewing above me."
  • "You hear a lot of warnings to get off of the lake or the golf course when a storm is approaching."