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Definitions of storm

  1. behave violently, as if in a great rage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning; "If it storms, we'll need shelter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a direct and violent assault on a stronghold Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightening Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a violent commotion or disturbance; "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. attack by storm; attack suddenly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. take by force; "Storm the fort" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. blow hard; "It was storming all night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. behave violently, as if in state of a great anger Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. Stormy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; sedition, insurrection, or war; violent outbreak; clamor; tumult. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A heavy shower or fall, any adverse outburst of tumultuous force; violence. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To assault; to attack, and attempt to take, by scaling walls, forcing gates, breaches, or the like; as, to storm a fortified town. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To raise a tempest. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To rage; to be in a violent passion; to fume. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. A violent disturbance of the atmosphere, often with a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail; an outburst of passion or excitement; a violent commotion; violent assault on a fortified place. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To attack with violence or open force; as, to storm a fort. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To blow violently, or to rain, hail, snow, etc.; to rage boisterously. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. A stir or violent commotion of the air producing wind, rain, etc.: a tempest: violent agitation of society: commotion: tumult: calamity: (mil.) an assault. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. To raise a tempest: to blow with violence: to be in a violent passion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To attack by open force: to assault. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. To attack forcibly; assault. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To raise a tempest; be in a rage; use violent language. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. Violent commotion of the atmosphere; tempest; any violent disturbance; passion; an assault. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To take, or attempt to take, by storm. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To take place, as a storm. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. To give vent boisterously to passion; move noisily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A disturbance of the atmosphere, commonly accompanied by rain, hail, or snow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A violent commotion of any sort. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A violent and rapid assault on a fortified place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A violent commotion in the atmosphere, generally widespread and destructive; a tempest; a violent assault on a fortified place; violent civil commotion; insurrection; clamour; tumult; distress; violence; tumultuous force. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To assault; to attack by open force. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To raise a tempest; to blow with violence; to rage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. A violent outburst of one or more of the elements wind, rain, snow, thunder and lightning; any violent commotion; tumultuous force; a tumult; a violent and determined assault on a fortified place. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. To attack, or attempt to take, by open force; to blow with violence; to rage; to be loudly angry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. broadcast storm foldoc_fs
  40. 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. dictgcide_fs
  41. 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'-[=A]'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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. Violent disturbance of the atmosphere with thunder, strong wind, or heavy rain or snow or hail, a tempest, (cyclonic s.; thunder, rain, snow, wind, -s.); violent disturbance of the established order in human affairs, tumult, agitation, war, invasion, dispute, &c. (s. & stress, period of fermenting ideas& unrest in person\'s or nation\'s life); vehement shower of missiles or outbreak of hisses, applause, indignation, &c.; direct assault by infantry on fortified place, capture of place by such assault, (take by storm, of such capture, & transf. of captivating audience or person rapidly); s.-beaten, battered by lit. or fig. ss.; s.-bird, stormy petrel; s.-bound, prevented from leaving post or continuing voyage by ss.; s.-card, chart assisting navigator of ship in s. to conjecture position of s.-centre& so to direct course; s.-centre, point to which wind blows spirally inward in cyclonic storm, (fig.) subject &c. upon which agitation or disturbance is concentrated; s.-cloud, heavy rain-cloud, state of affairs that threatens disturbances; s.-cock, kinds of bird, esp. missel-thrush, fieldfare, or green woodpecker; s.-cone, tarred-canvas cone hoisted as warning of high wind, upright for north& inverted for south; s.-door, additional outer door for protection in bad weather or winter; s.-drum, cylinder added to s.-cone for expected s. of great violence; s.-finch, stormy petrel; s.-glass, sealed tube containing a solution of which the clarity is affected by temperature formerly regarded as efficient weather-glass; s.-petrel, stormy petrel; s.-sail, of smaller size& stouter canvas than the corresponding one used in ordinary weather; s.-signal, s.-cone, s.-drum, or other device for warning of an approaching s.; s.-tossed, lit. & fig.; s.-wind; s.-window, as s.-door; s.-zone, s.-belt; hence stormless, stormproof, aa. (Vb): (of wind, rain, &c.) rage, be violent; talk violently, rage, bluster, fume, scold (intr.), (often at object of displeasure); take by s. (storming-party, detachment told off to begin assault; so stormer n.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. n. [Anglo-Saxon German] A violent disturbance of the atmosphere producing wind, rain, snow, hail, or thunder and lightning ; a fall of rain or snow ;-a violent gale ; a tempest ;-vehemence; violence ; -affliction; calamity; distress;-tumult ; sedition ; clamour ; disturbance of the peace ;-a civil, political, or domestic commotion ; - a violent assault on a fortified place. Cabinet Dictionary

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