Definition of Monsoon

1. Noun. A seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter.

Generic synonyms: Air Current, Current Of Air, Wind

2. Noun. Rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains.
Generic synonyms: Rainy Season

3. Noun. Any wind that changes direction with the seasons.

Definition of Monsoon

1. n. A wind blowing part of the year from one direction, alternating with a wind from the opposite direction; -- a term applied particularly to periodical winds of the Indian Ocean, which blow from the southwest from the latter part of May to the middle of September, and from the northeast from about the middle of October to the middle of December.

Definition of Monsoon

1. Noun. Any of a number of winds associated with regions where most rain falls during a particular season. ¹

2. Noun. Tropical rainy season when the rain lasts for several months with few interruptions. ¹

3. Noun. The rains themselves. ¹

4. Noun. Entire meteorological systems with such characteristics. ¹

5. Noun. (Arizona) An intense desert thunder storm ¹

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Definition of Monsoon

1. a seasonal wind [n -S]

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Literary usage of Monsoon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Popular Science Monthly (1878)
"It is popularly known лз the southwest monsoon, and if we include in it the ... The two overruling factors in the rainfall arc the southwest monsoon from ..."

2. Principles of Human Geography by Ellsworth Huntington, Sumner W. Cushing (1922)
"CHAPTER XV LIFE IN SUBTROPICAL AND monsoon REGIONS How East Coasts Differ from West Coasts in Latitudes 20° to 40°.—Nearly half the people of the earth live ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"Early in June ' the monsoon breaks,' and for three to four months the rains are frequent, heavy, and often continuous for several days. ..."

4. Physiography by Rollin D. Salisbury (1919)
"For most places in the northern hemisphere, the season when the monsoon type ... The Indian monsoon is a southwest wind, blowing from the Indian Ocean and ..."

5. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"When will the monsoon come? Even if the monsoon comes like that, don't be afraid! ... This assistant realized, 'Anyhow the monsoon will certainly come ..."

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