Definition of Storm

1. Noun. A violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning.

2. Verb. Behave violently, as if in state of a great anger. "Sam and Sue storm"
Exact synonyms: Rage, Ramp
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do
Derivative terms: Rage, Rage, Rampage, Rampant

3. Noun. A violent commotion or disturbance. ; "It was only a tempest in a teapot"
Exact synonyms: Tempest
Generic synonyms: Commotion, Disruption, Disturbance, Flutter, Hoo-ha, Hoo-hah, Hurly Burly, Kerfuffle, To-do
Derivative terms: Stormy, Tempestuous

4. Verb. Take by force. "They storm the hill"; "Storm the fort"
Exact synonyms: Force
Generic synonyms: Penetrate, Perforate
Derivative terms: Force

5. Noun. A direct and violent assault on a stronghold.
Generic synonyms: Assault

6. Verb. Rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning. "It was storming all day long "; "If it storms, we'll need shelter"
Entails: Rain, Rain Down

7. Verb. Blow hard. "It was storming all night"
Generic synonyms: Blow

8. Verb. Attack by storm; attack suddenly. "They storm the hill"
Exact synonyms: Surprise
Generic synonyms: Assail, Attack
Derivative terms: Surprise, Surpriser

Definition of Storm

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To assault; to attack, and attempt to take, by scaling walls, forcing gates, breaches, or the like; as, to storm a fortified town.

3. v. i. To raise a tempest.

Definition of Storm

1. Noun. Any disturbed state of the atmosphere, especially as affecting the earth's surface, and strongly implying destructive or unpleasant weather. ¹

2. Noun. (meteorology) a wind scale for very strong wind, stronger than a gale, less than a hurricane (10 or higher on the Beaufort scale). ¹

3. Noun. (military) A violent assault on a stronghold or fortified position. ¹

4. Verb. To move quickly and noisily like a storm, usually in a state of uproar or anger. ¹

5. Verb. To assault (a stronghold or fortification) with military forces. ¹

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Definition of Storm

1. to blow violently [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Storm

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Literary usage of Storm

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"ELECTRIC storm, a sudden and violent change in the normal magnetic currents of the earth, with oscillations of potential, interfering with the action of ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1874)
"The weather-maps which furnished the data for his examination exhibit storm-paths for 814 days. These he has carefully tabulated and classified. ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"He then retired to his THEODOR storm country home in Holstein; and some of his most ... storm led the most uneventful of lives: happy in his family and ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1888)
"On the 13th a storm scattered the fleet and did the ships terrible havoc. ... On 23 Aug. the fleet arrived safely off Cape Ortega!, but a storm there ..."

5. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana, Charles Welsh (1907)
"... with all sorts of winds and weather, and occasionally, as we were in the latitude of the West Indies, —a thunder storm. It was hurricane month, too, ..."

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