Definition of Typhoon

1. Noun. A tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans.

Generic synonyms: Cyclone



Definition of Typhoon

1. n. A violent whirlwind; specifically, a violent whirlwind occurring in the Chinese seas.

Definition of Typhoon

1. Noun. A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane, which results in wind speeds of 64 knots (118km/h) or above. Equivalent to a cyclone in the Indian Ocean and Indonesia/Australia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Typhoon

1. a tropical hurricane [n -S] : TYPHONIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Typhoon

typhoid fever
typhoid pleurisy
typhoid pneumonia
typhoid septicaemia
typhoid vaccine
typhoidal
typhoidin
typhoidins
typhoids
typholysin
typhomalarial
typhomania
typhon
typhonic
typhons
typhoon (current term)
typhoon fifth
typhoon fifths
typhoonlike
typhoons
typhos
typhose
typhosepsis
typhotoxin
typhotoxins
typhous
typhus
typhus fever
typhus mitior
typhus vaccine

Literary usage of Typhoon

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

1. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1857)
"On September 23d, preceding this typhoon, we were in the China Sea, in latitude 21° 44' ... At the Bonin Islands, on October 28th, 1854, we had a typhoon. ..."

2. Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad (1911)
"THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS, typhoon and Other Stories Conrad's first sea novel, together with 'typhoon', Talk', 'Amy Foster", and 'Tomorrow'. ..."

3. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior Including by Isabella Lucy Bird (1888)
"Pleasant Prospects—A Miserable Disappointment—Caught in a typhoon—A Dense ... The typhoon was succeeded by a dense fog, so that our fifty-hour passage ..."

4. Report of the Philippine Commission, to the President [January 31, 1900 (1901)
"out nf the division "typhoon somewhat distant" and enter that of "typhoon in ... If, before the needle enters the space "typhoon in the locality," the winds ..."

5. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament (1906)
"CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.) : Will MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON: I think Haulbowline is included, but I am not positive at this moment. The Hong Kong typhoon. MB. ..."

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