Search Result for "storm":
1. a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning;
[syn: storm, violent storm]
2. a violent commotion or disturbance;
- Example: "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"
- Example: "it was only a tempest in a teapot"
[syn: storm, tempest]
3. a direct and violent assault on a stronghold;
1. behave violently, as if in state of a great anger;
[syn: ramp, rage, storm]
2. take by force;
- Example: "Storm the fort"
[syn: storm, force]
3. rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning;
- Example: "If it storms, we'll need shelter"
4. blow hard;
- Example: "It was storming all night"
5. attack by storm; attack suddenly;
[syn: storm, surprise]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Storm \Storm\, n. [AS. storm; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel. stormr; and perhaps to Gr. ? assault, onset, Skr. s? to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere to strew, prostrate (cf. Stratum). [root]166.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] We hear this fearful tempest sing, Yet seek no shelter to avoid the storm. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; sedition, insurrection, or war; violent outbreak; clamor; tumult. [1913 Webster] I will stir up in England some black storm. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Her sister Began to scold and raise up such a storm. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A heavy shower or fall, any adverse outburst of tumultuous force; violence. [1913 Webster] A brave man struggling in the storms of fate. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mil.) 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. [1913 Webster] Note: Storm is often used in the formation of self-explained compounds; as, storm-presaging, stormproof, storm-tossed, and the like. [1913 Webster] Anticyclonic storm (Meteor.), a storm characterized by a central area of high atmospheric pressure, and having a system of winds blowing spirally outward in a direction contrary to that cyclonic storms. It is attended by low temperature, dry air, infrequent precipitation, and often by clear sky. Called also high-area storm, anticyclone. When attended by high winds, snow, and freezing temperatures such storms have various local names, as blizzard, wet norther, purga, buran, etc. Cyclonic storm. (Meteor.) A cyclone, or low-area storm. See Cyclone, above. Magnetic storm. See under Magnetic. Storm-and-stress period [a translation of G. sturm und drang periode], a designation given to the literary agitation and revolutionary development in Germany under the lead of Goethe and Schiller in the latter part of the 18th century. Storm center (Meteorol.), the center of the area covered by a storm, especially by a storm of large extent. Storm door (Arch.), an extra outside door to prevent the entrance of wind, cold, rain, etc.; -- usually removed in summer. Storm path (Meteorol.), the course over which a storm, or storm center, travels. Storm petrel. (Zool.) See Stormy petrel, under Petrel. Storm sail (Naut.), any one of a number of strong, heavy sails that are bent and set in stormy weather. Storm scud. See the Note under Cloud. [1913 Webster] Syn: Tempest; violence; agitation; calamity. Usage: Storm, Tempest. Storm is violent agitation, a commotion of the elements by wind, etc., but not necessarily implying the fall of anything from the clouds. Hence, to call a mere fall or rain without wind a storm is a departure from the true sense of the word. A tempest is a sudden and violent storm, such as those common on the coast of Italy, where the term originated, and is usually attended by a heavy rain, with lightning and thunder. [1913 Webster] Storms beat, and rolls the main; O! beat those storms, and roll the seas, in vain. --Pope. [1913 Webster] What at first was called a gust, the same Hath now a storm's, anon a tempest's name. --Donne. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Storm \Storm\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stormed; p. pr. & vb. n. Storming.] (Mil.) To assault; to attack, and attempt to take, by scaling walls, forcing gates, breaches, or the like; as, to storm a fortified town. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Storm \Storm\, v. i. [Cf. AS. styrman.] 1. To raise a tempest. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] 3. To rage; to be in a violent passion; to fume. [1913 Webster] The master storms, the lady scolds. --Swift. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
storm n 1: a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning [syn: storm, violent storm] 2: a violent commotion or disturbance; "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot" [syn: storm, tempest] 3: a direct and violent assault on a stronghold v 1: behave violently, as if in state of a great anger [syn: ramp, rage, storm] 2: take by force; "Storm the fort" [syn: storm, force] 3: rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning; "If it storms, we'll need shelter" 4: blow hard; "It was storming all night" 5: attack by storm; attack suddenly [syn: storm, surprise]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
278 Moby Thesaurus words for "storm": access, agitation, assail, assault, attack, ball the jack, barbarize, barrage, barrel, batter, be angry, be excitable, be livid, be pissed, bellow, beset, besiege, black squall, blast, blaze, blaze of temper, blitz, blitzkrieg, blizzard, blow, blow a gasket, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow over, blow up, blowup, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, board, boil, bombard, boom, bounce, bowl along, brag, breeze, breeze along, breeze up, brew, broadside, browned off, brush, brutalize, bully, burn, burst, bustle, butcher, cannonade, carry on, catch fire, catch the infection, chafe, clamor, clatter, clip, cloudburst, come apart, come up, commotion, convulsion, cut along, cyclone, deluge, destroy, dirty weather, disorder, disturbance, downpour, drumfire, equinoctial, eruption, escalade, excite easily, explode, explosion, fall, fire up, fire upon, fit, flame up, flare up, flare-up, flash up, fleet, flip, flit, fly, fly low, foot, foray, foul weather, freshen, fret, fume, fusillade, gale, gasconade, gather, get excited, go fast, go into hysterics, go on, gust, hail, half a gale, hammer, harmattan, hassle, have a conniption, have a tantrum, heavy blow, hector, high words, highball, hit the ceiling, howl, hubbub, huff, hurly-burly, hurricane, ill wind, inroad, intimidate, inundate, invade, irruption, khamsin, lay siege to, lay waste, line squall, line storm, loot, make a raid, make an inroad, make knots, maul, mistral, monsoon, mug, nip, out-herod Herod, outbreak, outburst, outcry, outpouring, outstrip the wind, overwhelm, paroxysm, pillage, pipe up, pissed off, pother, pour it on, puff, rage, raid, rain, rainstorm, raise Cain, raise hell, raise the devil, raise the roof, ramp, rampage, rant, rant and rave, rape, rave, riot, rip, roar, roister, rollick, rough weather, ruction, ruin, rumpus, run a temperature, sack, salvo, samiel, sandstorm, savage, scale, scale the walls, scene, scorch, seethe, seizure, set in, shell, shower, siege, simmer, simoom, sirocco, sizzle, skim, slang, slaughter, sleet, smoke, smolder, snow, snowstorm, sow chaos, spasm, speed, splutter, sputter, squall, squall line, stew, stir, storm along, storm wind, storming, stormy weather, stormy winds, strife, strike, strong wind, swagger, swashbuckle, sweep, take by storm, take fire, take on, taking by storm, tear, tear along, tear around, tempest, tempestuous rage, tempestuous wind, terrorize, thick squall, throw a fit, thunder, thunder along, thundersquall, thunderstorm, to-do, tornado, tropical cyclone, turbulence, turmoil, turn a hair, typhoon, ugly wind, upheaval, vandalize, vapor, violate, violent blow, volley, waft, whiff, whiffle, whirlwind, whisk, white squall, whiz, whole gale, williwaw, wind-shift line, windstorm, wreck, zing, zip, zoomV.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
STORM Statistically-Oriented Matrix ProgramThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
broadcast storm network storm storm
A broadcast on a network that causes multiple hosts to respond by broadcasting themselves, causing the storm to grow exponentially in severity. See network meltdown. [Jargon File] (1995-02-07)