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Storm

[shtohrm] /ʃtoʊrm/
noun
1.
Theodore Woldsen
[tey-aw-dawr vawlt-suh n] /ˈteɪ ɔˌdɔr ˈvɔlt sən/ (Show IPA),
1817–88, German poet and novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for t.w. storm

storm

/stɔːm/
noun
1.
  1. a violent weather condition of strong winds, rain, hail, thunder, lightning, blowing sand, snow, etc
  2. (as modifier): storm signal, storm sail
  3. (in combination): stormproof
2.
(meteorol) a violent gale of force 10 on the Beaufort scale reaching speeds of 55 to 63 mph
3.
a strong or violent reaction: a storm of protest
4.
a direct assault on a stronghold
5.
a heavy discharge or rain, as of bullets or missiles
6.
short for storm window (sense 1)
7.
(Brit) storm in a teacup, a violent fuss or disturbance over a trivial matter US equivalent tempest in a teapot
8.
take by storm
  1. to capture or overrun by a violent assault
  2. to overwhelm and enthral
verb
9.
to attack or capture (something) suddenly and violently
10.
(intransitive) to be vociferously angry
11.
(intransitive) to move or rush violently or angrily
12.
(intransitive; with it as subject) to rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning
Derived Forms
stormlike, adjective
Word Origin
Old English, related to Old Norse stormr, German Sturm; see stir1
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Word Origin and History for t.w. storm

storm

n.

Old English storm, from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz (cf. Old Norse stormr, Old Saxon, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch storm, Old High German and German sturm). Old French estour "onset, tumult," Italian stormo are Germanic loan-words. Figurative (non-meteorological) sense was in late Old English.

Storm-door first recorded 1878; storm-water is from 1879; storm-window is attested from 1824. Storm surge attested from 1929.

v.

of the wind, "to rage, be violent," c.1400, from storm (n.). Military sense (1640s) first used by Oliver Cromwell. Related: Stormed; storming.

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t.w. storm in Medicine

storm (stôrm)
n.
An exacerbation of symptoms or a crisis in the course of a disease.

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t.w. storm in Science
storm
  (stôrm)   
  1. A low-pressure atmospheric disturbance resulting in strong winds accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitation and often by thunder and lightning.

  2. A wind with a speed from 103 to 117 km (64 to 73 mi) per hour, rating 11 on the Beaufort scale.


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Slang definitions & phrases for t.w. storm

Storch

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joe blow


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Encyclopedia Article for t.w. storm

storm

violent atmospheric disturbance, characterized by low barometric pressure, cloud cover, precipitation, strong winds, and possibly lightning and thunder.

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