|(Caribbean) an area of heavy rains and winds, the first stage in the development of a possible hurricane|
|Main Entry:||tropical depression|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||a cyclone in a tropical region that is more intense than a disturbance but less than a storm, with wind speeds of 38 mph or less|
A tropical cyclone having sustained surface winds less than 39 mi (63 km) per hour. See Note at cyclone.