storm
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /stɔːm/
  • (America) IPA: /stɔɹm/
Noun

storm (plural storms)

  1. Any disturbed state of the atmosphere, especially as affecting the earth's surface, and strongly implying destructive or unpleasant weather.
    • 1595 December 9 (first known performance)​, William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i]:
      We hear this fearful tempest sing, / Yet seek no shelter to avoid the storm.
  2. A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; violent outbreak.
    The proposed reforms have led to a political storm.
    • c. 1590–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Taming of the Shrew”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i]:
      Her sister / Began to scold and raise up such a storm.
  3. (meteorology) a wind scale for very strong wind, stronger than a gale, less than a hurricane (10 or higher on the Beaufort scale).
  4. (military) A violent assault on a stronghold or fortified position.
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storm (storms, present participle storming; past and past participle stormed)

  1. (intransitive, with adverbial of direction) To move quickly and noisily like a storm, usually in a state of uproar or anger.
    She stormed out of the room.
  2. (intransitive) To rage or fume; to be in a violent temper.
    • 1731, Jonathan Swift, Directions to Servants
      The master storms, the lady scolds.
  3. (transitive) To assault (a stronghold or fortification) with military forces.
    Troops stormed the complex.
  4. (impersonal) To have the weather be violent, with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow.
    It stormed throughout the night.
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  • Italian: dare in escandescenze, uscire dai gangheri, dare di testa
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Storm
Proper noun
  1. A unisex given name



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