typhoon
noun Etymology: alteration (influenced by Chinese — Guangdong — daaih-fùng, from daaih big + fùng wind) of earlier touffon, from Arabic ṭūfān hurricane, from Greek typhōn violent storm Date: 1771 1. a hurricane occurring especially in the region of the Philippines or the China sea 2. whirlwind 2a <
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  • Typhoon — ist das englische Wort für den pazifischen Wirbelsturm Taifun. Es wird verwendet für: Name des heutigen Militärflugzeuges Eurofighter Typhoon (die deutschen Luftstreitkräfte verwenden lediglich die Bezeichnung Eurofighter) Name des früheren… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Typhoon — Ty*phoon , n. [Earlier tuffoon, tuffon, Pg. tuf[ a]o, Ar. tuf[=a]n a violent storm; probably fr. Gr. tyfw^n, tyfw^s, a violent whirlwind, that rushes upward from the earth, whirling clouds of dust (cf. {Typhus}); or perhaps from Chin. t ai fung a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • typhoon — Tiphon violent storm, whirlwind, tornado, 1550s, from Gk. typhon whirlwind, personified as a giant, father of the winds, perhaps from typhein to smoke (Cf. TYPHUS (Cf. typhus)). The meaning cyclone, violent hurricane of India or the China Seas… …   Etymology dictionary

  • typhoon — *whirlwind, cyclone, hurricane, tornado, waterspout, twister …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • typhoon — ► NOUN ▪ a tropical storm in the region of the Indian or western Pacific oceans. ORIGIN partly from Arabic, partly from a Chinese dialect word meaning big wind …   English terms dictionary

  • typhoon — [tī fo͞on′] n. [< Chin dial. tai fung, lit., great wind (or < ? Tai, Formosa: hence, Formosa wind); merged with earlier tuphan, tufan < Port tufão < Ar tūfān < Gr typhōn, hurricane, akin to typhos: see TYPHUS] any violent tropical… …   English World dictionary

  • typhoon — typhonic /tuy fon ik/, adj. /tuy foohn /, n. 1. a tropical cyclone or hurricane of the western Pacific area and the China seas. 2. a violent storm or tempest of India. 3. (cap.) Mil. a. a single engine British ground attack aircraft of World War… …   Universalium

  • typhoon — noun TYPHOON + VERB ▪ hit sth, strike sth ▪ The town was hit by a typhoon. ▪ damage sth, destroy sth, devastate sth ▪ The plantation was devastated by a typ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Typhoon — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Typhoon est la traduction anglaise de typhon. Ce nom est employé sous sa forme anglaise généralement pour des appellations : Hawker Typhoon : un …   Wikipédia en Français

  • typhoon — n. the typhoon hit/struck (several islands) * * * the typhoon hit/struck (several islands) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • typhoon — UK [taɪˈfuːn] / US [ˌtaɪˈfun] noun [countable] Word forms typhoon : singular typhoon plural typhoons a tropical storm with strong winds that move in circles …   English dictionary

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