hurricane
I. noun Etymology: Spanish huracán, from Taino hurakán Date: 1555 1. a tropical cyclone with winds of 74 miles (119 kilometers) per hour or greater that occurs especially in the western Atlantic, that is usually accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning, and that sometimes moves into temperate latitudes — see Beaufort scale table 2. something resembling a hurricane especially in its turmoil II. adjective Date: 1894 having or being a glass chimney providing protection from wind <
a hurricane lamp
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  • Hurricane — (engl.) steht für: Hurrikan, ein tropisches Sturmsystem des Atlantikraumes geographisch: Hurricane (Utah), Ort in den USA Hurricane (West Virginia), Ort in den USA Hurricane Township sowie: Hurricane Festival, Musik Festival Hurricane… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hurricane — puede referirse a: Hawker Hurricane, caza de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Hurricane, localidad estadounidense en el estado de Utah. Hurricane, ciudad estadounidense en el estado de Virginia Occidental. Hurricane, municipio estadounidense ubicado en …   Wikipedia Español

  • hurricane — [ yrikan; ɶrikan ] n. m. • 1955; mot angl., du caraïbe ♦ Anglic. Cyclone, en Amérique centrale. De violents hurricanes. hurricane n. m. Cyclone tropical. (V. encycl. cyclone.) ⇒HURRICANE, subst. masc. Cyclone tropical dans la région caraïbe. Le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hurricane — Hurricane, UT U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 8250 Housing Units (2000): 3375 Land area (2000): 31.107653 sq. miles (80.568449 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.439743 sq. miles (1.138929 sq. km) Total area (2000): 31.547396 sq. miles (81.707378… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Hurricane — Hur ri*cane, n. [Sp. hurracan; orig. a Carib word signifying, a high wind.] A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; especially prevalent in the East …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hurricane — Hurricane  переводится на русский язык как  ураган: Hawker Hurricane  британский одноместный истребитель времён Второй мировой войны, разработанный фирмой Hawker Aircraft Ltd. в 1934 году; Hurricane  сингл американской рок… …   Википедия

  • hurricane — [hʉr′i kān΄, hur′ikən] n. [Sp huracán < WInd (Taino) huracan] 1. a violent tropical cyclone with winds moving at 73 or more miles per hour, often accompanied by torrential rains, and originating usually in the West Indian region: winds of… …   English World dictionary

  • *hurricane — ● hurricane nom masculin (anglais hurricane, ouragan, de l espagnol huricán) Cyclone tropical aux Antilles …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hurricane — a type of British fighter aircraft which became famous in World War II for its success against enemy bombers and fighters …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hurricane — 1550s, a partially deformed adoptation from Sp. huracan (Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdés, Historia General y Natural de las Indias, 1547 9), furacan (in the works of Pedro Mártir De Anghiera, chaplain to the court of King Ferdinand and Queen …   Etymology dictionary

  • hurricane — 1 *wind, breeze, gale, zephyr 2 *whirlwind, cyclone, typhoon, tornado, waterspout, twister …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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