storm
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German sturm storm, Old English styrian to stir Date: before 12th century 1. a. a disturbance of the atmosphere marked by wind and usually by rain, snow, hail, sleet, or thunder and lightning b. a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail c. (1) wind having a speed of 64 to 72 miles (103 to 117 kilometers) per hour (2) whole gale — see Beaufort scale table d. a serious disturbance of any element of nature 2. a disturbed or agitated state <
storms of emotion
>
; a sudden or violent commotion 3. a heavy discharge of objects (as missiles) 4. a tumultuous outburst <
a storm of protests
>
5. a. paroxysm 2 b. a sudden heavy influx or onset 6. a violent assault on a defended position 7. plural storm window II. verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. a. to blow with violence b. to rain, hail, snow, or sleet vigorously 2. to attack by storm <
stormed ashore at zero hour
>
3. to be in or to exhibit a violent passion ; rage <
storming at the unusual delay
>
4. to rush about or move impetuously, violently, or angrily <
the mob stormed through the streets
>
transitive verb to attack, take, or win over by storm <
storm a fort
>
Synonyms: see attack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, , , , , , (usually accompanied with rain, hail, or snow), (with or without rain, hail, or snow) / , , , , , , , , , , , , / , , , / , , , , / , , (with violence, as a fortification),


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