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storm

  

      n  
1   
a    a violent weather condition of strong winds, rain, hail, thunder, lightning, blowing sand, snow, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
storm signal, storm sail     
c    (in combination)  
stormproof     
2      (Meteorol)   a violent gale of force 10 on the Beaufort scale reaching speeds of 55 to 63 mph  
3    a strong or violent reaction  
a storm of protest     
4    a direct assault on a stronghold  
5    a heavy discharge or rain, as of bullets or missiles  
6       short for       storm window       1  
7    storm in a teacup     (Brit)   a violent fuss or disturbance over a trivial matter,   (U.S. equivalent)    tempest in a teapot  
8    take by storm  
a    to capture or overrun by a violent assault  
b    to overwhelm and enthral  
      vb  
9    to attack or capture (something) suddenly and violently  
10    intr   to be vociferously angry  
11    intr   to move or rush violently or angrily  
12    intr; with: it as subject   to rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning  
     (Old English, related to Old Norse stormr, German Sturm; see stir1)  
  stormlike      adj  


dust storm  
      n   a windstorm that whips up clouds of dust  
electric storm  
      n   a violent atmospheric disturbance in which the air is highly charged with static electricity, causing a storm  
   Compare       thunderstorm  
magnetic storm  
      n   a sudden severe disturbance of the earth's magnetic field, caused by emission of charged particles from the sun  
Operation Desert Storm  
      n   the codename for the U.S.-led UN operation to liberate Kuwait from Iraq (1991)  
storm belt  
      n   an area of the earth's surface in which storms are frequent  
storm centre  
      n  
1    the centre of a cyclonic storm, etc., where pressure is lowest  
2    the centre of any disturbance or trouble  
storm cloud  
      n  
1    a heavy dark cloud presaging rain or a storm  
2    a herald of disturbance, anger, or violence  
the storm clouds of war     
storm-cock  
      n      another name for       missel thrush  
     (C18: so called because it was believed to give forewarning of bad weather)  
storm collar  
      n   a high collar on a coat  
storm cone  
      n     (Brit)   a canvas cone hoisted as a warning of high winds  
storm door  
      n   an extra outer door for protection in bad weather  
storm glass  
      n   a sealed tube containing a solution supposed to change in appearance according to the weather  
storm lantern  
      n      another name for       hurricane lamp  
storm petrel  
      n   any small petrel, such as the northern Hydrobates pelagicus, of the family Hydrobatidae, typically having a dark plumage with paler underparts,   (Also called)    Mother Careys chicken, stormy petrel  
     (C19: so named because it was thought to be a harbinger of rough weather)  
storm trooper  
      n  
1    a member of the Nazi SA  
2    a member of a force of shock troops  
storm warning  
      n  
1    a pattern of lights, flags, etc., displayed at certain ports as a warning to shipping of an approaching storm  
2    an announcement on radio or television of an approaching storm  
3    any warning of approaching danger or trouble  
storm window  
      n  
1    an additional window fitted to the outside of an ordinary window to provide insulation against wind, cold, rain, etc.  
2    a type of dormer window  
violent storm  
      n   a wind of force 11 on the Beaufort scale, reaching speeds of 64--72 mph  
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n.
light snowfall during spring
[UK]
adj.
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
n.
A water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
[Tech.]
n.
A pipe that carries water and pollutants after being used in houses and businesses.
n.
a leaky tap that tends to spray water over ones trousers whenever used.
n.
1) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively 2) skill in handling boats or in water sports
n.
A process by which fish are taken from a weir with the use of a net which is dipped in the water
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014

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