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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)  
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  
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  
1    the centre of a cyclonic storm, etc., where pressure is lowest  
2    the centre of any disturbance or trouble  
storm cloud  
1    a heavy dark cloud presaging rain or a storm  
2    a herald of disturbance, anger, or violence  
the storm clouds of war     
      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  
1    a member of the Nazi SA  
2    a member of a force of shock troops  
storm warning  
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  
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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light snowfall during spring
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
A water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
A pipe that carries water and pollutants after being used in houses and businesses.
a leaky tap that tends to spray water over ones trousers whenever used.
1) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively 2) skill in handling boats or in water sports
A process by which fish are taken from a weir with the use of a net which is dipped in the water
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)


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