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Definitions of storm

  1. behave violently, as if in a great rage
  2. rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning; " If it storms, we'll need shelter"
  3. a direct and violent assault on a stronghold
  4. a violent weather condition with winds 64- 72 knots ( 11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightening
  5. a violent commotion or disturbance; " the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; " it was only a tempest in a teapot"
  6. attack by storm; attack suddenly
  7. take by force; " Storm the fort"
  8. blow hard; " It was storming all night"
  9. behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
  10. Stormy.
  11. A violent disturbance of the atmosphere, attended by wind, rain, snow, hail, or thunder and lightning; hence, often, a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail, whether accompanied with wind or not.
  12. A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; sedition, insurrection, or war; violent outbreak; clamor; tumult.
  13. A heavy shower or fall, any adverse outburst of tumultuous force; violence.
  14. A violent assault on a fortified place; a furious attempt of troops to enter and take a fortified place by scaling the walls, forcing the gates, or the like.
  15. To assault; to attack, and attempt to take, by scaling walls, forcing gates, breaches, or the like; as, to storm a fortified town.
  16. To raise a tempest.
  17. To blow with violence; also, to rain, hail, snow, or the like, usually in a violent manner, or with high wind; -- used impersonally; as, it storms.
  18. To rage; to be in a violent passion; to fume.
  19. A violent disturbance of the atmosphere, often with a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail; an outburst of passion or excitement; a violent commotion; violent assault on a fortified place.
  20. To attack with violence or open force; as, to storm a fort.
  21. To blow violently, or to rain, hail, snow, etc.; to rage boisterously.
  22. A stir or violent commotion of the air producing wind, rain, etc.: a tempest: violent agitation of society: commotion: tumult: calamity: ( mil.) an assault.
  23. To raise a tempest: to blow with violence: to be in a violent passion.
  24. To attack by open force: to assault.
  25. To attack forcibly; assault.
  26. To raise a tempest; be in a rage; use violent language.
  27. Violent commotion of the atmosphere; tempest; any violent disturbance; passion; an assault.
  28. To take, or attempt to take, by storm.
  29. To take place, as a storm.
  30. To give vent boisterously to passion; move noisily.
  31. A disturbance of the atmosphere, commonly accompanied by rain, hail, or snow.
  32. A violent commotion of any sort.
  33. A violent and rapid assault on a fortified place.
  34. A violent commotion in the atmosphere, generally widespread and destructive; a tempest; a violent assault on a fortified place; violent civil commotion; insurrection; clamour; tumult; distress; violence; tumultuous force.
  35. To assault; to attack by open force.
  36. To raise a tempest; to blow with violence; to rage.
  37. A violent outburst of one or more of the elements wind, rain, snow, thunder and lightning; any violent commotion; tumultuous force; a tumult; a violent and determined assault on a fortified place.
  38. To attack, or attempt to take, by open force; to blow with violence; to rage; to be loudly angry.
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Usage examples for storm

  1. " One never knows about a storm like this," he told her. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  2. A storm was coming up. – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  3. Miss Robson went over to Mr. Flint's on that night of the storm and she missed the boat or something- you know! – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  4. " The storm will be upon us in a few minutes," she said. – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. Now, though it is short to tell, all this had taken a long while, also the way was far to ride in such a storm – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  6. I see the storm coming. – Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln by James H. Shaw
  7. The next day brought storm again. – Out of the Air by Inez Haynes Irwin
  8. That's the storm coming, and it will be upon us fast enough. – Little Miss Joy by Emma Marshall
  9. I saw the storm rising. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  10. I want to hold on to you, then I don't think about that storm – The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan by Lizette M. Edholm
  11. " The storm will be here in a minute," she cried, " You must not leave now. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  12. The whole storm and trouble of life comes from things being in the wrong place. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  13. At midnight the storm had become dangerous. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. " I came down to look at the storm Aurora answered. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  15. Daisy, do you think it will come up a storm – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  16. The danger is that she may be lost in this storm – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  17. He had expected a storm but not such a storm as this. – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  18. All through that horrible day they lay still, for the violence of the storm made it quite impossible to get up and dress. – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  19. " If Myry and Ben was in the storm last night-" began Tess. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  20. What must the storm have been at Seacombe! – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
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