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Definitions of storm

  1.   blow hard; " It was storming all night"
  2.   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.
  3.   To assault; to attack by open force.
  4.   a direct and violent assault on a stronghold
  5.   behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
  6.   A heavy shower or fall, any adverse outburst of tumultuous force; violence.
  7.   To raise a tempest.
  8.   A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; sedition, insurrection, or war; violent outbreak; clamor; tumult.
  9.   rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning; " If it storms, we'll need shelter"
  10.   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.
  11.   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.
  12.   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.
  13.   A stir or violent commotion of the air producing wind, rain, etc.: a tempest: violent agitation of society: commotion: tumult: calamity: ( mil.) an assault.
  14.   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.
  15.   To raise a tempest: to blow with violence: to be in a violent passion.
  16.   To attack with violence or open force; as, to storm a fort.
  17.   attack by storm; attack suddenly
  18.   A disturbance of the atmosphere, commonly accompanied by rain, hail, or snow.
  19.   behave violently, as if in a great rage
  20.   take by force; " Storm the fort"
  21.   To raise a tempest; to blow with violence; to rage.
  22.   To rage; to be in a violent passion; to fume.
  23.   To raise a tempest; be in a rage; use violent language.
  24.   To blow violently, or to rain, hail, snow, etc.; to rage boisterously.
  25.   To attack, or attempt to take, by open force; to blow with violence; to rage; to be loudly angry.
  26.   Violent commotion of the atmosphere; tempest; any violent disturbance; passion; an assault.
  27.   Stormy.
  28.   To take, or attempt to take, by storm.
  29.   To assault; to attack, and attempt to take, by scaling walls, forcing gates, breaches, or the like; as, to storm a fortified town.
  30.   A violent and rapid assault on a fortified place.
  31.   To attack by open force: to assault.
  32.   To give vent boisterously to passion; move noisily.
  33.   a violent commotion or disturbance; " the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; " it was only a tempest in a teapot"
  34.   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.
  35.   To take place, as a storm.
  36.   To attack forcibly; assault.
  37.   a violent weather condition with winds 64- 72 knots ( 11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightening
  38.   A violent commotion of any sort.

Quotes of storm

  1. The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. – Aesop
  2. In 2003, I introduced and passed The Tornado Shelters Act, which allows local governments to use Community Development Block Grant funds to construct storm shelters in manufactured housing communities. – Spencer Bachus
  3. There has certainly been criticism of the timing involved in getting help to the victims of the storm and much of it may indeed be warranted. However, this is not the time for pointing fingers; rather, it is the time for offering a helping hand to our neighbors in need. – Jo Bonner
  4. Towns and cities throughout the United States have opened their hearts and homes to thousands of families displaced from their homes as a result of this horrific storm – Jo Bonner
  5. It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck. – Charles Caleb Colton
  6. You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds, and had come to earth as rain, and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me. – Black Elk
  7. After a storm comes a calm. – Matthew Henry
  8. It was the noise Of ancient trees falling while all was still Before the storm in the long interval Between the gathering clouds and that light breeze Which Germans call the Wind's bride. – Charles Godfrey Leland
  9. Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared. This is a threat that we've never faced before. – Ray Nagin
  10. We are facing a storm that most of us have long feared. – Ray Nagin
  11. The people who couldn't get out of New Orleans to escape the storm were predominantly Black. – Charles Rangel
  12. Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm but to add color to my sunset sky. – Rabindranath Tagore
  13. As a 22 -year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out. – Allen West
  14. 'Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Usage examples for storm

  1. 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
  2. “ 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
  3. “ A storm was coming up. ” – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  4. “ " If Myry and Ben was in the storm last night-" began Tess. ” – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  5. The whole storm and trouble of life comes from things being in the wrong place. ” – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  6. “ That's the storm coming, and it will be upon us fast enough. ” – Little Miss Joy by Emma Marshall
  7. 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
  8. “ I saw the storm rising. ” – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  9. “ " The storm will be upon us in a few minutes," she said. ” – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  10. “ " The storm will be here in a minute," she cried, " You must not leave now. ” – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  11. Daisy, do you think it will come up a storm – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  12. “ " I came down to look at the storm Aurora answered. ” – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  13. “ I see the storm coming. ” – Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln by James H. Shaw
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. “ " One never knows about a storm like this," he told her. ” – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  17. What must the storm have been at Seacombe! ” – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  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. The danger is that she may be lost in this storm – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  20. The next day brought storm again. ” – Out of the Air by Inez Haynes Irwin

Idioms for storm