A car driving down the road is nearly hidden by the blizzard.
An example of a blizzard is a snowstorm that traps people in their houses for days.
- a severe snowstorm characterized by cold temperatures and heavy drifting of snow
- an overwhelming number or amount; deluge
Origin of blizzardfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps dialect, dialectal bliz, violent blow; uncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to German blitz, lightning
- a. A violent snowstorm with winds blowing at a minimum speed of 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour and visibility of less than one-quarter mile (400 meters) for three hours.b. A very heavy snowstorm with high winds.
- A torrent; a superabundance: a blizzard of phone calls.
Origin of blizzardOriginally a mid-19th century regional American term (Western United States), perhaps from earlier American regional blizzard a stunning blow (suggested by blast, blow, bluster etc. ) or perhaps a compound of blizz- ( either of imitative origin, or from 18-century American regional (Virginia) blizz powerful rainstorm (of unknown origin) ) -ard
(third-person singular simple present blizzards, present participle blizzarding, simple past and past participle blizzarded)
- (impersonal, of snow) To fall in windy conditions