- The definition of a storm is a heavy amount of snow, rain, hail or thunder and lightning.
An example of a storm is limited driving visibility because of the amount of rain.
- To storm is defined as to move violently or with anger.
An example of to storm is someone running into a room yelling and throwing things.
- an atmospheric disturbance characterized by a strong wind, usually accompanied by rain, snow, sleet, or hail, and, often, thunder and lightning
- any heavy fall of snow, rain, or hail
- anything resembling a storm; specif.,
- a heavy shower or volley of things: a storm of bullets
- a strong outburst of emotion, passion, excitement, etc.
- a strong disturbance or upheaval of a political or social nature
- a sudden, strong attack on a fortified place: now mainly in the phrase , to conquer, overwhelm, or win over suddenly and forcefully
- Meteorol. a wind whose speed is 64 to 72 miles per hour
Origin of stormMiddle English ; from Old English akin to German sturm ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)twer-, to whirl, move or turn quickly from source stir, Classical Latin turbare, to agitate
- to be stormy; blow violently, rain, snow, etc.
- to be violently angry; rage; rant
- to rush or move violently and tumultuously: to storm into a room
- to attack or direct something at (someone) in a vigorous or angry outburst: to storm a speaker with questions
- to capture or attempt to capture (a fortified place) with a sudden, strong attack
- An atmospheric disturbance manifested in strong winds accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitation and often by thunder and lightning.
- A wind with a speed from 48 to 55 knots (55 to 63 miles per hour; 89 to 102 kilometers per hour), according to the Beaufort scale. Also called whole gale.
- A heavy shower of objects, such as bullets or missiles.
- A strong or violent outburst, as of emotion or excitement: a storm of tears.
- A violent disturbance or upheaval, as in political, social, or domestic affairs: a storm of protest.
- A violent, sudden attack on a fortified place.
- A storm window.
verbstormed, storm·ing, storms
- To blow with strong winds and usually produce copious rain, snow, or other precipitation: It stormed throughout the night.
- To behave or shout angrily; rant and rage: stormed at his incompetence.
- To move or rush tumultuously, violently, or angrily: stormed up the embankment; stormed out of the room.
- To assault or capture suddenly: The troops stormed the fortress. See Synonyms at attack.
- To travel around (a place) vigorously in an attempt to gain support: The candidates stormed the country.
- To shout angrily: “Never!” she stormed.
Origin of stormMiddle English, from Old English.
- Any disturbed state of the atmosphere, especially as affecting the earth's surface, and strongly implying destructive or unpleasant weather.
- A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; violent outbreak.
- The proposed reforms have led to a political storm.
- (meteorology) a wind scale for very strong wind, stronger than a gale, less than a hurricane (10 or higher on the Beaufort scale).
- (military) A violent assault on a stronghold or fortified position.
From Middle English storm, from Old English storm (â€œa storm, tempest; a storm of arrows; disturbance, disquiet; uproar, tumult; rush, onrush, attack, violent attackâ€), from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz (â€œstormâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)twer-, *(s)tur- (â€œto rotate, swirl, twirl, move aroundâ€). Cognate with Scots storm (â€œstormâ€), West Frisian stoarm (â€œstormâ€), Dutch storm (â€œstormâ€), Low German storm (â€œstormâ€), German Sturm (â€œstormâ€), Danish storm (â€œstormâ€), Swedish storm (â€œstormâ€), Icelandic stormur (â€œstormâ€). Related to stir.
(third-person singular simple present storms, present participle storming, simple past and past participle stormed)
From Middle English stormen, sturmen, from Old English styrman (â€œto storm, rage; make a great noise, cry aloud, shoutâ€), from Proto-Germanic *sturmijanan (â€œto stormâ€). Cognate with Dutch stormen (â€œto storm; blusterâ€), Low German stormen (â€œto stormâ€), German stÃ¼rmen (â€œto storm; rage; attack; assaultâ€), Swedish storma (â€œto storm; blusterâ€), Icelandic storma (â€œto stormâ€).