- 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 (“a storm, tempest; a storm of arrows; disturbance, disquiet; uproar, tumult; rush, onrush, attack, violent attack”), from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz (“storm”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)twer-, *(s)tur- (“to rotate, swirl, twirl, move around”). Cognate with Scots storm (“storm”), West Frisian stoarm (“storm”), Dutch storm (“storm”), Low German storm (“storm”), German Sturm (“storm”), Danish storm (“storm”), Swedish storm (“storm”), Icelandic stormur (“storm”). 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 (“to storm, rage; make a great noise, cry aloud, shout”), from Proto-Germanic *sturmijanan (“to storm”). Cognate with Dutch stormen (“to storm; bluster”), Low German stormen (“to storm”), German stürmen (“to storm; rage; attack; assault”), Swedish storma (“to storm; bluster”), Icelandic storma (“to storm”).