Blizzard meaning

blĭzərd
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The definition of a blizzard is an intense snowstorm, or a heavy amount of something.

An example of a blizzard is a snowstorm that traps people in their houses for days.

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An overwhelming number or amount; deluge.
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A violent snowstorm with winds blowing at a minimum speed of 56 km (35 mi) per hour and visibility of less 400 m (0.25 mi) for three hours.
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A severe snowstorm characterized by cold temperatures and heavy drifting of snow.
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A severe snowstorm, especially with strong winds and greatly reduced visibility.
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A torrent; a superabundance.

A blizzard of phone calls.

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(impersonal, of snow) To fall in windy conditions.
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(figuratively) A large amount of paperwork.
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(figuratively) A large number of similar things.

A blizzard of political ads.

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Origin of blizzard

  • Perhaps of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown

    From Wiktionary