Storm Definition

stôrm
stormed, storming, storms
noun
storms
An atmospheric disturbance characterized by a strong wind, usually accompanied by rain, snow, sleet, or hail, and, often, thunder and lightning.
Webster's New World
Any heavy fall of snow, rain, or hail.
Webster's New World
A wind whose speed is 64 to 72 miles per hour.
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A strong or violent outburst, as of emotion or excitement.
A storm of tears.
American Heritage
Anything resembling a storm.
Webster's New World
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verb
stormed, storming, storms
To be stormy; blow violently, rain, snow, etc.
Webster's New World
To attack or direct something at (someone) in a vigorous or angry outburst.
To storm a speaker with questions.
Webster's New World
To be violently angry; rage; rant.
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To capture or attempt to capture (a fortified place) with a sudden, strong attack.
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To rush or move violently and tumultuously.
To storm into a room.
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idiom
take by storm
  • To captivate completely:

    a new play that took New York City by storm.

American Heritage
up a storm
  • in a highly adept, enthusiastic, or spectacular fashion

    the children's chorus danced up a storm

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Other Word Forms of Storm

Noun

Singular:
storm
Plural:
storms

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Storm

Origin of Storm

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English

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

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