storm

Definitions

  • ON A CERTAIN NIGHT, DURING A STORM OF THUNDER AND RAIN,
    ON A CERTAIN NIGHT, DURING A STORM OF THUNDER AND RAIN,
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v storm attack by storm; attack suddenly
    • v storm take by force "Storm the fort"
    • v storm behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
    • v storm blow hard "It was storming all night"
    • v storm rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning "If it storms, we'll need shelter"
    • n storm a direct and violent assault on a stronghold
    • n storm a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
    • n storm a violent commotion or disturbance "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away","it was only a tempest in a teapot"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Stranded! After Storm has Ceased and Tide has Ebbed Stranded! After Storm has Ceased and Tide has Ebbed
A weary man approaches an inn during a storm. He passes a sign for the inn in which the words 'J.J. Jones Beerseller' have been changed to 'J.J. Jones Bookseller A weary man approaches an inn during a storm. He passes a sign for the inn in which the words 'J.J. Jones Beerseller'...
Juno asks Aeolus to send storms to sink the ships Juno asks Aeolus to send storms to sink the ships
THE HARES AND FROGS IN A STORM THE HARES AND FROGS IN A STORM

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Termites do more damage in the U.S. ever year than all the fires, storms and earthquakes combined. They do an average of $750 million in damage annually
    • Storm A heavy shower or fall, any adverse outburst of tumultuous force; violence. "A brave man struggling in the storms of fate."
    • Storm A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; sedition, insurrection, or war; violent outbreak; clamor; tumult. "I will stir up in England some black storm .""Her sister
      Began to scold and raise up such a storm ."
    • Storm (Mil) A violent assault on a fortified place; a furious attempt of troops to enter and take a fortified place by scaling the walls, forcing the gates, or the like. "Storms beat, and rolls the main;
      O! beat those storms , and roll the seas, in vain."
      "What at first was called a gust, the same
      Hath now a storm's , anon a tempest's name."
    • Storm A violent disturbance of the atmosphere, attended by wind, rain, snow, hail, or thunder and lightning; hence, often, a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail, whether accompanied with wind or not. "We hear this fearful tempest sing,
      Yet seek no shelter to avoid the storm ."
    • v. t Storm (Mil) To assault; to attack, and attempt to take, by scaling walls, forcing gates, breaches, or the like; as, to storm a fortified town.
    • Storm To blow with violence; also, to rain, hail, snow, or the like, usually in a violent manner, or with high wind; -- used impersonally; as, it storms .
    • Storm To rage; to be in a violent passion; to fume. "The master storms , the lady scolds."
    • Storm To raise a tempest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The greatest snowfall ever in a single storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February, 1959.
    • n storm A disturbance of the normal condition of the atmosphere, manifesting itself by winds of unusual direction or force, or by rain (often with lightning and thunder), snow, or hail, or by several of these phenomena in combination; a tempest: also used with reference to precipitation only, as in hail-storm, thunder-storm, snow-storm. A storm is usually associated with an area of low pressure, and its intensity or violence depends upon the steepness of the density-gradients which produce it. The terms area of low pressure, cyclone, cyclonic storm, and storm are often used interchangeably. In area of low pressure the primary reference is to the state of the barometer, in cyclone it is to the gyratory character of the atmospheric circulation, and in storm to the disturbance of the weather: but each term is extended to include the whole of the attendant phenomena.
    • n storm Specifically— Technically, in nautical use, a wind of force 11 on the Beaufort scale, being that in which a man-of-war could carry only storm-staysails.
    • n storm A fall of snow.
    • n storm A prolonged frost.
    • n storm Hence, figuratively A tempestuous flight or descent of objects fiercely hurled: as, a storm of missiles.
    • n storm A violent disturbance or agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; a tumult; a clamor.
    • n storm A destructive or overwhelming calamity; extremity of adversity or disaster.
    • n storm A vehement or passionate outbreak, as of some emotion, or of the expression of such emotion: as, a storm of indignation; a storm of applause; a storm of hisses.
    • n storm Milit., a violent assault on a fortified place or strong position; a dashing attempt by troops to capture a fortified place, as by scaling the walls or forcing the gates.
    • n storm See the adjectives.
    • n storm To captivate or carry away by surprising or delighting: as, the new singer has taken the town by storm.
    • n storm Synonyms Tempest, etc. See wind.
    • storm To blow with great force; also, to rain, hail, snow, or sleet, especially with violence: used impersonally: as, it storms.
    • storm To fume; scold; rage; be in a violent agitation or passion; raise a tempest.
    • storm To move with violence; rush angrily or impetuously: as, he stormed about the room.
    • storm To attack and attempt to take possession of, as by scaling walls or forcing gates or breaches; assault: as, to storm a fortified town: often used figuratively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the original Star Wars A New Hope when everyone is stuck in the trash compactor and the storm troopers come for C-3PO and R2-D2 the stormtroopers come through the door and one of them hits its head, very funny. They make it look like he did it on purpose by another stormtrooper says "Take care of him" which they added in there guess Lucas kept it as kind of a joke
    • n Storm storm a violent commotion of the atmosphere producing wind, rain, &c.: a tempest: a fall of snow, a prolonged frost: an outbreak of anger, or the like: violent agitation of society: commotion: tumult: calamity:
    • v.i Storm to raise a tempest: to blow with violence: to be in a violent passion
    • v.t Storm to attack by open force: to assault
    • n Storm storm (mil.) an assault
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Quotations

  • Golda Meir
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    “Old age is like flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.”
  • Horace
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    “Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.”
  • (Frederick II) Frederick The Great
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    “I must in the face of a storm, think, live and die as a king.”
  • George Herbert
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    “Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.”
  • Joseph Addison
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    “Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.”

Idioms

Any port in a storm - This means that in an emergency any solution will do, even one that would normally be unacceptable.
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Calm before the storm - A calm time immediately before period of violent activity or argument is the calm before the storm.
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Go down a storm - To say that something has been enjoyable or successful, you can say that it has gone down a storm. Eg. Last night's party went down a storm, it was incredible.
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Quiet before the Storm - When you know that something is about to go horribly wrong, but hasn't just yet, then you are in the quiet before the storm.
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Storm in a teacup - If someone exaggerates a problem or makes a small problem seem far greater than it really is, then they are making a storm in a teacup.
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Take by storm - To take by storm means to captivate- eg. A new play that took New York City by storm.
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Weather a storm - If you weather a storm, you get through a crisis or hard times.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. storm,; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel. stormr,; and perhaps to Gr. assault, onset, Skr. s, to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere, to strew, prostrate (cf. Stratum). √166
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. storm; Ice. stormr; from root of stir.

Usage

In literature:

Rocks and storms are far outside, we laugh at rocks and storms!
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
And if we are storm-stayed, we are storm-stayed, that's all.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
An unseen storm sweeps by.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
She stared at him with such peculiar devotion and entreaty that he stopped and asked her what she did there in the storm.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
I'll just repair some of the worst ravages of the storm, and then we'll talk about our programme for the trial.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
The name of the Ship's Mystery is supposed to be Storm, Peter Storm.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
They bravely bore this storm of shells for ten hours.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
He loved it, understood it, and night and day, in sunshine and storm, its mighty spirit was the spirit that kept him company.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
Swiftly the distant billowings of the forests were changing their tones and colors under the darkening approach of storm.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
But the storms of winter were already upon them.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
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In poetry:

Today the Savior calls:
For refuge fly;
The storm of justice falls,
And death is nigh.
"Today the Savior Calls" by Samuel Francis Smith
Fearless of coming storm,
List how thy mate
Sings without fear of storm,
With joy elate.
"Songs Of The Season" by Alexander Bathgate
"And is it thus, my friends," she cry'd,
"When every storm is past,
When all our fears at once subside,
Thus do we meet at last!
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler
Thou sleepest in the calm, calm wave,
Beyond the wild storm's roar!
I watch amid the storm, bright wave,
Like rock upon the shore;
Ever -- ever -- evermore!
"Fragments From An Epic Poem" by Abram Joseph Ryan
How oft, O Life, on worlds forgot,
Hast thou, in thine unnumbered forms,
Gone forth to Time's transmuting storms,
And fought till storm and stress were not!
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Ho, Sailor! Will to-morrow bring
The hours of pleasant rest?
An answer low—“I do not know,
The thunders grow and far winds blow,
But storms may come and storms may go—
Our God, He judgeth best!”
"The Helmsman" by Henry Kendall

In news:

So many people are still asking about the Derechos, especially if storms are now going to be as bad as the June 29th storms.
While the upcoming storm looks better than the recent storms that have moved through our area, it still has some problems.
Interstate Reopens After Dust Storm in N. Authorities in Blackwell, Okla. Say the portion of I-35 which was closed Thursday afternoon because of a dust storm has reopened.
A powerful winter storm delivers another blow to the storm-weary East Coast .
Anyone who has been through a terrible storm, like Hurricane Sandy, knows that one of the first tasks in the storm's wake is to look at the landscape and assess the damage realistically.
Flooding from Tropical Storm Faykilled four people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and authorities warned Saturday that the storm could reach hurricane strength as it barreled toward Cuba.
Hawaii braced for Tropical Storm Felicia on Sunday, taking no chances even though the storm weakened rapidly as it slipped toward the islands.
Sandy's storm surge flooded Long Island at historic levels that exceeded benchmark storms from the 1990s and rivaled the great hurricane of 1938, according to data collected by the federal government.
VICTORIA, Texas — As Tropical Storm Don moves toward the Texas coast, Better Business Bureau warns consumers of potential scams in the wake of storm damage.
Forecasters warn that storm surges from Hurricane Sandy could be particularly powerful, because the storm coincides with a full moon .
I remember during the storm as our crew monitored the storm and studied the radar, someone said that things would never be the same again on the shore.
Hawaii braced for Tropical Storm Felicia on Sunday, taking no chances even though the storm weakened rapidly as it slipped toward the islands.
Spokesman Chris Vaccaro said in an email Wednesday the proposal would give the weather service the option to issue watches and warnings for storms that threaten life and property even if they are no longer hurricanes or tropical storms.
The storm is an unusual mix of a hurricane and a winter storm.
Scroll through the photos for more details on Scott Steele's Storm Team 4Cast Video Interactive Radar More from Storm Team 4.
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In science:

However, this relation has to be calibrated, using the Baade-Wesselink method of distance determination for instance (Storm et al. 2011a,b).
Understanding the dynamical structure of pulsating stars: The Baade-Wesselink projection factor of the delta Scuti stars AI Vel and beta Cas
Storm, who extended some of the results of [BCG1] to certain Alexandroff space domains within the same bilipschitz class as a fixed hyperbolic manifold.
Some recent applications of the barycenter method in geometry
Combining this with Theorem 23, Storm obtains the following.
Some recent applications of the barycenter method in geometry
Storm is able to also obtain results giving exact relations between the Gromov norm of such DCN and covers in terms of V (N ).
Some recent applications of the barycenter method in geometry
Storm, Minimal volume Alexandrov spaces, Preprint (2001).
Some recent applications of the barycenter method in geometry
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