WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
storm /stɔrm/USA pronunciation
- a condition of the weather with strong winds, rain, thunder and lightning, etc.
- an instance of much rain, snow, etc., but without strong winds.
- a heavy or sudden outpouring or shower of things, as of bullets:a storm of bullets.
- a heavy, loud, or sudden outburst of feelings, emotions, etc.:a storm of abuse.
- [no object; it + ~] (of the wind or weather) to blow with unusual force, or to rain, snow, etc., esp. heavily:It stormed all day.
- to rage with fury: [no object]He stormed about how unfair it all was.[used with quotations]"Get out and don't come back!'' he stormed.
- [no object] to rush, move, or stamp angrily:He stormed out of the room.
- [~ + object] to attack or assault:The army stormed the fortress.
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storm /stɔːm/ n
- a violent weather condition of strong winds, rain, hail, thunder, lightning, blowing sand, snow, etc
- (as modifier): storm signal, storm sail
- (in combination): stormproof
- a strong or violent reaction: a storm of protest
- a direct assault on a stronghold
- a heavy discharge or rain, as of bullets or missiles
- short for storm window
- storm in a teacup ⇒ Brit a violent fuss or disturbance over a trivial matter
- take by storm ⇒ to capture or overrun by a violent assault
- to overwhelm and enthral
Etymology: Old English, related to Old Norse stormr, German Sturm; see stir1
- to attack or capture (something) suddenly and violently
- (intransitive) to be vociferously angry
- (intransitive) to move or rush violently or angrily
- (intr; with it as subject) to rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning
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