Meteorologya disturbance of the normal condition of the atmosphere, manifesting itself by winds of unusual force or direction, often accompanied by rain, snow, hail, thunder, and lightning, or flying sand or dust.
Meteorologya heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail, or a violent outbreak of thunder and lightning, unaccompanied by strong winds.
MeteorologyAlso called violent storm.[Meteorol.]a wind of 64–72 mph (29–32 m/sec).
Militarya violent military assault on a fortified place, strong position, or the like.
a heavy or sudden volley or discharge:a storm of criticism; a storm of bullets.
a violent disturbance of affairs, as a civil, political, social, or domestic commotion.
a violent outburst or outbreak of expression:a storm of applause.
Meteorology(of the wind or weather) to blow with unusual force, or to rain, snow, hail, etc., esp. with violence (usually used impersonally with it as subject):It stormed all day.
to rage or complain with violence or fury:He stormed angrily at me.
to deliver a violent attack or fire, as with artillery:The troops stormed against the garrison.
to rush to an assault or attack:The tanks stormed towards the city.
to rush angrily:to storm out of a room.
to subject to or as if to a storm:The salesman stormed them with offers.
to utter or say with angry vehemence:The strikers stormed their demands.
to attack or assault (persons, places, or things):to storm a fortress.
Etymology:bef. 900; (noun, nominal) Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch storm, German Sturm, Old Norse stormr; (verb, verbal) Middle English stormen, derivative of the noun, nominal (compare obsolete sturme, Middle English sturmen, Old English styrman, denominative verb, verbal from the same Gmc base as storm); akin to stir1