WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
storm /stɔrm/USA pronunciation n. [countable]
  1. Meteorologya condition of the weather with strong winds, rain, thunder and lightning, etc.
  2. Meteorologyan instance of much rain, snow, etc., but without strong winds.
  3. a heavy or sudden outpouring or shower of things, as of bullets:a storm of bullets.
  4. a heavy, loud, or sudden outburst of feelings, emotions, etc.:a storm of abuse.

  • Meteorology[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.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    storm /stɔːm/ n
    1. a violent weather condition of strong winds, rain, hail, thunder, lightning, blowing sand, snow, etc
    2. (as modifier): storm signal, storm sail
    3. (in combination): stormproof
    4. a strong or violent reaction: a storm of protest
    5. a direct assault on a stronghold
    6. a heavy discharge or rain, as of bullets or missiles
    7. short for storm window
    8. storm in a teacupBrit a violent fuss or disturbance over a trivial matter
    9. take by stormto capture or overrun by a violent assault
    10. to overwhelm and enthral
    1. to attack or capture (something) suddenly and violently
    2. (intransitive) to be vociferously angry
    3. (intransitive) to move or rush violently or angrily
    4. (intr; with it as subject) to rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning
    Etymology: Old English, related to Old Norse stormr, German Sturm; see stir1

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