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English noun: storm

1. storm (phenomenon) a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning


Synonymsviolent storm


Broader (hypernym)atmospheric phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)blizzard, electric storm, electrical storm, firestorm, hailstorm, ice storm, noreaster, northeaster, rainstorm, silver storm, snowstorm, thunderstorm, windstorm


Part holonymstorm center, storm centre


Part meronymBeaufort scale, wind scale

2. storm (state) a violent commotion or disturbance


SamplesThe storms that had characterized their relationship had died away.
It was only a tempest in a teapot.


Synonymstempest


Broader (hypernym)commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do

3. storm (act) a direct and violent assault on a stronghold


Broader (hypernym)assault


English verb: storm

1. storm (stative) behave violently, as if in state of a great anger


Synonymsrage, ramp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do

2. storm (contact) take by force


SamplesStorm the fort.


ExamplesThey storm the hill


Synonymsforce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate

3. storm (weather) rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning


SamplesIf it storms, we'll need shelter.


ExamplesIt was storming all day long


Pattern of useIt is ----ing


Entailrain, rain down

4. storm (weather) blow hard


SamplesIt was storming all night.


Pattern of useIt is ----ing


Broader (hypernym)blow

5. storm (competition) attack by storm; attack suddenly


ExamplesThey storm the hill


Synonymssurprise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)assail, attack









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