Definition of Hurricane

1. Noun. A severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale).

Generic synonyms: Cyclone
Group relationships: Beaufort Scale, Wind Scale



Definition of Hurricane

1. n. A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively.

Definition of Hurricane

1. Proper noun. A British fighter aircraft used during World War II, especially during the Battle of Britain ¹

2. Proper noun. A town in West Virginia, United States, population 5,968 (2005 census estimate) ¹

3. Proper noun. A town in Utah, United States, population 9,748 (2004 Census estimate) ¹

4. Noun. A severe tropical cyclone in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or in the eastern North Pacific off the west coast of Mexico, with winds of 75 miles per hour (120.7 kph) or greater accompanied by rain, lightning, and thunder that sometimes moves into temperate latitudes. ¹

5. Noun. (meteorology) a wind scale for quite strong wind, stronger than a storm ¹

6. Noun. (sports aerial freestyle skiing) "full—triple-full—full" – an acrobatic maneuver consisting of three flips and five twists, with one twist on the first flip, three twists on the second flip, one twist on the third flip ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hurricane

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Medical Definition of Hurricane

1. A violent storm, characterised by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively. "Like the smoke in a hurricane whirl'd." (Tennyson) "Each guilty thought to me is A dreadful hurricane. " (Massinger) Hurricane bird See Deck. Origin: Sp. Hurracan; orig. A Carib word signifying, a high wind. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hurricane

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hurr
hurra
hurraed
hurrah
hurrahed
hurrahing
hurrahs
hurraing
hurras
hurray
hurrayed
hurraying
hurrays
hurred
hurricane (current term)
hurricane bow
hurricane bows
hurricane deck
hurricane lamp
hurricane lantern
hurricane roof
hurricanelike
hurricanes
hurricano
hurricanoes
hurricanos
hurried
hurried up
hurriedly

Literary usage of Hurricane

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1. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1892)
"Never till now has the island been visited by a hurricane at any time betw ... Hitherto the hurricane season of Mauritius been supposed to begin on the ..."

2. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... after the hurricane was over, which had blown them quite out of their knowledge ... unhappily came on board the evening before the hurricane began; and, ..."

3. Transatlantic Sketches, Comprising Visits to the Most Interesting Scenes in by James Edward Alexander (1833)
"The hurricane of 1780—Injudicious style of building—Flat roofs recommended. ... —Barbadoes before the hurricane of 1831—The last great hurricane more ..."

4. The Tribune Almanac and Political Register by Horace Greeley (1912)
"There are also storm and hurricane warnings, the combinations being made with ... hurricane warning—Two red flags with black centres displayed one above the ..."

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