Definition of Tornado

1. Noun. A localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground.

Exact synonyms: Twister
Generic synonyms: Cyclone
Specialized synonyms: Supertwister, Waterspout
Derivative terms: Twist



2. Noun. A purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive.
Exact synonyms: Crack, Crack Cocaine
Generic synonyms: Cocain, Cocaine

Definition of Tornado

1. n. A violent whirling wind; specifically (Meteorol.), a tempest distinguished by a rapid whirling and slow progressive motion, usually accompaned with severe thunder, lightning, and torrents of rain, and commonly of short duration and small breadth; a small cyclone.

Definition of Tornado

1. Noun. (meteorology) A violent windstorm characterized by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud. ¹

2. Noun. A rolled pork roast. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tornado

1. a violent windstorm [n -DOES or -DOS] : TORNADIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Tornado

1. Origin: From Sp. Or Pg. Tornar to turn, return, L. Tornare to turn, hence, a whirling wind. The Sp. & Pg. Tornada is a return. See Turn. A violent whirling wind; specifically, a tempest distinguished by a rapid whirling and slow progressive motion, usually accompaned with severe thunder, lightning, and torrents of rain, and commonly of short duration and small breadth; a small cyclone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tornado

tormentress
tormentresses
tormentries
tormentrix
tormentry
torments
tormentum
tormina
torminal
torminous
torn
torn away
tornade
tornades
tornadic
tornado (current term)
tornado cellar
tornado epilepsy
tornado lantern
tornadocane
tornadocanes
tornadoes
tornadolike
tornados
tornaria
tornillo
tornillos
toro
torob
toroid

Literary usage of Tornado

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"On Wednesday, February 27, Ellis, the master, and Shultz, the agent, of The tornado, made a contract with the Tow-Boat Association to which The Norman, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Among the most remarkable of the tornado-swept regions of the globe are certain portions of the United States ; and to the ciam ¡nation of these the ..."

3. Meteorology: A Text-book on the Weather, the Causes of Its Changes, and by Willis Isbister Milham (1912)
"The funnel cloud of a tornado is usually associated with the front of the violent ... After a tornado passes, all the characteristics of a violent ..."

4. Meteorology: A Text-book on the Weather, the Causes of Its Changes, and by Willis Isbister Milham (1912)
"The funnel cloud of a tornado is usually associated with the ... After a tornado passes, all the characteristics of a violent thundershower usually appear. ..."

5. Men and Events of Forty Years: Autobiographical Reminiscences of an Active by Josiah Bushnell Grinnell, Henry Webster Parker (1891)
"Grinnell University and Iowa College — Their building — Progress — Fire — tornado Benefactors — Tribute to their Memory — Other Benefactors — Use of Trust ..."

6. Cases Selected from Those Heard and Determined in the Vice-admiralty Court by Québec (Province). Vice-Admiralty Court (1875)
"tornado—CRAWFORD. Collision by two vessels while sailing, one on the starboard tack, close to the wind, and the other on the port tack : IIM, ..."

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