hurricane

7 ENTRIES FOUND:

1hur·ri·cane

noun \ˈhər-ə-ˌkān, -i-kən, ˈhə-rə-, ˈhə-ri-\

: an extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm with very strong winds that occurs especially in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean

Full Definition of HURRICANE

1
:  a tropical cyclone with winds of 74 miles (119 kilometers) per hour or greater that occurs especially in the western Atlantic, that is usually accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning, and that sometimes moves into temperate latitudes — see beaufort scale table
2
:  something resembling a hurricane especially in its turmoil

Examples of HURRICANE

  1. <economic news that unleashed a hurricane on the trading floor>

Origin of HURRICANE

Spanish huracán, from Taino hurakán
First Known Use: 1555

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

2hurricane

adjective

Definition of HURRICANE

:  having or being a glass chimney providing protection from wind <a hurricane lamp>

First Known Use of HURRICANE

1894

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