storm warning


Definition of storm warning 

1a : a display of storm signals

b : a notification (such as a radio report) that gives warning of an approaching storm

2 : a happening that warns of a difficult or involved state of affairs lying ahead the storm warnings he sees for educationSaturday Review the surest storm warning that something exciting was about to happen— John Mason Brown

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More about storm warning

Share storm warning

Statistics for storm warning

Look-up Popularity

Comments on storm warning

What made you want to look up storm warning? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a knickknack or trinket

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!