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Storm

In other languages, the word for storm is:
Indonesian:(angin) rinut
Malagasy: rivotra

Storm, n. Etym: [as. storm; akin to d. storm, g. sturm, icel. stormr; And perhaps to gr. s to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to l. sternere to Strew, prostrate (cf. Stratum). *166.]

1. A violent disturbance of the atmosphere, attended by wind, rain, Snow, hail, or thunder and lightning; hence, often, a heavy fall of Rain, snow, or hail, whether accompanied with wind or not. We hear this fearful tempest sing, yet seek no shelter to avoid the Storm. Shak.

2. A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or Domestic commotion; sedition, insurrection, or war; violent outbreak; Clamor; tumult. I will stir up in england some black storm. Shak. Her sister began to scold and raise up such a storm. Shak.

3. A heavy shower or fall, any adverse outburst of tumultuous force; Violence. A brave man struggling in the storms of fate. Pope.

4. (mil.)

Defn: a violent assault on a fortified place; a furious attempt of Troops to enter and take a fortified place by scaling the walls, Forcing the gates, or the like.

Note: storm is often used in the formation of self-explained Compounds; as, storm-presaging, stormproof, storm-tossed, and the Like. Magnetic storm. See under magnetic.

-- storm-and-stress period etym: [a translation of g. sturm und

Drang periode], a designation given to the literary agitation and Revolutionary development in germany under the lead of goethe and Schiller in the latter part of the 18th century.

-- storm center (meteorol.), the center of the area covered by a

Storm, especially by a storm of large extent.

-- storm door (arch.), an extra outside door to prevent the entrance

Of wind, cold, rain, etc.; -- usually removed in summer.

-- storm path (meteorol.), the course over which a storm, or storm

Center, travels.

-- storm petrel. (zoöl.) See stormy petrel, under petrel.
-- storm sail (naut.), any one of a number of strong, heavy sails

That are bent and set in stormy weather.

-- storm scud. See the note under cloud.

Syn.

-- tempest; violence; agitation; calamity.
-- storm, tempest. Storm is violent agitation, a commotion of the

Elements by wind, etc., but not necessarily implying the fall of Anything from the clouds. Hence, to call a mere fall or rain without Wind a storm is a departure from the true sense of the word. A Tempest is a sudden and violent storm, such as those common on the Coast of italy, where the term originated, and is usually attended by A heavy rain, with lightning and thunder. Storms beat, and rolls the main; o! Beat those storms, and roll the Seas, in vain. Pope. What at first was called a gust, the same hath now a storm's, anon a Tempest's name. Donne.

Storm Storm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stormed; p. pr. & vb. n. Storming.] (mil.)

Defn: to assault; to attack, and attempt to take, by scaling walls, Forcing gates, breaches, or the like; as, to storm a fortified town.

Storm Storm, v. i. Etym: [cf. As. styrman.]

1. To raise a tempest. Spenser.

2. To blow with violence; also, to rain, hail, snow, or the like, Usually in a violent manner, or with high wind; -- used impersonally; As, it storms.

3. To rage; to be in a violent passion; to fume. The master storms, the lady scolds. Swift.

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