storm

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English storm, from Old English storm (a storm, tempest; a storm of arrows; disturbance, disquiet; uproar, tumult; rush, onrush, attack, violent attack), from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz (storm), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)twer-, *(s)tur- (to rotate, swirl, twirl, move around). Cognate with Scots storm (storm), West Frisian stoarm (storm), Dutch storm (storm), Low German storm (storm), German Sturm (storm), Danish storm (storm), Swedish storm (storm), Icelandic stormur (storm). Related to stir.

Noun[edit]

storm (plural storms)

  1. Any disturbed state of the atmosphere, especially as affecting the earth's surface, and strongly implying destructive or unpleasant weather.
    • Shakespeare
      We hear this fearful tempest sing, / Yet seek no shelter to avoid the storm.
    • 2012 January 1, Donald Worster, “A Drier and Hotter Future”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 70: 
      Phoenix and Lubbock are both caught in severe drought, and it is going to get much worse. We may see many such [dust] storms in the decades ahead, along with species extinctions, radical disturbance of ecosystems, and intensified social conflict over land and water. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the epoch when humans have become a major geological and climatic force.
  2. A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; violent outbreak.
    The proposed reforms have led to a political storm.
    • Shakespeare
      Her sister / Began to scold and raise up such a storm.
  3. (meteorology) a wind scale for very strong wind, stronger than a gale, less than a hurricane (10 or higher on the Beaufort scale).
  4. (military) A violent assault on a stronghold or fortified position.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English stormen, sturmen, from Old English styrman (to storm, rage; make a great noise, cry aloud, shout), from Proto-Germanic *sturmijanan (to storm). Cognate with Dutch stormen (to storm; bluster), Low German stormen (to storm), German stürmen (to storm; rage; attack; assault), Swedish storma (to storm; bluster), Icelandic storma (to storm).

Verb[edit]

storm (third-person singular simple present storms, present participle storming, simple past and past participle stormed)

  1. To move quickly and noisily like a storm, usually in a state of uproar or anger.
    She stormed out of the room.
  2. To assault (a stronghold or fortification) with military forces.
    Troops stormed the complex.
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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse stormr (storm), from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)twer-, *(s)tur- (to rotate, swirl, twirl, move around).

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storm c (singular definite stormen, plural indefinite storme)

  1. storm

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storm

  1. Imperative of storme.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch storm, from Old Dutch *storm, from Frankish *sturm, from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)twer-, *(s)tur- (to rotate, swirl, twirl, move around). Compare Low German Storm, German Sturm, West Frisian stoarm, English storm, Danish storm, Icelandic stormur.

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storm m (plural stormen, diminutive stormpje n)

  1. storm; a wind scale for very strong wind, stronger than a gale, less than a hurricane.

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storm

  1. first-person singular present indicative of stormen
  2. imperative of stormen

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse stormr, from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)twer-, *(s)tur- (to rotate, swirl, twirl, move around).

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storm m (definite singular stormen, indefinite plural stormer, definite plural stormene)

  1. storm
    En kraftig storm er venta seinere i dag.
    A strong storm is expected to hit later today.

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  • “storm” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse stormr, from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)twer-, *(s)tur- (to rotate, swirl, twirl, move around).

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storm m (definite singular stormen, indefinite plural stormar, definite plural stormane)

  1. storm
    Ein kraftig storm er venta seinare i dag.
    A strong storm is expected to hit later today.

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  • “storm” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sturmaz, whence also Old Saxon storm, Old High German sturm, Old Norse stormr. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)twer-, *(s)tur- (to rotate, swirl, twirl, move around).

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storm m

  1. storm

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse stormr, from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)twer-, *(s)tur- (to rotate, swirl, twirl, move around).

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  • IPA(key): /stɔrm/
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storm c

  1. storm; heavy winds or weather associated with storm winds.

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