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hur·ri·cane

 (hûr′ĭ-kān′)
n.
1. A severe tropical cyclone having winds greater than 64 knots (74 miles per hour; 119 kilometers per hour), originating in the equatorial regions of the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea or eastern regions of the Pacific Ocean, traveling north, northwest, or northeast from its point of origin, and usually involving heavy rains.
2. A wind with a speed greater than 64 knots (74 miles per hour; 119 kilometers per hour per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.
3. Something resembling a hurricane in force or speed.

[Spanish huracán, from Taíno hurákan; akin to Arawak kulakani, thunder.]

hurricane

(ˈhʌrɪkən; -keɪn)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a severe, often destructive storm, esp a tropical cyclone
2. (Physical Geography)
a. a wind of force 12 or above on the Beaufort scale
b. (as modifier): a wind of hurricane force.
3. anything acting like such a wind
[C16: from Spanish huracán, from Taino hurakán, from hura wind]

hur•ri•cane

(ˈhɜr ɪˌkeɪn, ˈhʌr-; esp. Brit. -kən)

n.
1. a violent, tropical, cyclonic storm, esp. of the W North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 74 mph (33 m/sec).
2. anything suggesting a violent storm.
[1545–55; < Sp huracán < Taino hurakán]
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hurricane
A hurricane forms when clusters of thunderstorms converge over warm water. Warm, moist air is drawn up into the clouds, creating tunnels as the air rises. The strongest winds and heaviest rains center around the eye of the storm, while the eye itself remains calm.

hur·ri·cane

(hûr′ĭ-kān′)
A severe, rotating tropical storm with heavy rains and cyclonic winds exceeding 74 miles (119 kilometers) per hour. Hurricanes originate in the tropical parts of the Atlantic Ocean or the Caribbean Sea and move generally northward. They lose force when they move over land or colder ocean waters. See Note at cyclone.

hurricane

a extremely strong wind, usually accompanied by foul weather, more than 65 knots on the Beaufort scale.
See also: Wind

hurricane

A severe tropical storm rated 12 on the Beaufort scale.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hurricane - a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)hurricane - a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)
cyclone - a violent rotating windstorm
Beaufort scale, wind scale - an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)

hurricane

noun storm, gale, tornado, cyclone, typhoon, tempest, twister (U.S. informal), windstorm, willy-willy (Austral.) People have been killed in the hurricane's destructive path.
Translations
hurikánuragán
orkan
uragano
hirmumyrskyhurrikaani
uragan
hurrikán
fellibylur; fárviîri
ハリケーン大暴風暴風暴風雨
허리케인
uraganas
orkānsviesuļvētra
uragán
orkan
orkan
พายุเฮอร์ริเคน
cuồng phong

hurricane

[ˈhʌrɪkən]
A. N (Met) → huracán m
B. CPD hurricane lamp Nlámpara f a prueba de viento

hurricane

[ˈhʌrɪkeɪn ˈhʌrɪkən] nouragan m
hurricane Charley → l'ouragan Charleyhurricane-force wind nvent m de force 12hurricane lamp nlampe-tempête fhurricane season nsaison f des cycloneshurricane warning nalerte f cyclonique

hurricane

nOrkan m; (tropical) → Hurrikan m; hurricane forceOrkanstärke f

hurricane

[ˈhʌrɪkən] nuragano

hurricane

(ˈharikən) , ((American) ˈhə:rikein) noun
a violent storm with winds blowing at over 120 kilometres per hour.

hurricane

إِعْصَّارٌ hurikán orkan Orkan τυφώνας huracán hirmumyrsky ouragan uragan uragano ハリケーン 허리케인 orkaan orkan huragan furacão ураган orkan พายุเฮอร์ริเคน kasırga cuồng phong 飓风

hurricane

n huracán m

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