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mon·soon

 (mŏn-so͞on′)
n.
1. A wind system that influences large climatic regions and reverses direction seasonally.
2. A wind from the southwest or south that brings heavy rainfall to southern Asia in the summer.
3. A similar seasonal wind, as in the southwest United States, that brings increased rainfall.
4. The rain that comes with any of these winds or wind systems.

[Obsolete Dutch monssoen, from Portuguese monção, from Arabic mawsim, season, from wasama, to mark; see wsm in Semitic roots.]

mon·soon′al adj.

monsoon

(mɒnˈsuːn)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a seasonal wind of S Asia that blows from the southwest in summer, bringing heavy rains, and from the northeast in winter
2. (Physical Geography) the rainy season when the SW monsoon blows, from about April to October
3. (Physical Geography) any wind that changes direction with the seasons
[C16: from obsolete Dutch monssoen, from Portuguese monção, from Arabic mawsim season]
monˈsoonal adj

mon•soon

(mɒnˈsun)

n.
1. the seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and S Asia, blowing from the SW in summer and from the NE in winter.
2. (in India and nearby lands) the season during which the SW monsoon blows, commonly marked by heavy rains; rainy season.
[1575–85; < Dutch monssoen (now obsolete) < Portuguese monção, earlier moução < Arabic mawsim season]
mon•soon′al, adj.

mon·soon

(mŏn-so͞on′)
1. A system of winds that influences the climate of a large area and that reverses direction with the seasons. Monsoons are caused primarily by the seasonal changes in temperature over large areas of land and water.
2. In southern Asia, a wind that blows from the southwest in summer and usually brings heavy rains.

monsoon

A regular wind that reverses direction with the changing of the seasons.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monsoon - a seasonal wind in southern Asiamonsoon - a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
2.monsoon - rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains
rainy season - one of the two seasons in tropical climates
3.monsoon - any wind that changes direction with the seasons
rain, rainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
Translations
أمطار مَوْسِمِيَّهرِيحٌ مُوسِمِيَةٌريح مَوْسِمِيَّه
monzunobdobí dešťů
monsunregntid
monsuunimonsuuni-ilmastomonsuunisademonsuunituulisadekausi
monsun
monszun
monsúntímimonsúnvindur
モンスーン
우기
lietingas metų laikasmusonas
lietus periodsmusons
monzún
monsun
ฤดูมรสุม
musonmuson mevsim yağmurlarımuson rüzgarı
gió mùa

monsoon

[mɒnˈsuːn]
A. Nmonzón m
B. CPD the monsoon rains NPLlas lluvias monzónicas
monsoon season Népoca f monzónica, estación f de los monzones

monsoon

[mɒnˈsuːn]
n
(= downpour) → pluie f torrentielle
the monsoon (= season) → la mousson
the end of the monsoon → la fin de la mousson monsoons
npl
the monsoons → la mousson
modif [rain] → de mousson; [season] → de la mousson monsoon rainsmonsoon rains nplpluies fpl de mousson

monsoon

nMonsun m; the monsoon rainsder Monsunregen; the monsoons, the monsoon seasondie Monsunzeit

monsoon

[mɒnˈsuːn] nmonsone m

monsoon

(monˈsuːn) noun
1. a wind that blows in Southern Asia, from the south-west in summer, from the northeast in winter.
2. the rainy season caused by the southwest monsoon.

monsoon

رِيحٌ مُوسِمِيَةٌ monzun monsun Monsun μουσώνας monzón monsuuni mousson monsun monsone モンスーン 우기 moesson monsun monsun monção муссон monsun ฤดูมรสุม muson gió mùa 季风
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But he, being a man well experienced in the navigation of those seas, bid us all prepare against a storm, which accordingly happened the day following: for the southern wind, called the southern monsoon, began to set in.
It is well," he answered, "the monsoon will soon bring the ivory ships hither, then I will send you on your way with somewhat to pay your passage.
That was in the monsoon holidays, after he had taken the prize for mathematics.
The monsoon blew with extreme violence during all the next morning.
It was the first great storm of the breaking up of the monsoon, and under the cover of its darkness Sing Lee scurried through the monster filled campong to the bungalow.
Long time before, three monsoon before, me speak 'm true speak.
The gay young doctor's blood ran warm at thought of the South Seas, and in his nostrils I distilled all the scents of the flower- drenched air of that far-off land, and in his eyes I builded him the fairy visions of the tradewind clouds, the monsoon skies, the palm isles and the coral seas.
The northwest monsoon was blowing, and they fled south in the night time, hiding by day on detached and uninhabited islets, or dragging their whale boat into the bush on the large islands.
monsoon to the coast of New Holland, and thence to these islands by the S.
For indeed, to beat up to Hong-Kong against a fierce monsoon, with a ship not sufficiently ballasted and with her supply of water not completed, was an in- sane project.
service in the good old days when mail-boats were square-rigged at least on two masts, and used to come down the China Sea before a fair monsoon with stun'-sails set alow and aloft.
So that Monsoons, Pampas, Nor-Westers, Harmattans, Trades; any wind but the Levanter and Simoom, might blow Moby Dick into the devious zig-zag world-circle of the Pequod's circumnavigating wake.