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ty·phoon

 (tī-fo͞on′)
n.
A tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian Oceans.

[Alteration (influenced by Chinese terms for typhoons, perhaps Cantonese toi2fung1, typhoon, and kindred terms) of earlier English tuffon, tufan, deluge, from Hindi and Urdu tūfān, storm of wind and rain, flood, from Arabic ṭūfān, deluge, from Greek tuphōn, Typhon, whirlwind.]

typhoon

(taɪˈfuːn)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a violent tropical storm or cyclone, esp in the China seas and W Pacific
2. (Physical Geography) a violent storm of India
[C16: from Chinese tai fung great wind, from tai great + fung wind; influenced by Greek tuphōn whirlwind]
typhonic adj

ty•phoon

(taɪˈfun)

n.
1. a tropical cyclone or hurricane of the W Pacific area and the China seas.
2. a violent storm or tempest of India.
[1690–1700; < dial. Chinese (Guangdong) daaih-fùng (akin to Chinese dàfēng great wind), altered by association with Greek tȳphôn violent wind]

ty·phoon

(tī-fo͞on′)
A hurricane occurring in the western Pacific Ocean. See Note at cyclone.

typhoon

a cyclone or hurricane in the western Pacific Ocean.
See also: Wind

typhoon

An intense cyclone in the China Sea where the spiraling wind-speed reaches over 100 miles (160km) per hour.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.typhoon - a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceanstyphoon - a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans
cyclone - a violent rotating windstorm

typhoon

noun storm, tornado, cyclone, tempest, squall, tropical storm She had to endure being in a typhoon for 67 hours.
Translations
إعْصار
tajfun
tyfon
tájfun
fellibylur
taifūnas
taifūns
tajfún
şiddetli kasırgatayfun

typhoon

[taɪˈfuːn] Ntifón m

typhoon

[taɪˈfuːn] ntyphon m

typhoon

nTaifun m

typhoon

[taɪˈfuːn] ntifone m

typhoon

(taiˈfuːn) noun
a violent sea-storm occurring in the East. They were caught in a typhoon in the China seas.
References in classic literature ?
I see the sickening wall of weapons now; I see that advancing host as I saw it then, I see the hate in those cruel eyes; I remember how I drooped my head upon my breast, I feel again the sudden earthquake shock in my rear, administered by the very ram I was sacrificing myself to save; I hear once more the typhoon of laughter that burst from the assaulting column as I clove it from van to rear like a Sepoy shot from a Rodman gun.
Glad it's a typhoon from the south, for it will carry us forward.
She trotted forth to raise a typhoon off the cook-house, and almost on her shadow rolled in the Babu, robed as to the shoulders like a Roman emperor, jowled like Titus, bare-headed, with new patent- leather shoes, in highest condition of fat, exuding joy and salutations.
Yet he was a man who had faced undaunted hurricane and typhoon, and would not have hesitated to fight a dozen unarmed niggers with nothing but a revolver to help him.
They were peaceful fishermen, they explained, whose prahus had been wrecked in the recent typhoon.
There was rumor that they went to the South Seas - were lost on a trading schooner in a typhoon, or something like that.
The Merry Mist was my schooner's name, and I had thought she was stoutly built until she hit that typhoon.
A savage, wandering somewhere beyond the limits of the horizon, might have believed that some new crater was forming in the bosom of Florida, although there was neither any eruption, nor typhoon, nor storm, nor struggle of the elements, nor any of those terrible phenomena which nature is capable of producing.
Gales we encountered now and again, for it was a raw and stormy region, and, in the middle of June, a typhoon most memorable to me and most important because of the changes wrought through it upon my future.
I may venture to assert the same of every aspect of the story, while I confess that the particular typhoon of the tale was not a typhoon of my actual experience.
Long seasoned and weather-stained in the typhoons and calms of all four oceans, her old hull's complexion was darkened like a French grenadier's, who has alike fought in Egypt and Siberia.
Let the owners stand on Nantucket beach and outyell the Typhoons.