typhoon

(redirected from Typhoons)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Typhoons: tsunami

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

ty·phoon

(tī-fo͞on′)
A hurricane occurring in the western Pacific Ocean. See Note at cyclone.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

typhoon

a cyclone or hurricane in the western Pacific Ocean.
See also: Wind
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

typhoon

An intense cyclone in the China Sea where the spiraling wind-speed reaches over 100 miles (160km) per hour.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

typhoon

noun storm, tornado, cyclone, tempest, squall, tropical storm She had to endure being in a typhoon for 67 hours.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
إعْصار
tajfun
tyfon
tájfun
fellibylur
taifūnas
taifūns
tajfún
şiddetli kasırgatayfun

typhoon

[taɪˈfuːn] Ntifón m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

typhoon

[taɪˈfuːn] ntyphon m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

typhoon

nTaifun m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

typhoon

[taɪˈfuːn] ntifone m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

typhoon

(taiˈfuːn) noun
a violent sea-storm occurring in the East. They were caught in a typhoon in the China seas.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
So I took him over home myself; and an amazing kind of a surprise party it was, too -- typhoons and cyclones of frantic joy, and whole Niagaras of happy tears; and by George!
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. What cares Ahab?
As for Phileas Fogg, it seemed just as if the typhoon were a part of his programme.
At its first appearance "Typhoon," the story, was classed by some critics as a deliberately intended storm-piece.
They were peaceful fishermen, they explained, whose prahus had been wrecked in the recent typhoon. They had barely escaped with their lives by clambering aboard this wreck which Allah had been so merciful as to place directly in their road.
Will called him the "Typhoon," meaning Tycoon, and the name stuck to him to his great disgust.
"There was rumor that they went to the South Seas - were lost on a trading schooner in a typhoon, or something like that."
We must have been well in the path of the trans-Pacific steamships when the typhoon moderated, and here, to the surprise of the hunters, we found ourselves in the midst of seals--a second herd, or sort of rear-guard, they declared, and a most unusual thing.
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.
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.
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.