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cutaway depiction of a hurricane

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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The olive hue of hurricane clouds presents an aspect peculiarly appalling.
But it soon had to repent of its boasting, for a hurricane arose which tore it up from its roots, and cast it a useless log on the ground, while the little Reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
The first hurricane that comes along will wash it away.
And Jukes heard the voice of his commander hardly any louder than before, but nearer, as though, starting to march athwart the prodigious rush of the hurricane, it had approached him, bearing that strange effect of quietness like the serene glow of a halo.
It really was a violent storm, approaching a hurricane in force, and at one time it seemed as though the craft, having been heeled far over under a staggering wave that swept her decks, would not come back to an even keel.
The Victoria was bending to the force of the hurricane, and dragging along the car, the latter grazing the sand.
My Dear Hessie, we have been two days on Mont Blanc, in the midst of a terrible hurricane of snow, we have lost our way, and are in a hole scooped in the snow, at an altitude of 15,000 feet.
All at once, a great galloping of horses filled the neighboring streets, and, with a long file of torches and a thick column of cavaliers, with free reins and lances in rest, these furious sounds debouched on the Place like a hurricane,--
Notwithstanding all the obligations she had received from Jones, Mrs Miller could not forbear in the morning some gentle remonstrances for the hurricane which had happened the preceding night in his chamber.
I wish you could have been there to see it all, hear it all, and feel it: and get yourself blown away with the hurricane huzza that swept the place as a finish.
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.
It was easy to see that a hurricane of mighty fury had vented itself upon it.