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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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A hurricane occurring in the western Pacific Ocean. See Note at cyclone.
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a cyclone or hurricane in the western Pacific Ocean.See also: Wind
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An intense cyclone in the China Sea where the spiraling wind-speed reaches over 100 miles (160km) per hour.
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|Noun||1.||typhoon - a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans|
cyclone - a violent rotating windstorm
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noun storm, tornado, cyclone, tempest, squall, tropical storm She had to endure being in a typhoon for 67 hours.
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typhoon[taɪˈfuːn] N → tifón 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] n → typhon m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Taifun 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] n → tifone m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a violent sea-storm occurring in the East. They were caught in a typhoon in the China seas. tifoon إعْصار тайфун tufão / furação tajfun der Taifun tyfon τυφώναςtifón taifuun چرخند استوایی؛ تیفون taifuuni typhonטייפון प्रचण्ड तूफान tajfun, orkan tájfun topan fellibylur tifone 台風 태풍 taifūnas taifūns taufan tyfoonvirvelstorm, tyfontajfun ټیفون tufao taifun тайфун tajfún tajfun tajfun tyfon พายุไต้ฝุ่น tayfun, şiddetli kasırga 颱風 тайфун طوفاني ہوا bão to 台风
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