storm Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “storm” in the English Dictionary

"storm" in British English

See all translations

stormnoun

uk   /stɔːm/  us   /stɔːrm/
  • storm noun (VIOLENT WEATHER)

A2 [C] an ​extremeweathercondition with very ​strongwind, ​heavyrain, and often ​thunder and lightning: A lot of ​trees were ​blown down in the ​recent storms. They're still ​cleaning up the storm ​damage.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

stormverb

uk   /stɔːm/  us   /stɔːrm/
  • storm verb (ATTACK)

[T] to ​attack a ​place or ​building by ​enteringsuddenly in ​greatnumbers: The ​fortress was stormed by hundreds of ​soldiers.
  • storm verb (EMOTIONAL REACTION)

[I or T] literary to ​expressanger in a ​loud and often ​uncontrolled way: [+ speech] "Get out and never come back!" he stormed.storm in/into/out to ​enter or ​leave a ​place in a way that ​shows that you are ​angry: He stormed out of the ​house, ​slamming the ​door as he went.

-stormsuffix

uk   /-stɔːm/  us   /-stɔːrm/
used to ​form words for ​particulartypes of ​violentweather: a ​rainstorm a ​sandstorm a ​snowstorm a ​thunderstorm a windstorm
(Definition of storm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"storm" in American English

See all translations

stormnoun [C]

 us   /stɔrm/
  • storm noun [C] (VIOLENT WEATHER)

an ​extremeweathercondition with ​strongwinds and ​heavyrain or ​snow: The storm ​left over a ​foot of ​snow on the ​ground.
  • storm noun [C] (STRONG FEELING)

a ​strongexpression of ​feeling, esp. in ​reaction to a ​statement or ​event: The new ​rent regulations ​raised a storm of ​criticism from both renters and ​landlords.

stormverb

 us   /stɔrm/
  • storm verb (ATTACK)

[T] to ​attack a ​place or ​buildingsuddenly: Officers stormed the ​building the ​demonstrators had ​occupied.
  • storm verb (SHOW STRONG FEELING)

[I always + adv/prep] to move ​quickly and ​forcefully to show you are ​angry: Henry stormed into Giffen’s ​officewaving a ​copy of the ​newspaper and ​yelling at the ​top of his ​lungs.
(Definition of storm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “storm”
in Korean 폭풍…
in Arabic عاصِفة…
in Malaysian ribut, riuh-rendah…
in French orage, tempête…
in Russian буря, ураган…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡劣的天氣, 風暴, 暴風雨…
in Italian temporale…
in Turkish fırtına…
in Polish burza, nawałnica…
in Spanish tormenta, torrente…
in Vietnamese cơn giông tố, bão, cơn…
in Portuguese tempestade, tormenta…
in Thai พายุ, การแสดงออกอย่างรุนแรง…
in German der Sturm…
in Catalan tempesta…
in Japanese 嵐, 暴風雨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶劣的天气, 风暴, 暴风雨…
in Indonesian badai…
What is the pronunciation of storm?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

costume

the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More