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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Storm  \Storm\,  n. 
  {Anticyclonic  storm}  (Meteor.),  a  storm  characterized  by  a 
  central  area  of  high  atmospheric  pressure,  and  having  a 
  system  of  winds  blowing  spirally  outward  in  a  direction 
  contrary  to  that  cyclonic  storms.  It  is  attended  by  low 
  temperature,  dry  air,  infrequent  precipitation,  and  often 
  by  clear  sky.  Called  also  {high-area  storm}, 
  {anticyclone}.  When  attended  by  high  winds,  snow,  and 
  freezing  temperatures  such  storms  have  various  local 
  names  as  {blizzard},  {wet  norther},  {purga},  {buran}, 
  {Cyclonic  storm}.  (Meteor.)  A  cyclone,  or  low-area  storm.  See 
  {Cyclone},  above.  Stovain  \Sto"va*in\,  n.  Also  -ine  \-ine\ 
  .  [Stove  (a  translation  of  the  name  of  the  discoverer, 
  Fourneau  +  -in,  -ine.]  (Pharm.) 
  A  substance,  {C14H22O2NCl},  the  hydrochloride  of  an  amino 
  compound  containing  benzol,  used  in  solution  with 
  strychnine,  as  a  local  an[ae]sthetic,  esp.  by  injection  into 
  the  sheath  of  the  spinal  cord,  producing  an[ae]sthesia  below 
  the  point  of  introduction. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Storm  \Storm\,  v.  i.  [Cf.  AS  styrman.] 
  1.  To  raise  a  tempest.  --Spenser. 
  2.  To  blow  with  violence;  also  to  rain,  hail,  snow,  or  the 
  like  usually  in  a  violent  manner,  or  with  high  wind;  -- 
  used  impersonally;  as  it  storms. 
  3.  To  rage;  to  be  in  a  violent  passion;  to  fume. 
  The  master  storms,  the  lady  scolds.  --Swift. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Storm  \Storm\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stormed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Storming}.]  (Mil.) 
  To  assault;  to  attack,  and  attempt  to  take  by  scaling  walls, 
  forcing  gates,  breaches,  or  the  like  as  to  storm  a 
  fortified  town. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Storm  \Storm\,  n.  [AS.  storm;  akin  to  D.  storm,  G.  sturm,  Icel. 
  stormr;  and  perhaps  to  Gr  ?  assault,  onset,  Skr.  s?  to  flow, 
  to  hasten,  or  perhaps  to  L.  sternere  to  strew,  prostrate  (cf. 
  {Stratum}).  [root]166.] 
  1.  A  violent  disturbance  of  the  atmosphere,  attended  by  wind, 
  rain,  snow,  hail,  or  thunder  and  lightning;  hence  often 
  a  heavy  fall  of  rain,  snow,  or  hail,  whether  accompanied 
  with  wind  or  not 
  We  hear  this  fearful  tempest  sing,  Yet  seek  no 
  shelter  to  avoid  the  storm.  --Shak. 
  2.  A  violent  agitation  of  human  society;  a  civil,  political, 
  or  domestic  commotion;  sedition,  insurrection,  or  war; 
  violent  outbreak;  clamor;  tumult. 
  I  will  stir  up  in  England  some  black  storm.  --Shak. 
  Her  sister  Began  to  scold  and  raise  up  such  a  storm. 
  3.  A  heavy  shower  or  fall,  any  adverse  outburst  of  tumultuous 
  force;  violence. 
  A  brave  man  struggling  in  the  storms  of  fate. 
  4.  (Mil.)  A  violent  assault  on  a  fortified  place  a  furious 
  attempt  of  troops  to  enter  and  take  a  fortified  place  by 
  scaling  the  walls,  forcing  the  gates,  or  the  like 
  Note:  Storm  is  often  used  in  the  formation  of  self-explained 
  compounds;  as  storm-presaging,  stormproof, 
  storm-tossed,  and  the  like 
  {Magnetic  storm}.  See  under  {Magnetic}. 
  {Storm-and-stress  period}  [a  translation  of  G.  sturm  und 
  drang  periode],  a  designation  given  to  the  literary 
  agitation  and  revolutionary  development  in  Germany  under 
  the  lead  of  Goethe  and  Schiller  in  the  latter  part  of  the 
  18th  century. 
  {Storm  center}  (Meteorol.),  the  center  of  the  area  covered  by 
  a  storm,  especially  by  a  storm  of  large  extent. 
  {Storm  door}  (Arch.),  an  extra  outside  door  to  prevent  the 
  entrance  of  wind,  cold,  rain,  etc.;  --  usually  removed  in 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  violent  weather  condition  with  winds  64-72  knots  (11  on 
  the  Beaufort  scale)  and  precipitation  and  thunder  and 
  lightening  [syn:  {violent  storm}] 
  2:  a  violent  commotion  or  disturbance;  "the  storms  that  had 
  characterized  their  relationship  had  died  away";  "it  was 
  only  a  tempest  in  a  teapot"  [syn:  {tempest}] 
  3:  a  direct  and  violent  assault  on  a  stronghold 
  v  1:  behave  violently,  as  if  in  a  great  rage  [syn:  {ramp},  {rage}] 
  2:  take  by  force;  "Storm  the  fort"  [syn:  {force}] 
  3:  rain,  hail,  or  snow  hard  and  be  very  windy,  often  with 
  thunder  or  lightning;  "It  was  storming  all  last  night" 
  4:  blow  hard;  "It  was  storming  all  night" 
  5:  attack  by  storm;  attack  suddenly  [syn:  {surprise}] 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Statistically-Oriented  Matrix  Program 

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