Hurricane and Typhoon

Hurricane

A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a low-pressure center surrounded by a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain.

hurricane n : a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "hurricane": black squall, blaze, blizzard, blow, burst, convulsion, cyclone, dirty weather, equinoctial, eruption, explosion, fit, flare-up, foul weather, gale, gust, half a gale, heavy blow, ill wind, irruption, line squall, line storm, outbreak, outburst, paroxysm, rainstorm, rough weather, seizure, snowstorm, spasm, squall, squall line, storm, storm wind, stormy weather, stormy winds, strong wind, tempest, tempestuous rage, tempestuous wind, thick squall, thundersquall, thunderstorm, tornado, tropical cyclone, twister, typhoon, ugly wind, upheaval, violent blow, whirlwind, white squall, whole gale, williwaw, wind-shift line, windstorm

Hurricane \Hur"ri*cane\, n. [Sp. hurracan; orig. a Carib word signifying, a high wind.] A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster] Like the smoke in a hurricane whirl'd. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Each guilty thought to me is A dreadful hurricane. --Massinger. [1913 Webster] {Hurricane bird} (Zo["o]l.), the frigate bird. {Hurricane deck}. (Naut.) See under {Deck}. [1913 Webster]

Hurricane, UT (city, FIPS 37170) Location: 37.15990 N, 113.33919 W Population (1990): 3915 (1325 housing units) Area: 57.2 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 84737 Hurricane, WV (city, FIPS 39532) Location: 38.43681 N, 82.01694 W Population (1990): 4461 (1831 housing units) Area: 6.4 sq km (land), 0.1 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 25526

HURRICANE, n. An atmospheric demonstration once very common but now generally abandoned for the tornado and cyclone. The hurricane is still in popular use in the West Indies and is preferred by certain old-fashioned sea-captains. It is also used in the construction of the upper decks of steamboats, but generally speaking, the hurricane's usefulness has outlasted it.

Typhoon

A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops in the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean between 180° and 100°E.

typhoon n : a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "typhoon": baguio, black squall, blizzard, blow, cyclone, dirty weather, dust devil, equinoctial, foul weather, gale, half a gale, heavy blow, hurricane, ill wind, line squall, line storm, rainspout, rainstorm, rotary storm, rough weather, sand column, sandspout, snowstorm, squall, squall line, storm, storm wind, stormy weather, stormy winds, strong wind, tempest, tempestuous rage, tempestuous wind, thick squall, thundersquall, thunderstorm, tornado, tropical, tropical cyclone, twister, ugly wind, violent blow, waterspout, whirlblast, whirlwind, white squall, whole gale, williwaw, wind eddy, wind-shift line, windstorm

Typhoon \Ty*phoon"\, n. [Earlier tuffoon, tuffon, Pg. tuf[~a]o, Ar. tuf[=a]n a violent storm; probably fr. Gr. tyfw^n, tyfw^s, a violent whirlwind, that rushes upward from the earth, whirling clouds of dust (cf. {Typhus}); or perhaps from Chin. t'ai-fung a cyclonic wind.] A violent whirlwind; specifically, a violent whirlwind occurring in the Chinese seas. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • hurricane: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • hurricane: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • hurricane: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • hurricane: U.S. Gazetteer (1990)
  • hurricane: THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993)
  • typhoon: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • typhoon: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • typhoon: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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