- storm [stôrm]n.[ME < OE, akin to Ger sturm < IE base * (s)twer-, to whirl, move or turn quickly > STIR1, L turbare, to agitate]1. an atmospheric disturbance characterized by a strong wind, usually accompanied by rain, snow, sleet, or hail, and, often, thunder and lightning2. any heavy fall of snow, rain, or hail3. anything resembling a storm; specif.,a) a heavy shower or volley of things [a storm of bullets]b) a strong outburst of emotion, passion, excitement, etc.c) a strong disturbance or upheaval of a political or social nature4. a sudden, strong attack on a fortified place: now mainly in the phrase take by storm, to conquer, overwhelm, or win over suddenly and forcefully5. Meteorol. a wind whose speed is 64 to 72 miles per hour: see the Beaufort scale in the Reference Supplementvi.1. to be stormy; blow violently, rain, snow, etc.2. to be violently angry; rage; rant3. to rush or move violently and tumultuously [to storm into a room]vt.1. to attack or direct something at (someone) in a vigorous or angry outburst [to storm a speaker with questions]2. to capture or attempt to capture (a fortified place) with a sudden, strong attackSYN.- ATTACK
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.