Beaufort scale love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A scale of wind velocity ranging from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An empirical measure for the intensity of the wind based mainly on the state of the sea or wave conditions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
  • n. a scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the wind


After Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857), British naval officer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Created by Irish hydrographer and British navy officer Francis Beaufort in 1806. (Wiktionary)


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