Definitions

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

  • n. A storm marked by heavy snowfall.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Bad weather involving blowing winds and snow, or blowing winds and heavy snowfall amount.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A storm with falling snow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A storm with a fall of snow.

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

  • n. a storm with widespread snowfall accompanied by strong winds

Etymologies

From snow + storm (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In preparation to whatever snowstorm is coming our way?

    Say it isn’t so! « Dating Jesus

  • Copenhagen (CNN) – In a strange twist, a Washington snowstorm is forcing Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to make an early departure from a global warming summit here in Denmark.

    DC snowstorm chills Pelosi's global warming trip

  • What if the snowstorm is what's causing the failure to communicate?

    The Cold and Ugly Light of Truth: Special MFA Edition

  • Weather: The inversion has passed, but a huge snowstorm is about to envelop the Western USA and Canada, well out into the upper Great Plains.

    Archive 2005-11-20

  • Now the first blind of a fast train in a driving snowstorm is no summer picnic.

    Hoboes That Pass in the Night

  • The postman hasn’t delivered our mail since we returned from Florida, so apparently I’ll have to make a trip to the post office and pick it up (since they won’t answer the phone!!) And now this huge snowstorm is coming, foiling my plans for Friday, which included going back to the office, getting the dogs haircuts, and rehearsing with students for a music competition on Saturday.

    What a Week

  • (AP) - Democratic Rep. John Salazar was blocked on the campaign trail Monday when a flatbed truck ran into a snowy ditch during a mountain snowstorm.

    John Salazar Pulls Flatbed Truck Out Of Ditch During Snowstorm (VIDEO)

  • The only one that readily comes to mind is the dream I occasionally have of a warm, night-time snowstorm, which is very blue.

    Monday Random

  • In New York, it was another story—just walking down the street after a snowstorm could be a messy challenge.

    Here We Go Again

  • Dr. MacLure was buried during the great snowstorm, which is still spoken of, and will remain the standard of snowfall in Dr.mtochty for the century.

    Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush

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