from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A severe tropical cyclone originating in the equatorial regions of the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea or eastern regions of the Pacific Ocean, traveling north, northwest, or northeast from its point of origin, and usually involving heavy rains.
- n. A wind with a speed greater than 74 miles (119 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale.
- n. Something resembling a hurricane in force or speed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A severe tropical cyclone in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or in the eastern North Pacific off the west coast of Mexico, with winds of 75 miles per hour (120.7 kph) or greater accompanied by rain, lightning, and thunder that sometimes moves into temperate latitudes.
- n. a wind scale for quite strong wind, stronger than a storm
- n. "full—triple-full—full" – an acrobatic maneuver consisting of three flips and five twists, with one twist on the first flip, three twists on the second flip, one twist on the third flip
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A storm of the intensest severity; a cyclone.
- n. Any violent tempest, or anything suggestive of one.
- n. In the eighteenth century, a social party; a rout; a drum.
- n. Synonyms Tempest, etc. See wind.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)
In the Nothern hemisphere, the term hurricane is usually used to describe the kind of storm that recently hit Myanmar.
I use the term hurricane to point out some failures and reactions.
The term hurricane denotes a tropical cyclone whose maximum sustained wind speed is at least 74 miles per hour.
Environmentalists, meanwhile, are hoping the measures will slow down development in sensitive areas, and business groups have hailed the reinsurance bill as an important step in reducing what they call "hurricane taxes," the assessments on consumers and businesses to pay off posthurricane bonds.
By the way, the word hurricane comes from the Caribbean god of evil, hurican.
I knew he was a chicken-shit when he hid behind his pet goat at 9/11 but hiding behind kids during a hurricane is the lowest he can get.
However, that does not mean that the federal response AFTER the hurricane is any better by comparison.
It's not as if the hurricane is an hour away from hitting and it's either the dog's life or the old lady, each vying for the last spot on the bus.
This hurricane is acting like it's working for the Fitzgerald investigation; no one seems to know where it's going to go and what it's going to do.
Listen, the only scary thing in FL after a hurricane is your insurance adjuster!