Hurricane


Hurricane
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hurricane — (engl.) steht für: Hurrikan, ein tropisches Sturmsystem des Atlantikraumes geographisch: Hurricane (Utah), Ort in den USA Hurricane (West Virginia), Ort in den USA Hurricane Township sowie: Hurricane Festival, Musik Festival Hurricane… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hurricane — puede referirse a: Hawker Hurricane, caza de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Hurricane, localidad estadounidense en el estado de Utah. Hurricane, ciudad estadounidense en el estado de Virginia Occidental. Hurricane, municipio estadounidense ubicado en …   Wikipedia Español

  • hurricane — [ yrikan; ɶrikan ] n. m. • 1955; mot angl., du caraïbe ♦ Anglic. Cyclone, en Amérique centrale. De violents hurricanes. hurricane n. m. Cyclone tropical. (V. encycl. cyclone.) ⇒HURRICANE, subst. masc. Cyclone tropical dans la région caraïbe. Le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hurricane — Hurricane, UT U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 8250 Housing Units (2000): 3375 Land area (2000): 31.107653 sq. miles (80.568449 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.439743 sq. miles (1.138929 sq. km) Total area (2000): 31.547396 sq. miles (81.707378… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Hurricane No. 1 — Hurricane #1 war eine britische Rockband in den späten 1990er Jahren, die dem Genre Britpop zugerechnet werden kann. Bandgeschichte Die Band wurde 1997 gegründet; Mitglieder waren der frühere Ride Gitarrist Andy Bell (Gitarre), Alex Lowe (Gesang… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hurricane — Hurricane  переводится на русский язык как  ураган: Hawker Hurricane  британский одноместный истребитель времён Второй мировой войны, разработанный фирмой Hawker Aircraft Ltd. в 1934 году; Hurricane  сингл американской рок… …   Википедия

  • hurricane — [hʉr′i kān΄, hur′ikən] n. [Sp huracán < WInd (Taino) huracan] 1. a violent tropical cyclone with winds moving at 73 or more miles per hour, often accompanied by torrential rains, and originating usually in the West Indian region: winds of… …   English World dictionary

  • Hurricane, UT — U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 8250 Housing Units (2000): 3375 Land area (2000): 31.107653 sq. miles (80.568449 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.439743 sq. miles (1.138929 sq. km) Total area (2000): 31.547396 sq. miles (81.707378 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Hurricane, WV — U.S. city in West Virginia Population (2000): 5222 Housing Units (2000): 2258 Land area (2000): 2.958705 sq. miles (7.663011 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.019281 sq. miles (0.049937 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.977986 sq. miles (7.712948 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Hurricane G — (born Gloria Rodríguez) is a Puerto Rican rapper from New York. She was the Hit Squad s first female member, and made guest appearances on albums by Keith Murray, Redman, Xzibit, Delinquent Habits, Funkdoobiest, the Cocoa Brovaz, and others. She… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.