Definition of


  1. (noun, phenomenon) a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)

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Alternate forms of Hurricane

Hypernyms: cyclone

Origin of the word Hurricane

  1. 1555, a partially deformed adoptation from Sp. huracan (Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Vald?s, "Historia General y Natural de las Indias," 1547-9), furacan (in the works of Pedro M?rtir De Anghiera, chaplain to the court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella and historian of Spanish explorations), from an Arawakan (W. Indies) word. In Port., it became fura… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Hurricane

harijan, harken, harrison, harsh on, harshen, hearken, heroism, hieracium, hircine, hiroshima, horace mann, horizon, horseman, horsewoman

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