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Meaning of HURRICANE

Pronunciation:  'huru`keyn

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)

HURRICANE is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: Beaufort scale, cyclone, wind scale



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

      Like the smoke in a hurricane whirl'd.   --Tennyson.

      Each guilty thought to me is A dreadful hurricane.

{Hurricane bird} (Zo["o]l.), the frigate bird.

{Hurricane deck}. (Naut.) See under {Deck}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a hurricane in your dream indicates sudden and/or unexpected changes occurring in your life. You may be experiencing some destructive and powerful emotions. Dreaming that you are swept up the hurricane, suggests that both your mental and emotional forces are building up inside and making themselves known. You may be literally consumed by your emotions.
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