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Meaning of TORNADO

Pronunciation:  tor'neydow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground

TORNADO is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: twister
 See Also: cyclone, waterspout



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tor*na"do\, n.; pl. {Tornadoes}. [From Sp. or Pg.
tornar to turn, return, L. tornare to turn, hence, a whirling
wind. The Sp. & Pg. tornada is a return. See {Turn}.]
A violent whirling wind; specifically (Meteorol.), a tempest
distinguished by a rapid whirling and slow progressive
motion, usually accompaned with severe thunder, lightning,
and torrents of rain, and commonly of short duration and
small breadth; a small cyclone

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a tornado in your dream, suggests that you are experiencing some extreme emotional outbursts and temper tantrums. Is there a situation or relationship in your life that may be potentially destructive? Dreaming that you are in a tornado means that you are feeling overwhelmed and out of control. You will be met with a series of disappointments for the next week or so. Your plans will be filled with complications. Seeing several tornadoes in your dream, represent people around you who are prone to violent outbursts and shifting mood swings. It may also symbolize a volatile situation or relationship.