- noun a period of violent weather, with wind and rain or snow
- noun a violent weather disturbance with high winds and rain or snow
- In communications, a condition in which an excess of simultaneous traffic overloads a network. An example is a broadcast storm.
- noun violent weather, consisting of high wind and rain, snow or hail
- verb to assault and capture a position or place
Origin & History of “storm”
Etymologically, a storm is probably a ‘violent disturbance or agitation’; its meteorological connotations appear to be a secondary development. The word comes from a prehistoric Germanic *sturmaz (source also of German sturm and Dutch, Swedish, and Danish storm). this was probably formed from the base *stur- ‘disturbance, agitation’, which also lies behind English stir.