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After Sandy hit, my wife and I saw pictures of the devastation following the hurricane in the news. We immediately wanted to find a way to assist those in need.
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Meaning of "hurricane" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HURRICANE

From Spanish huracán, from Taino hurakán, from hura wind.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HURRICANE

hurricane  [ˈhʌrɪkən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HURRICANE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hurricane is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HURRICANE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hurricane

Tropical cyclone

A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain. Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by names such as hurricane, typhoon /taɪˈfuːn/, tropical storm, cyclonic storm, tropical depression, and simply cyclone. Tropical cyclones typically form over large bodies of relatively warm water. They derive their energy from the evaporation of water from the ocean surface, which ultimately recondenses into clouds and rain when moist air rises and cools to saturation. This energy source differs from that of mid-latitude cyclonic storms, such as nor'easters and European windstorms, which are fueled primarily by horizontal temperature contrasts. The strong rotating winds of a tropical cyclone are a result of the conservation of angular momentum imparted by the Earth's rotation as air flows inwards toward the axis of rotation. As a result, they rarely form within 5° of the equator. Tropical cyclones are typically between 100 and 4,000 km in diameter.

Definition of hurricane in the English dictionary

The first definition of hurricane in the dictionary is a severe, often destructive storm, esp a tropical cyclone. Other definition of hurricane is a wind of force 12 or above on the Beaufort scale. Hurricane is also anything acting like such a wind.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HURRICANE


African
ˈæfrɪkən
American
əˈmɛrɪkən
Armorican
ɑːˈmɒrɪkən
Asian-American
ˈeɪʒənəˈmerɪkən
awe-stricken
ˈɔːˌstrɪkən
awestricken
ˈɔːˌstrɪkən
bricken
ˈbrɪkən
horror-stricken
ˈhɒrəˌstrɪkən
Latino-American
læˈtiːnəʊəˌmerɪkən
love-stricken
ˈlʌvstrɪkən
lovestricken
ˈlʌvstrɪkən
Meso-American
ˌmiːzəʊəˈmɛrɪkən
Mesoamerican
ˌmɛsəʊəˈmɛrɪkən
Mexican
ˈmɛksɪkən
moonstricken
ˈmuːnˌstrɪkən
plague-stricken
ˈpleɪɡˌstrɪkən
planet-stricken
ˈplænɪtˌstrɪkən
stricken
ˈstrɪkən
taken
ˈteɪkən
thunderstricken
ˈθʌndəˌstrɪkən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HURRICANE

hurly
hurly-burlies
hurly-burly
Huron
hurrah
hurray
hurricane deck
hurricane lamp
hurricane season
hurricane warning
hurricane-force wind
hurried
hurriedly
hurriedness
hurrier
hurries
hurry
hurry-scurry
hurrying
hurryingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE HURRICANE

arcane
built cane
candy cane
cane
chicane
decane
dumb-cane
floricane
gold-headed cane
hexadecane
lawyer cane
malacca cane
raspberry cane
recane
sarbacane
split cane
split-cane
sugar cane
swagger cane
sword cane

Synonyms and antonyms of hurricane in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HURRICANE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hurricane» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hurricane

Translation of «hurricane» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HURRICANE

Find out the translation of hurricane to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hurricane from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hurricane» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

飓风
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

huracán
570 millions of speakers

English

hurricane
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तूफान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِعْصَّارٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ураган
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

furacão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হ্যারিকেন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ouragan
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Taufan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Orkan
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ハリケーン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

허리케인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Badai
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuồng phong
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சூறாவளி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चक्रीवादळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kasırga
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uragano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

huragan
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ураган
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uragan
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τυφώνας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

orkaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

orkan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

orkan
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hurricane

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HURRICANE»

The term «hurricane» is very widely used and occupies the 3.786 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HURRICANE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hurricane» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hurricane» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hurricane

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10 QUOTES WITH «HURRICANE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hurricane.
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Diane Ackerman
Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.
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Diane Ackerman
When a hurricane thrashes the mid-Atlantic, my hilly town often reaps the fringe of the storm. The rain starts blowing sideways, and sometimes we see hail the size of purie marbles.
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Greg Anderson
We have thousands of patients and family members who are dealing with dual devastation, cancer and the hurricane.
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Michael Bloomberg
If a hurricane strikes, we can blame the president for not being there; we can blame Congress and FEMA; we can blame the state governments; but in the end, it's the mayors and the local city governments that have to be prepared for emergencies and be prepared to act.
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Jo Bonner
Hurricane Katrina this past week was certainly the worst episode in what has become an all-too-familiar and tragic cycle, and our nation is now faced with a set of unprecedented challenges.
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Chloe Bridges
I never take storms as seriously as I should, which is probably not the way I should be handling it. I think it's to do with growing up in New Orleans and having a hurricane, like, once a week.
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Tyson Chandler
After Sandy hit, my wife and I saw pictures of the devastation following the hurricane in the news. We immediately wanted to find a way to assist those in need.
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Michael Chertoff
And one of the things I want to say, Wolf, is we're 100 days from hurricane season, and we've got to start focusing on what we're going to do to make ourselves ready for the next hurricane.
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Michael Chertoff
But I think the bottom line right now is to take the constructive criticism and use that to build toward, as I say, the hurricane season that is 100 days away. And we don't have a lot of time to waste before we start to address that next set of challenges.
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Michael Chertoff
Well, I'm not excusing the fact that planning and preparedness was not where it should be. We've known for 20 years about this hurricane, this possibility of this kind of hurricane.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HURRICANE»

Discover the use of hurricane in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hurricane and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter
Tells the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a black boxer who was wrongly convicted of three murders and spent nearly twenty years in prison.
James S. Hirsch, 2000
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Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom
A spiritual as well as a factual autobiography, this is a self-portrait of Rubin Hurricane Carter, a 20th-century icon and controversial victim of the U.S. justice system turned spokesperson for the wrongfully convicted.
Rubin Hurricane Carter, Ken Klonsky, 2011
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Hurricane Katrina: America's Unnatural Disaster
This collection of polemical essays explores the extent to which African Americans and others were, and are, disproportionately affected by the natural and manmade forces that caused Hurricane Katrina.
Jeremy I. Levitt, Matthew C. Whitaker, 2009
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White Hurricane
In "White Hurricane," nationally recognized nautical writer and experienced Great Lakes mariner David G. Brown uses firsthand accounts and contemporary newspaper reports to re-create the desperate struggles aboard doomed and damaged vessels ...
David G. Brown, 2004
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Hawker Hurricane Pilot's Flight Operating Manual
This pilot's flight operating manual was standard issue to R.A.F. pilots during WWII. Although this manual has been slightly reformatted to 8.5x11, care has been taken to preserve the authenticity of the text.
Royal Air Force, 2008
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On Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina
Leading experts address questions of public and private roles in assessing, managing, and mitigating major risks to public health and safety in light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl, Howard Kunreuther, 2011
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The Great Deluge
In The Great Deluge, bestselling author Douglas Brinkley finds the true heroes of this unparalleled catastrophe, and lets the survivors tell their own stories, masterly allowing them to record the nightmare that was Katrina.
Douglas Brinkley, 2009
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I Survived #3: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005
The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century.
Lauren Tarshis, 2011
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The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472
The survivor of a difficult childhood and youth, Rubin Carter rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown.
Rubin Hurricane Carter, Rubin Carter, 2011
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Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, Gender and the Sociology of ...
Analyzes the consequences of conflict and competition, especially associated with race, ethnicity and gender in the ways Miami prepared, responded and recovered to Hurricane Andrew.
Walter Gillis Peacock, Hugh Gladwin, Betty Hearn Morrow, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HURRICANE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hurricane is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hurricane Dolores expected to weaken in Pacific - AOL.com
The storm's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 115 mph (185 kph) but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says gradual ... «AOL News, Jul 15»
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Hurricane Dolores, El Niño bring big waves to Southern California …
Big surf whipped up by Hurricane Dolores is expected to batter Southern California beaches beginning Friday, while an accompanying El ... «LA Daily News, Jul 15»
3
Economic effects of fires like 'modest Hurricane Katrina' - Star Phoenix
"It's probably not on the scale of Hurricane Katrina, but it's a more modest Hurricane Katrina for us in terms of the fires," he said. «Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Jul 15»
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Remnants of Hurricane Dolores will arrive early next week - KSBY.com
Hurricane Dolores continues to build off of Baja California. The remnants of the storm will move west and closer to our area by the weekend, bringing humid ... «KSBY San Luis Obispo News, Jul 15»
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Hurricane Dolores could send rain to the Las Vegas Valley this …
Moisture from Hurricane Dolores might bring rain to the Las Vegas Valley over the weekend, but Thursday should stay hot and sunny. «Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jul 15»
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FCC: TIps to stay connected during hurricane season
The Atlantic hurricane season, which has yet to yield any major storms – knock on wood – kicked off on June 1 and runs until Nov. 30. «RCR Wireless News, Jul 15»
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'Hurricane' Schwartz: Are you climate change rejector or acceptor?
Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz, NBC10. Last updated: Thursday, July 16, 2015, 9:26 AM. THE BIG PICTURE. What a complex and messy topic! I have probably ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
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State Department bills local couple $1,100 for hurricane evacuation …
The delayed bill involves a little-known federal law the couple would never have known about, if a sudden hurricane hadn't interrupted their ... «KOMO News, Jul 15»
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If a Hurricane Hits Tomorrow, Would You Be Prepared? - WJHG.com
PANAMA CITY BEACH-- We're a month and a half into Hurricane Season, and while we haven't had a major storm in our area for many years, ... «WJHG-TV, Jul 15»
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Chatham Co. School District Goes Over Hurricane Plan | WSAV-TV
We're still more than four months away from the end of the Atlantic hurricane season. During that time frame, more than 38,000 ... «WSAV-TV, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hurricane [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hurricane>. Nov 2020 ».
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