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I am grateful to President George W. Bush for PEPFAR, which is saving the lives of millions of people in poor countries and to both Presidents Bush for the work we've done together after the South Asia tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake.
William J. Clinton

Meaning of "tsunami" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TSUNAMI

From Japanese, from tsu port + nami wave.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TSUNAMI

tsunami  [tsʊˈnæmɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TSUNAMI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tsunami 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 TSUNAMI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tsunami

Tsunami

A tsunami is a series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water, generally an ocean or a large lake. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions, landslides, glacier calvings, meteorite impacts and other disturbances above or below water all have the potential to generate a tsunami. Tsunami waves do not resemble normal sea waves, because their wavelength is far longer. Rather than appearing as a breaking wave, a tsunami may instead initially resemble a rapidly rising tide, and for this reason they are often referred to as tidal waves. Tsunamis generally consist of a series of waves with periods ranging from minutes to hours, arriving in a so-called "wave train". Wave heights of tens of metres can be generated by large events. Although the impact of tsunamis is limited to coastal areas, their destructive power can be enormous and they can affect entire ocean basins; the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was among the deadliest natural disasters in human history with at least 290,000 people killed or missing in 14 countries bordering the Indian Ocean.

Definition of tsunami in the English dictionary

The definition of tsunami in the dictionary is a large, often destructive, sea wave produced by a submarine earthquake, subsidence, or volcanic eruption. Sometimes incorrectly called a tidal wave. Other definition of tsunami is a sudden increase in or overwhelming number or volume of.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TSUNAMI


Adami
əˈdæmɪ
cammie
ˈkæmɪ
chamois
ˈʃæmɪ
gammy
ˈɡæmɪ
Grammy
ˈɡræmɪ
hammy
ˈhæmɪ
jammy
ˈdʒæmɪ
lambie
ˈlæmɪ
lamby
ˈlæmɪ
mammie
ˈmæmɪ
mammy
ˈmæmɪ
Miami
maɪˈæmɪ
ramie
ˈræmɪ
rammy
ˈræmɪ
sammy
ˈsæmɪ
spammy
ˈspæmɪ
tamis
ˈtæmɪ
tammie
ˈtæmɪ
tammy
ˈtæmɪ
whammy
ˈwæmɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TSUNAMI

tsitsith
tsk
Tskhinvali
TSO
Tsonga
tsotsi
tsotsitaal
tsp.
TSS
tsuba
Tsugaru Strait
tsunamic
tsunamigenic
tsuris
Tsushima
tsutsugamushi disease
tsutsumu

WORDS THAT END LIKE TSUNAMI

agami
ami
calami
chiyogami
gourami
hippopotami
kami
Khatami
kirigami
kissing gourami
origami
pastrami
rami
salami
Sami
swami
tatami
thalami
umami
Zeami

Synonyms and antonyms of tsunami in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tsunami» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TSUNAMI

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

Translator English - Chinese

海啸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tsunami
570 millions of speakers

English

tsunami
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सूनामी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تسونامي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

цунами
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tsunami
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বেলোর্মি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tsunami
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tsunami
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tsunami
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

津波
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지진해일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tsunami
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sóng thần
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுனாமி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

त्सुनामी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tsunami
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tsunami
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tsunami
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

цунамі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tsunami
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τσουνάμι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tsunami
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tsunami
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tsunami
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tsunami

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TSUNAMI»

The term «tsunami» is very widely used and occupies the 12.236 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TSUNAMI» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «TSUNAMI»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tsunami.
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James Balog
We still carry this old caveman-imprint idea that we're small, nature's big, and it's everything we can manage to hang on and survive. When big geophysical events happen - a huge earthquake, tsunami, or volcanic eruption - we're reminded of that.
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Gordon Brown
Britain can be proud of its response to the tsunami appeal.
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William J. Clinton
I am grateful to President George W. Bush for PEPFAR, which is saving the lives of millions of people in poor countries and to both Presidents Bush for the work we've done together after the South Asia tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake.
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Ryan Coogler
If I hear about a tsunami that hit Asia, hundreds of people have lost their lives, and you see it and you hear about it, but you still brush your teeth, still have to go on with your day. But let you get information about one person who you're close to or you're intimate with, it has an almost paralyzing effect.
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Cat Cora
Following the devastating India Ocean tsunami of 2004, I founded Chefs for Humanity, modeled after Doctors Without Borders, but comprised of chefs. There wasn't anything out there like it, and there was a definite need for chefs to be able to offer assistance and aid.
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Bill Dedman
Each year, at the typical nuclear reactor in the U.S., there's a 1 in 74,176 chance of an earthquake strong enough to cause damage to the reactor's core, which could expose the public to radiation. No tsunami required.
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Lloyd Dorfman
I think as a business it would be amazing if the euro was to collapse, but financially and economically I think that would be a bit of a tsunami for everybody to cope with.
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Nancy Grace
With every story that TV covers, somebody - some corporation, some shareholders - are making money. That's true whether covering Libya, Iraq, the tsunami in Japan, Osama bin Laden, whatever story there is. That day, the shareholders are making money off it. Every newspaper that's sold, somebody's making a dime.
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Adam Hamilton
Why did the earthquake and tsunami occur in Japan? Was it the act of an angry God? No, it was the result of the movement and collision of the earth's tectonic plates - a process driven by the earth's need to regulate its own internal temperature. Without the process that creates earthquake, our planet could not sustain life.
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Lester Holt
A lot of times we work across multiple platforms. We'll go to Japan working on the tsunami for 'Nightly News' and it'll end up on 'Dateline.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TSUNAMI»

Discover the use of tsunami in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tsunami and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard
These mega-tsunami are caused by either huge submarine landslides or the impact of meteorites and comets with the ocean. With a large proportion of the world s population living on the coastline, the threat from tsunami cannot be ignored.
Edward Bryant, 2008
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Tsunami!
A wealthy man in a Japanese village, who everyone calls Ojiisan, which means grandfather, sets fire to his rice fields to warn the innocent people of an approaching tsunami.
Kimiko Kajikawa, 2009
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The Indian Ocean Tsunami
The book will be of interest to a global audience of professionals and academics active in seismology, ocean science, meteorology, coastal management, earthquake engineering and disaster management.
Tad S. Murty, U. Aswathanarayana, Niru Nirupama, 2007
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The Indian Ocean Tsunami: The Global Response to a Natural ...
With this volume, Karan and Suhbiah illuminate the need for the development of efficient, socially and environmentally sustainable practices to cope with environmental disasters.
Pradyumna Prasad Karan, Shanmugam P. Subbiah, 2011
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Tsunami: 7 hours that shook the world
These Stories, Of Real People, Savaged By Nature S Fury, Found A Worldwide Audience. The Power Of Live Tv Instantly Globalized Grief, Initiating The Largest-Ever Relief Operation Launched In The World.
Satinder Bindra, 2005
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Tsunami: To Survive from Tsunami
This book provides comprehensive scientific information and knowledge survival tips on how to survive a tsunami. It is especially useful to those living (or about to live) in tsunami-prone areas, and to travelers who may visit such areas.
‎2010
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God's Tsunami
Gods Tsunami is about biblical prophecy and how its fulfillment is joining the destinies of Israel and the nations of the world.
Peter Tsukahira, 2012
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Tsunami!: Deadly Wall of Water
Explains the characteristics and causes of tsunamis, and describes the devastation of the 2004 tsunami.
Jeff Putnam, 2005
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The Tsunami Book: Killer Waves
In 2004 the world was stunned when one of the largest earthquakes in fifty years swept a massive wave - a tsunami - from Indonesia to Thailand, India to Africa.
Gill Jolly, 2009
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Tsunami!
Tsunami! describes how earthquakes and volcanoes cause deadly waves, the devastation they inflict on communities and the environment, and why they are so difficult to predict.
Anne Rooney, Britannica Digital Learning, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TSUNAMI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tsunami is used in the context of the following news items.
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Powerful earthquake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning
The meteorological agency did not issue a tsunami warning because the quake struck so far beneath the earth's surface. Deep offshore earthquakes usually do ... «KABC-TV, May 15»
2
Tsunami warning issued after Japan quake lifted
Japan's Meteorological Agency issued a warning for a tsunami of up to 1 meter (3 feet), but it was cancelled just over an hour later. The public broadcaster NHK ... «CBS News, Apr 15»
3
Prince William commemorates Japan tsunami victims
Of the nearly 19,000 people who died in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, nearly 3,300 were residents of the coastal town of Ishinomaki. About 22,000 ... «USA TODAY, Feb 15»
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'End of the World': Memories Still Fresh, 10 Years After Tsunami
Banda Aceh, Indonesia — Ten years after one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history, the city of Banda Aceh bears few scars from the day ... «NBCNews.com, Dec 14»
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Miracle of the tsunami
When the continental crust lifts due to the rupture, the sea floor above it rises, displacing the entire water column on top and creating a tsunami (a Japanese ... «New Statesman, Dec 14»
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Small tsunami hits Indonesia after undersea quake
JAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong undersea earthquake hit eastern Indonesia on Saturday, triggering a small tsunami and some panic but no casualties or major ... «New York Post, Nov 14»
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Tsunami Advisories Canceled Following Alaska Earthquake
Officials canceled all tsunami advisories following a magnitude-7.9 earthquake in the Aleutian Islands Monday. The National Tsunami Warning Center canceled ... «NBCNews.com, Jun 14»
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Tsunami Warning Issued After Solomon Islands Quake
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papa New Guinea after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake ... «TIME, Apr 14»
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Chile Earthquake Unleashes Tsunami ... and Sensors Track It
The tsunami it generated was relatively localized, too. One of the worst-hit areas, Iquique, a port city in northern Chile, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) from the ... «LiveScience.com, Apr 14»
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'Orphan Tsunami' Of 1700 Showed What A 'Megathrust' Could Do To …
Three years ago today, a massive earthquake ripped through Japan, and the resulting tsunami sent thousands of tons of debris floating toward North America. «KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest, Mar 14»

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