HyperDic: cyclone

English > 2 senses of the word cyclone:
NOUNstatecyclone(meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center
phenomenoncyclonea violent rotating windstorm
cyclone > pronunciation
Soundssihklow'n
Rhymesacetone ... zone: 126 rhymes with own...
English > cyclone: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaning(meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern.
CategorymeteorologyThe earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
Partslow, depressionAn air mass of lower pressure
Broaderatmosphere, atmospheric stateThe weather or climate at some place
Oppositeanticyclone(meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high pressure center
Spanishciclones, ciclón
Catalancicló
Adjectivescyclonicof or relating to or characteristic of a violent tropical storm
cyclonic, cyclonal, cyclonicalof or relating to or characteristic of the atmosphere around a low pressure center
English > cyclone: 2 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningA violent rotating windstorm.
NarrowerhurricaneA severe / severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)
tornado, twisterA localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground
typhoonA tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans
BroaderwindstormA storm consisting of violent winds
Spanishciclón
Catalancicló
Adjectivescyclonic, cyclonal, cyclonicalof or relating to or characteristic of a violent tropical storm
cyclonicof or relating to or characteristic of the atmosphere around a low pressure center

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