HyperDic: wind_scale

English > 1 sense of the expression wind scale:
NOUNrelationwind scale, Beaufort scalean international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
English > wind scale: 1 sense > noun 1, relation
MeaningAn international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane).
SynonymBeaufort scale
Partscalm air, calmwind moving at less than 1 knot
fresh breezewind moving 19-24 knots
fresh galewind moving 39-46 knots
gentle breezewind moving 8-12 knots
hurricaneA severe / severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)
light airwind moving 1-3 knots
light breezewind moving 4-7 knots
moderate breezewind moving 13-18 knots
moderate gale, near galewind moving 32-38 knots
storm, violent stormA violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
strong breezewind moving 25-31 knots
strong galewind moving 47-54 knots
whole galewind moving 55-63 knots
Broaderscale, scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered seriesAn ordered reference standard
Spanishescala beaufort

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