n. A violent disturbance of the atmosphere, attended by wind, rain, snow, hail, or thunder and lightning; hence, often, a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail, whether accompanied with wind or not. A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; sedition, insurrection, or war; violent outbreak; clamor; tumult. A heavy shower or fall, any adverse outburst of tumultuous force; violence.
- (Mil.) A violent assault on a fortified place; a furious attempt of troops to enter and take a fortified place by scaling the walls, forcing the gates, or the like. Storm is often used in the formation of self- explained compounds; as, storm-presaging, storm proof, storm-tossed, and the like. Magnetic storm. See under Magnetic.
- Storm-and-stress period , a designation given to the literary agitation and revolutionary development in Germany under the lead of Goethe and Schiller in the latter part of the 18th century.
- Storm center (Meteorol.), the center of the area covered by a storm, especially by a storm of large extent.
- Storm door (Arch.), an extra outside door to prevent the entrance of wind, cold, rain, etc.; - usually ...