n. A disturbance of the normal condition of the atmosphere, manifesting itself by winds of unusual direction or force, or by rain (often with lightning and thunder), snow, or hail, or by several of these phenomena in combination; a tempest: also used with reference to precipitation only, as in hail-storm, thunder-storm, snow-storm.n. Specifically— Technically, in nautical use, a wind of force 11 on the Beaufort scale, being that in which a man-of-war could carry only storm-staysails.n. A fall of snow.n. A prolonged frost.n. Hence, figuratively A tempestuous flight or descent of objects fiercely hurled: as, a storm of missiles.n. A violent disturbance or agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; a tumult; a clamor.n. A destructive or overwhelming calamity; extremity of adversity or disaster.n. A vehement or passionate outbreak, as of some emotion, or of the expression of such emotion: as, a storm of indignation; a storm of applause; a storm of hisses.n. Milit., a violent assault on a fortified place or strong position; a dashing attempt by troops to capture a fortified place, as by scaling the walls or forcing the gates.n. See the adjectives.n. To captivate or carry away by surprising or delighting: as, the new singer has taken the town by storm.n. Synonyms Tempest, etc. See wind.To blow with great force; also, to rain, hail, snow, or sleet, especially with violence: used impersonally: as, it storms.To fume; scold; rage; be in a violent agitation or passion; raise a tempest.To move with violence; rush angrily or impetuously: as, he stormed about the room.To attack and attempt to take possession of, as by scaling walls or forcing gates or breaches; assault: as, to storm a fortified town: often used figuratively.