Meaning of hurricane in English
Etymologymid 16th century: from Spanish huracán, probably from Taino hurakán‘god of the storm’
Definitions1. a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)
- « There are more than 300,000 families in the Gulf region that lost their homes and are waiting for peace of mind. The hurricane exposed the sad reality of poverty in America. We saw, in all its horrific detail, the vulnerabilities of living in inadequate housing and the heartbreak of losing one's home. » Harry Connick, Jr.
- « Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera. » Mason Cooley
- « We're learning as we go. We're a lot smarter this time. We understand what it takes to mobilize away from the threat of a hurricane. » Ray Nagin
- « Music was your real passion, this thing you held dear even above family. It was this relationship that never betrayed you. Once it became your job - this thing that was highly visible, this thing that became about commerce - that's when you were holding onto music like it was a palm tree in a hurricane. » Eddie Vedder
- « Corporations often partner with government after natural disasters, as many companies did in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As a rule, however, long-term civic/corporate partnerships are still rare .But this need not remain the status quo, as many opportunities are available for such partnerships. » Simon Mainwaring