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Webster 1913 Edition


Tornado

Tor-na′do

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Tornadoes
(#)
.
[From Sp. or Pg.
tornar
to turn, return, L.
tornare
to turn, hence, a whirling wind. The Sp. & Pg.
tornada
is a return. See
Turn
.]
A violent whirling wind; specifically
(Meteorol.)
, a tempest distinguished by a rapid whirling and slow progressive motion, usually accompaned with severe thunder, lightning, and torrents of rain, and commonly of short duration and small breadth; a small cyclone.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tornado

TORNA'DO

,
Noun.
[from the root of turn; that is, a whirling wind.]
A violent gust of wind, or a tempest, distinguished by a whirling motion. tornadoes of this kind happen after extreme heat, and sometimes in the United States, rend up fences and trees, and in a few instances have overthrown houses and torn them to pieces. Tornadoes are usually accompanied with severe thunder, lightning and torrents of rain; but they are of short duration, and narrow in breadth.

Definition 2021


Tornado

Tornado

See also: tornado, tornádo, and tornádó

German

Noun

Tornado m (genitive Tornados, plural Tornados)

  1. tornado

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tornado

tornado

See also: Tornado, tornádo, and tornádó

English

Noun

tornado (plural tornados or tornadoes)

A tornado in Oklahoma
  1. (meteorology) A violent windstorm characterized by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud.
    • 2013 March 1, Frank Fish, George Lauder, “Not Just Going with the Flow”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 2, page 114:
      An extreme version of vorticity is a vortex. The vortex is a spinning, cyclonic mass of fluid, which can be observed in the rotation of water going down a drain, as well as in smoke rings, tornados and hurricanes.
    A tornado is a rotating column of air, pendant from a cumulonimbus cloud, and nearly always observable as a funnel cloud or tuba. Its vortex, meters in diameter, rotates counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere, and clockwise in the southern hemisphere, with wind speeds of 160 to more than 480 kilometres per hour.

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • tornado watch, tornado warning (A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for producing a tornado. A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted in the area or has been detected on radar.)
  • tornado shelter

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Danish

Etymology

From English tornado.

Noun

tornado c (singular definite tornadoen, plural indefinite tornadoer)

  1. tornado

Inflection


Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

tornado f, m (plural tornado's, diminutive tornadootje n)

  1. tornado

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /torˈnado/
  • Hyphenation: tor‧na‧do

Noun

tornado (accusative singular tornadon, plural tornadoj, accusative plural tornadojn)

  1. (meteorology) tornado

Finnish

Noun

tornado

  1. tornado

Declension

Inflection of tornado (Kotus type 2/palvelu, no gradation)
nominative tornado tornadot
genitive tornadon tornadojen
tornadoiden
tornadoitten
partitive tornadoa tornadoja
tornadoita
illative tornadoon tornadoihin
singular plural
nominative tornado tornadot
accusative nom. tornado tornadot
gen. tornadon
genitive tornadon tornadojen
tornadoiden
tornadoitten
partitive tornadoa tornadoja
tornadoita
inessive tornadossa tornadoissa
elative tornadosta tornadoista
illative tornadoon tornadoihin
adessive tornadolla tornadoilla
ablative tornadolta tornadoilta
allative tornadolle tornadoille
essive tornadona tornadoina
translative tornadoksi tornadoiksi
instructive tornadoin
abessive tornadotta tornadoitta
comitative tornadoineen

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Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ado

Noun

tornado m (invariable)

  1. tornado

Anagrams


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Spanish tronada, via English tornado

Noun

tornado m (definite singular tornadoen, indefinite plural tornadoer, definite plural tornadoene)

  1. (meteorology) a tornado

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Spanish tronada, via English tornado

Noun

tornado m (definite singular tornadoen, indefinite plural tornadoar, definite plural tornadoane)

  1. (meteorology) a tornado

References


Portuguese

Verb

tornado m (feminine singular tornada, masculine plural tornados, feminine plural tornadas, infinitive tornar)

  1. Masculine singular past participle of tornar

Scots

Etymology

From English tornado.

Noun

tornado (plural tornadoes)

  1. tornado

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Spanish tornado.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tǒrnaːdo/
  • Hyphenation: tor‧na‧do

Noun

tòrnādo m (Cyrillic spelling то̀рна̄до)

  1. tornado

Declension

References

  • tornado” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [to̞ɾˈna̠.ð̞o̞], [to̞ɾˈna̠.do̞]

Etymology

From English tornado, and this in turn from Spanish tronada (see English etymology for details).

Noun

tornado m (plural tornados)

  1. tornado

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Verb

tornado m (feminine singular tornada, masculine plural tornados, feminine plural tornadas)

  1. past participle of tornar

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