Definition of storm center in English:

storm center

Syllabification: storm cen·ter


  • 1The point to which the wind blows spirally inward in a cyclonic storm.
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    • Though the storm center was 150 miles to the north, the typhoon encompassed an area 600 miles across and 1,200 miles along.
    • By keeping track of typhoons and storm centres, and giving advance warning of their approach, the observation achieved world-wide fame in meteorology circles.
    • This storm is really far from over, but even though it has been a quick assault we still have a lot of things that we need to worry about, as the storm center itself is already about 65 miles to the north and east of West Palm Beach.
  • 1.1The central point around which controversy or trouble happens.
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    • The article refers to Jones as a local lawyer who would ‘once again become the storm center of controversy.’
    • Lenin, Trotsky and the majority of the Bolsheviks thought this was premature, because outside the storm centre of Petrograd most people would oppose the uprising.
    • It was the storm centre of the ‘biennio rosso’ - the two red years that followed the end of the war in 1918.

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