There are 2 main definitions of hurricane in English:


Syllabification: hur·ri·cane
Pronunciation: /ˈhəriˌkān


1A storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean.
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  • In fact, tropical storms or hurricanes have ended many droughts in Texas, and other parts of the world.
  • Severe tropical cyclones correspond to the hurricanes or typhoons of other parts of the world.
  • First, wind and water erode it, especially during tropical storms and hurricanes.
1.1A wind of force 12 on the Beaufort scale (equal to or exceeding 64 knots or 74 mph).


mid 16th century: from Spanish huracán, probably from Taino hurakán 'god of the storm'.

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There are 2 main definitions of hurricane in English:


Line breaks: Hur¦ri|cane
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌrɪk(ə)n, -keɪn/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

A single-seat, single-engined British fighter aircraft of the Second World War, produced by the Hawker company and remembered in particular for its role in the Battle of Britain along with the Spitfire.

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