Storm vs Storming - What's the difference?

storm | storming |


As a proper noun storm

is .

As a verb storming is

.

As a noun storming is

the act by which something is stormed.

storm

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) storm, from (etyl) . Related to (l).

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any disturbed state of the atmosphere, especially as affecting the earth's surface, and strongly implying destructive or unpleasant weather.
  • * Shakespeare
  • We hear this fearful tempest sing, / Yet seek no shelter to avoid the storm .
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  • , author=Donald Worster , title=A Drier and Hotter Future , volume=100, issue=1, page=70 , magazine= citation , passage=Phoenix and Lubbock are both caught in severe drought, and it is going to get much worse. We may see many such [dust] storms in the decades ahead, along with species extinctions, radical disturbance of ecosystems, and intensified social conflict over land and water. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the epoch when humans have become a major geological and climatic force.}}
  • A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; violent outbreak.
  • The proposed reforms have led to a political storm .
  • * Shakespeare
  • Her sister / Began to scold and raise up such a storm .
  • (meteorology) a wind scale for very strong wind, stronger than a gale, less than a hurricane (10 or higher on the Beaufort scale).
  • (military) A violent assault on a stronghold or fortified position.
  • Hyponyms
    * See also
    Coordinate terms
    * (meteorology) breeze, gale, hurricane
    Derived terms
    * barnstorm * bestorm * duststorm * leafstorm * sandstorm * snowstorm * storm in a tea-kettle * stormlike * stormtrooper * stormy * thunderstorm * windstorm
    See also
    * blizzard

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) stormen, sturmen, from (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To move quickly and noisily like a storm, usually in a state of uproar or anger.
  • She stormed out of the room.
  • To assault (a stronghold or fortification) with military forces.
  • Troops stormed the complex.

    storming

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is stormed.
  • the stormings of cities throughout history
  • The act of one who storms or rages.
  • * 1840 , The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register
  • He fumed, and threatened, and stormed; but his fumings, and threatenings, and stormings , were powerless to turn from him the keen edge of public ridicule.