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waterspout definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a tornado passing over water and picking up a column of water and mist
2: a heavy rain [syn: downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker]
3: a channel through which water is discharged (especially one used for drainage from the gutters of a roof)

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. a pipe, duct, or orifice from which water is spouted or through which it is carried 2. a funnel-shaped or tubular column of rotating cloud-filled wind usually extending from the underside of a cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud down to a cloud of spray torn up by the whirling winds from the surface of an ocean or lake

NOAA Weather Glossary

A rapidly rotating column of air extending from a cumulonimbus cloud with a circulation that reaches the surface of the water, (i.e. a tornado over water).

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a gyrating column of water and spray formed by a whirlwind between sea and cloud.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Waterspout Wa"ter*spout`, n. A remarkable meteorological phenomenon, of the nature of a tornado or whirlwind, usually observed over the sea, but sometimes over the land. Note: Tall columns, apparently of cloud, and reaching from the sea to the clouds, are seen moving along, often several at once, sometimes straight and vertical, at other times inclined and tortuous, but always in rapid rotation. At their bases, the sea is violently agitated and heaped up with a leaping or boiling motion, water, at least in some cases, being actually carried up in considerable quantity, and scattered round from a great height, as solid bodies are by tornadoes on land. --Sir J. Herschel.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

wo'-ter-spout:

(1) (tsinnor) (Ps 42:7), the American Standard Revised Version "waterfalls," the King James Version and the English Revised Version "waterspouts," the English Revised Version margin "cataracts."

(2) (tannin) (Ps 148:7), the American Standard Revised Version "sea-monsters," the King James Version and the English Revised Version "dragons," the English Revised Version margin, "sea-monsters" or "water-spouts."

"Praise Yahweh from the earth, Ye sea-monsters, and all deeps."

See DRAGON; SEA-MONSTER; WATERFALL.

Alfred Ely Day

Moby Thesaurus

baguio, beak, brash, burst of rain, cloudburst, cyclone, deluge, downfall, downflow, downpour, downspout, drencher, dust devil, flood, gargoyle, gushing rain, heavy rain, plash, pour, rainburst, rainspout, rainstorm, rotary storm, sand column, sandspout, scud, soaker, soaking rain, spate, spout, tornado, torrent of rain, twister, typhoon, whirlblast, whirlwind, wind eddy



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