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Definition of the noun monsoon

What does monsoon mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: monsoons

  1. a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
  2. rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic term: rainy season = one of the two seasons in tropical climates
  3. any wind that changes direction with the seasons
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • more generic terms: rain / rainfall = water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere; air current / current of air / wind = air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

Alternative definition of the noun monsoon


  1. Any of a number of winds associated with regions where most rain falls during a particular season.
  2. Tropical rainy season when the rain lasts for several months with few interruptions.
  3. The rains themselves.
  4. Entire meteorological systems with such characteristics.


  1. "Monsoon" a.k.a. "Barsaat" is a 1949 Bollywood film directed by Raj Kapoor. The film stars the famous duo of Kapoor and Nargis as well as Prem Nath. It was also the introduction of actress Nimmi in her first film role. Barsaat was one of the first major hit films directed by Kapoor. This success allowed Kapoor to buy RK Studios in 1950.
  2. "Monsoon" is a film, directed by Sturla Gunnarsson.
  3. "Monsoon" is a short film, directed by Shyam Balsé.
  4. "Monsoon" a.k.a. "Tales of The Kama Sutra 2: Monsoon" is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jag Mundhra, with original soundtrack by Alan DerMarderosian. The film takes its title from the ancient Indian text the Kama Sutra but this only serves as a common link between the characters. The film is touted as a sequel to Tales of the Kama Sutra: The Perfumed Garden.
  5. "Monsoon" a.k.a. "Isle of Forgotten Sins" is an American South Seas adventure film released on August 15, 1943 by PRC, with Leon Fromkess in charge of production, directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and featuring top-billed John Carradine and Gale Sondergaard whose performance in one of 1936's Academy Award for Best Picture nominees, Anthony Adverse, earned her the first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.


"Monsoon" is a 1999 novel by Wilbur Smith.

  • language: English Language
  • author: Wilbur A. Smith
  • characters:
    • William Courtney
    • Guy Courtney
    • Tom Courtney
    • Hal Courtney
    • Dorian Courtney
  • released in (17 years ago)


"Monsoon" is an award-winning portfolio by Steve McCurry, depicting: For half the world's people, monsoons remain life's critical uncertainty with their destructive effects as well as blessings.

  • taken in (32 years ago)
  • media: photograph
  • award:
    • World Press Photo Award for Nature (Stories) nomination for Steve McCurry
    • World Press Photo Award for Nature (Stories), received by Steve McCurry


  1. "Monsoon" is a 1988 album by the Little River Band. It reached the top ten in the Aria chart.
  2. "Monsoon" is Preston School of Industry's second album includes guest appearances by Wilco members and Scott McCaughey.
  3. "Monsoon" is the fifth studio album and first major label album by American alternative rock band Caroline's Spine. It featured almost entirely songs that can be found on their previous independent releases but were re-recorded or remastered for this album. The single "Sullivan" climbed to #23 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart, as well as #14 on R&R’s Active Rock Chart. The success of this album also earned them a gig playing on board the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.
  4. "Monsoon" is a song by German alternative rock band Tokio Hotel, from their album Scream. It was released as their first English-language single in 2007. The song is a translation of their first German-language single, Durch den Monsun.The Monsoon music video was shot in Cape Town, South Africa in early May 2007. The vocals in this song are noticeably lower than its German counterpart. This is most likely due to the age at which Bill Kaulitz, the vocalist was at the time the German version was recorded.
  5. "Monsoon" is a musical single of Tokio Hotel.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  6. "Monsoon" is a composition.
  7. "Monsoon" is a composition.
  8. "Monsoon" is a musical album of Monsoon.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  9. "Monsoon" is a musical album of Monsoon.
  10. "Monsoon" is a musical album of Honeytoast.
    • released on (12 years ago)


  1. Monsoon was an early to mid-1980s UK progressive rock trio that consisted of singer Sheila Chandra, record producer Steve Coe, and bass guitarist Martin Smith. Their song "Ever So Lonely" was a number 12 hit single in the UK Singles Chart in 1982.
  2. Monsoon is a musical group.
    • albums: "Monsoon", "Speak", "The Weird Zoo", "The King of eyes, tits and theeth"
    • official website:
  3. Monsoon is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like New Monsoon and Gorilla Monsoon.


Monsoon is a brand of loudspeakers, originally automotive speaker systems and later computer speakers. Monsoon was originally associated with OEM-sourced automotive audio speaker systems, notably supplied on a number of General Motors products and then later expanded onto other manufacturers such as Volkswagen. The brand name was also licensed to Sonigistix, a Richmond, B.C., Canada company, and applied to their line of computer multimedia speakers.


  1. Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea. Usually, the term monsoon is used to refer to the rainy phase of a seasonally-changing pattern, although technically there is also a dry phase.
    • also known as angin muson, angin musim, 季风
  2. Monsoon is a 1952 American drama film directed by Rod Amateau and written by Leo Townsend and Forrest Judd, David Robinson and Leonardo Bercovici. The film stars Ursula Thiess, Diana Douglas, George Nader, Ellen Corby, Philip Stainton, Myron Healey and Eric Pohlmann. The film was released on December 14, 1952, by United Artists.
  3. Monsoon is a 1992 JBF Awards nominated restaurant in San Francisco.
    • some of the awards:
        • James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Pacific nomination for Bruce Cost
        • James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Pacific nomination for Bruce Cost

Phrases with Monsoon

  1. Monsoon Season
  2. Monsoon River Prawn

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Monsoon

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Google previewLate Cenozoic Climate Change in Asia (2014)

Loess, Monsoon and Monsoon-arid Environment Evolution by Zhisheng An

respectively The Indian monsoon is a typical tropical monsoon system that is driven by the seasonal inter-hemispheric thermal contrast between the Asian continent and the Indian Ocean. The system is anchored by the Indian Low (Fig.

Google previewGeography 10

by RK Jain

Monsoon is a familiar, but a little known climatic phenomenon. For lndians, monsoon means rainy season, while the seamen observe it as a system of Trade Winds in the Arabian Sea. To the meteorologists, it is characterised by a complete ...

Google previewEnvironmental Change, Climate and Health (2009)

Issues and Research Methods by P. Martens, A. J. McMichael

The Asian summer monsoon is a dramatic seasonal phenomenon that is an important component of the global atmospheric circulation and, at the local level, can also cause major flooding in the region around the Bay of Bengal. Each year's ...

Google previewAtmospheric Science (AS) (2010)

by W.-H. Ip, Jai Ho Oh

Introduction The monsoon is a global circulation system caused by the differential heating of land and sea (Krishnamurti 1985; Lau et al., 1988). The Asian summer monsoon is the most important one and it is closely related to large-scale ...

Google previewHandbook of Journalism and Media: India, Bharat, Hindustan (2015)

by Kovuuri G. Reddy

Monsoon is the seasonal wind or the rainy season accompanying the wet monsoon in India.

Google previewMeteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere (2006)

by Steven Ackerman, John A. Knox

A monsoon is a weather feature driven by seasonal differences in the heating of land and ocean along with seasonal shifts in global-scale circulations. Our original model of atmos- pheric circulation assumed that the Earth was covered with ...

Google previewThe Fertilizer Encyclopedia (2009)

by Vasant Gowariker, V. N. Krishnamurthy, Sudha Gowariker, Manik Dhanorkar, Kalyani Paranjape

Monsanto Enviro-Chem process for sulphuric acid manufacture: See Sulphuric acid production processes Monsanto Enviro-Chem's heat recovery system: See Sulphuric acid production processes Monsoon Monsoon is a wind system in which ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences (2014)

by Gerald R. North, John A. Pyle, Fuqing Zhang

A monsoon is a circulation system with certain well-defined characteristics. During summer, lower tropospheric winds flow toward heated continents away from the colder oceanic regions of the winter hemisphere. In the upper troposphere the ...

Google previewCultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa (2012)

An Encyclopedia by Andrea L. Stanton, Edward Ramsamy, Peter J. Seybolt, Carolyn M. Elliott

A monsoon is a seasonal change of weather, characterized by a period of heavy rain and a change in wind direction.

Google previewThe Nautical Magazine (1836)

A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with Maritime Affairs

monsoon is the fair-weather season of India ...

Google previewDictionary of Aviation (1911)

by Robert Morris Pierce

monsoon ,mon'suun n. a ...

Google previewInstant Encyclopaedia of Geography (1993)

by Shatrughna P. Sinha

The southwest monsoon bursts on the Kerala coast at the beginning of June. The monsoon gradually extends northwards and spreads over most of India by the end of June. June and July constitute an important season for India since ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2017)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

monsoon A large‐scale seasonal reversal of *winds and air pressure systems that occurs in some *tropical areas (particularly southern Asia, but also in Africa) and is caused by the different rates at which the *oceans ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Weather and Climate (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

monsoon climate ciated with the seasonal changes that take place in the pressure systems together with the positions of the upper wind patterns and jet streams. In winter the intense high- pressure system, the Siberian anticyclone, is located ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change (2008)

by S. George Philander

Indian monsoon has regularly brought floods. The monsoon is also a great benefit to Indian city-dwellers because it brings relief from the heat and rains that wash away debris from the cities. The first day of June is considered the normal date ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Nepal (2017)

by Nanda R. Shrestha

MONSOON. The rhythm of life in Nepal is intrinsically intertwined with its physical environment. So, for the people of Nepal, geography is not merely a geological entity, it is an indicator of life deeply imbued with cultural meaning and rituals, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

The South Asian monsoon is also closely related to a phenomenon called the Tropical Biennial Oscillation (TBO). According to the TBO theory, a strong monsoon in 1 year, accompanied by warm SSTs and intense convection, will cool the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

THE WORD MONSOON originates in the Arabic term mausem, which means season. Monsoon is generally used to refer to the seasonal change in wind patterns between land and ocean, usually associated with well-defined periods of heavy ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2015)

by David S. G. Thomas

monsoon Aseasonally reversing wind system. The term also refers to the rainfall that accompanies the seasonal shift. Derived from the Arabic word mausim,meaningseason, the term originally ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Geography, 15 Volume Set (2017)

People, the Earth, Environment and Technology by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston

Monsoon variability The amount of precipitation taking place over the Indian subcontinent varies over time and space, ranging from arid conditions in the northwest to a moist tropical regime in the far northeast and the western coastal strips, ...

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Scrabble value of M3O1N1S1O1O1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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