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Definition of the noun cyclone

What does cyclone mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • cyclone: cyclones
  • Cyclone: Cyclones

  1. (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
  2. a violent rotating windstorm
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • more generic word: windstorm = a storm consisting of violent winds
    • more specific words:
      • hurricane = a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving at 63-136 knots
      • tornado / twister = a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground
      • typhoon = a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans

Alternative definition of the noun cyclone


  1. [rfc-def] A system of winds rotating around a center of low atmospheric pressure. A cyclone rotates counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere (opposite to that of an anticyclone). Modern meteorology restricts the use of the term cyclone to the cyclonic-scale circulations. But, it is still applied popularly to the more or less violent, small-scale circulations such as tornadoes, waterspouts, and dust devils (which may in fact exhibit anticyclonic rotation), and even, very loosely, to any strong wind. Because cyclonic circulation and relative low atmospheric pressure usually coexist, in common practice the terms cyclone and low are used interchangeably. Also, because cyclones nearly always are accompanied by inclement (sometimes destructive) weather, they are frequently referred to simply as storms.
  2. A Southeastern and Indian Ocean weather phenomenon that results in wind speeds of around 150 to 200 km/h.


  1. The Cyclone is a steel roller coaster operating at Dreamworld. The roller coaster is one of the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere, after originally being the tallest when it was first built. Designed by Arrow Dynamics, the ride was originally installed at Luna Park Sydney in 1995 as the Big Dipper before being sold and relocated to Dreamworld on the Gold Coast in 2001. When it was brought to Dreamworld, the ride was the first roller coaster to be opened on the Gold Coast since 1997.
  2. The Cyclone was a wooden roller coaster that operated at Revere Beach in Revere, Massachusetts from 1925 until 1969. When Cyclone was constructed, it was the tallest roller coaster ever built, as well as being the first roller coaster in the world to reach 100 feet in height. In addition to being the tallest roller coaster of its day, some also claim that it was the largest and fastest roller coaster in the world, with a length of 3,600 feet and top speeds between 45 and 50 mph. Cyclone held the title of world's tallest roller coaster until 1964 when it was surpassed by Montaña Rusa at La Feria Chapultepec Mágico in Mexico City, Mexico.
  3. Cyclone is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Clinton County, Indiana.
  4. Cyclone a.k.a. Cyclone, Pennsylvania: Cyclone is an unincorporated community in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States.
  5. Cyclone a.k.a. Cyclone, West Virginia: Cyclone is an unincorporated community in Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States, along Huff Creek and West Virginia Route 10.

There are other places with in their name, like Texas Cyclone.


Who is Cyclone?

Cyclone a.k.a. Akihiro Noguchi is an actor and a stunt performer.


Cyclone is a musical group.

  • albums: "Brutal Destruction", "Inferior to None", "In the Grip of Evil"


Cyclone a.k.a. The GMC Syclone is a high-performance version of the GMC Sonoma pickup truck. Produced in 1991, the Syclone spawned the similarly powered 1992-1993 GMC Typhoon SUV. Another vehicle, the GMC Sonoma GT, offered less performance but was seen as a companion model.


  1. Cyclone is a fictional character, a comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe. She is the granddaughter of the original Red Tornado and a member of the Justice Society of America. Cyclone was created by Mark Waid, Alex Ross, Geoff Johns and Dale Eaglesham.
  2. Cyclone is the alias of a number of fictional characters appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics.

There are other characters with in their name, like The Cyclone Kid.


  1. "Cyclone" is the second single by American rapper Baby Bash from his album Cyclone. The song features T-Pain on the last verse and Mickaël on the intro and chorus. The song was produced by Lil' Jon and the song's beat structure incorporates typical southern hip hop claps and pizzacatos as well as Lil Jon's signature crunk synths and whistles. The Recording Industry Association of America certified the song as double platinum. The catchy, up-tempo and club oriented southern hip hop track allowed the song to peak at #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
  2. "Cyclone" is the third studio album and the seventh album overall by the American recording artist Baby Bash, released by Arista Records on October 30, 2007.
  3. "Cyclone" is a 1978 album by Tangerine Dream, and the first in their canon to feature proper vocals and lyrics. The mystical lyrics and rock flute of Steve Jolliffe on the first two tracks marked a turn toward progressive rock. The third track, however, is an extended Berlin School instrumental more in the vein of the title track from Stratosfear. The cover is a painting by band leader Edgar Froese that slightly resembles his cover for 1974's Phaedra.
  4. "Cyclone" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  5. "Cyclone" is a musical single of Quinn Sullivan.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  6. "Cyclone" is a musical album of Prana.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  7. "Cyclone" is a composition.
  8. "Cyclone" is a musical album of Kent.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  9. "Cyclone" is a composition.
  10. "CYCLONE" is a musical album of STRONG STYLE.
    • released on
  11. "Cyclone" is a musical single of Dub Pistols.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  12. "Cyclone" is a composition.


  1. "Cyclone" is a 1987 science fiction action film about a woman who must keep the ultimate motorcycle from falling into the wrong hands. The film was directed by Fred Olen Ray, and stars Heather Thomas, Jeffrey Combs, and Martin Landau.
  2. "Cyclone" is a 1978 action and adventure film, written by René Cardona Jr. and Carlos Valdemar and directed by René Cardona Jr.


"Cyclone" is a game for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K computer, released by Vortex Software in 1985. It was written by Costa Panayi who also coded Tornado Low Level, Android, Android 2, Highway Encounter and Revolution.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: Costa Panayi
  • genres: Action game, Strategy video game, Arcade game
  • publisher: Vortex Software
  • released in (31 years ago)


  1. Cyclone: In meteorology, a cyclone is an area of closed, circular fluid motion rotating in the same direction as the Earth. This is usually characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth. Most large-scale cyclonic circulations are centered on areas of low atmospheric pressure. The largest low-pressure systems are cold-core polar cyclones and extratropical cyclones which lie on the synoptic scale. According to the National Hurricane Center glossary, warm-core cyclones such as tropical cyclones and subtropical cyclones also lie within the synoptic scale. Mesocyclones, tornadoes and dust devils lie within the smaller mesoscale. Upper level cyclones can exist without the presence of a surface low, and can pinch off from the base of the Tropical Upper Tropospheric Trough during the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere. Cyclones have also been seen on extraterrestrial planets, such as Mars and Neptune. Cyclogenesis describes the process of cyclone formation and intensification.
    • also known as พายุไซโคลน, عفريت الغبار, Khí xoáy thuận, 气旋
  2. The Cyclone programming language is intended to be a safe dialect of the C language. Cyclone is designed to avoid buffer overflows and other vulnerabilities that are endemic in C programs, without losing the power and convenience of C as a tool for system programming.
  3. Cyclone was motorcycle were manufactured by Joerns Motor Manufacturing Company located in St. Paul, Minnesota from 1912 through 1917. Later manufacture was moved to Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
  4. Cyclone a.k.a. Cyclone! was an Australian superhero anthology comic book originally published in 1985.
  5. The CYCLONE, was a vacuum tube computer, built by Iowa State College at Ames, Iowa. The machine was placed into operation in July 1959. It was based on the Institute for Advanced Study architecture developed by John von Neumann. The prototype of this machine is ILLIAC, the University of Illinois Digital Computer. The IAS specification stated, 40 bit words, 2 20 bit instructions per word, each instruct had an 8 bit op-code and a 12 bit operand or address field. In general IAS based computers were not code compatible with each other, although originally math routines which ran on the ILLIAC would also run on the Cyclone.
  6. Cyclone is an amusement ride.
  7. Cyclone is a 2006 theater production of the play by Ron Fitzgerald.
    • award: - Obie Award for Performance, received by Marin Ireland

Phrases with Cyclone

  1. cyclone cellar
  2. tropical cyclone

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cyclone

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Google previewSocial Science-Term-1

by Dr Malti Malik, Dinesh Bhatt, D R Khullar, Dr S K Jha, Anita Jain, Mala Aggarwal

A cyclone is a small tropical low pressure system with diameter 80-400 km occurring in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea between about 6° north and...

Cyclone is an environmental hazard which is associated with atmospheric conditions.

Google previewHurricanes of the North Atlantic (1999)

Climate and Society by James B. Elsner, A. Birol Kara

rotation of air spinning in a counterclockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere is called a cyclone.1 The term tropical cyclone refers to a circulation of air that develops over the warm waters of the tropical latitudes.2 A tropical cyclone is a ...

Google previewScience and the storms: The USGS Response to the Hurricanes of 2005

and Cyclones A cyclone is an atmospheric closed circulation that rotates counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. A tropical cyclone is a generic name for warm-core, nonfrontal, large-scale, ...

Google previewCoastal Weather Guide for Southern California & Mexico (1997)

by Jeff Markell

The extratropical cyclone is a cold core storm deriving its energy from the clashing of air masses of differing temperature, pressure, and humidity characteristics. The tropical cyclone is a warm core storm that derives its energy from atmospheric ...

Google previewIntense Atmospheric Vortices (2013)

Proceedings of the Joint Symposium (IUTAM/IUGG) held at Reading (United Kingdom) July 14–17, 1981 by L. Bengtsson, J. Lighthill

Ooyama Abstract The tropical cyclone is a mesoscale power plant with a cyclone-scale supportive system. While the cyclone can be h and led basically as a quasi-balanced axisymmetric vortex, the energetic core of the vortex is in a fully ...

Google previewThe Great Bahamian Hurricanes of 1926 (2009)

The Story of Three of the Greatest Hurricanes to Ever Affect the Bahamas by Wayne Neely

Atropical cyclone is a powerful storm system characterized by a low pressure center and numerous severe thunderstorms that produce strong winds and flooding rainfall. A tropical cyclone feeds on the heat released (latent heat) when moist ...

Google previewEast Asian Monsoon (2004)

by Chih-Pei Chang

After monsoons, the tropical cyclone is the major economic and social weather event that impacts the people of East Asia. In many aspects, the large-scale circulations established by the monsoon that extend to the adjacent ocean areas ...

Google previewThe Geography Compendium for IAS Prelims General Studies CSAT Paper 1, UPSC & State PSC 2nd Edition (2017)

by Disha Experts

Cyclone is a mass of air whose isobars form an oval or circular shape, with low pressure at the centre. The air converge at the centre and rises to disposed off.

Google previewHighlights in Helioclimatology (2012)

Cosmophysical Influences on Climate and Hurricanes by Jorge A. Pérez-Peraza, Igor Y. Libin, Igorʹ I︠A︡kovlevich Libin

Tropical cyclone is the scientific term for a. FIGURE 5.1 (a) Pictures of hurricane Katrina, taken from a satellite (NOAA). At the right is the FIGURE 5.2 Hurricane Katrina and the sea superficial temperature (SST). 169 Chapter j 5 The Case of ...

Google previewNatural Disasters and Extreme Events in Agriculture (2005)

Impacts and Mitigation by Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Raymond P. Motha, Haripada P. Das

Vulnerability to tropical cyclones is becoming more pronounced because of the fastest population growth in tropical and subtropical coastal regions. A tropical cyclone is the generic term for a non-frontal synoptic-scale low pressure system ...

Google previewAustralia's Wild Weather (2011)

by Mark Tredinnick

Moss, Hail and King William Branchlets, Mount La Perouse, Southern Ranges, Tasmania 1978 The Cyclones of Summer A tropical cyclone is a coagulation. 46 A Masterclass in Hail.

Google previewLanguage - The Loaded Weapon (2014)

The Use and Abuse of Language Today by Dwight Bolinger

Cyclone is the name ofa thing because it treats an event AS IFit were a thing. The quality of the noun is that it captures a concept on the wing and holds it still for inspection. Nouns name things because children learn the solid world first, and go ...

Google previewYankees to Fighting Irish (2004)

What's Behind Your Favorite Team's Name by Michael Leo Donovan

The Cyclone is a national icon at Coney Island. It is one of the country's oldest roller coasters, and a wooden one at that! It is the one thing most commonly associated with Coney Island. Some other names submitted were THE BUMS, METS, ...

Google previewThe Great Bahamian Hurricanes of 1899 and 1932 (2012)

The Story of Two of the Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes to Impact the Bahamas by Wayne Neely

A tropical cyclone is a powerful storm system characterized by 18 CHAPTER TWO The History behind the word 'Hurricane' and other Tropical ...

Google previewDictionary of Water and Waste Management (2005)

by Paul G Smith

cyclone (1) Or depression (weather). A region of low atmospheric pressure, with its minimum at the centre. North of the equator the winds blow counter-clockwise round the centre; south of the equator, clockwise. Cyclones usually accompany ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Building Services (2013)

by David Kut

A cyclone basically comprises a cylindrical upper section and a conical bottom section. The dust-laden air or flue gases enter the upper section tangentially, centrifugal forces throw the particulates against the /airvcnt 1a “ l mm \ well ,_ z > 9% ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (1991)

by Hall

Cyclone Collector CYCLONE COLLECTOR A conical device used to separate solids, normally in the range of 5 to 200 microns, from a swirling air stream. The solids are removed from the bottom of the cone and the air is exhausted from the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2011)

by Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Dr. Michael Mastrandrea, Terry L. Root

Horizontal wind speeds are typically at least a few meters per second near the cyclone center, but they can be much higher, approaching hurricane force, or 33 meters per second, in intense cyclones. Atmospheric pressures at extratropical ...

Google previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary (2005)

by C. C. Lee

Cyclone collector: (l) A device that uses centrifugal force to pull large particles from polluted air (EPA-9.7/l2). (2) See also synonym, cyclone separator. Cyclone for pulp application: A classifying (or concentrating) separator into which pulp is ...

Google previewDictionary of Global Climate Change (2012)

by W.J. Maunder

tree rings Tropical Cyclone Programme (TCP) tree rings Concentric rings of secondary wood evident in a cross section of the stem of a woody plant. The difference between the dense, small-celled late wood of one season and the wide-celled ...

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

by Jacqueline Smith

cyclone 1. (low, low-pressure system, depression) A region of relatively low pressure, characterized by inward-spiraling flow that is counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern ...

Google previewYoung People's Science Encyclopedia (1970)

see: electricity, radio Cyclone The word "cyclone" means "whirl." A cyclone is so named because its winds form a whirling pattern that circulates around its center.

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Climatology (2008)

by John E. Oliver

Research after cyclone Tracy hit Darwin has suggested that mass evacuation may pose more problems than it solves, and that greater use of the victims' resources might speed up reconstruction and reduce psychological stress ( Western and ...

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Small photo of Darwin,Northern Territory/Australia-March 17,2018: Fallen tree debris by playground after Cyclone Marcus at Bicentennial Park in Darwin, AustraliaSmall photo of Darwin,Northern Territory/Australia-March 17,2018: Fallen tree aftermath of Cyclone Marcus at Bicentennial Park with city apartments in Darwin, AustraliaSmall photo of Magnetic, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, June 4th 2018, Cyclone warning signSmall photo of Top View Of The Full Force Of Water Overflowing At The Iconic Hinze Dam's Spillway After Cyclone Debbie During The Evening, Advancetown Lake, Gold Coast, Queensland, AustraliaSmall photo of Cyclone - view from space. Elements of this image are furnished by NASASmall photo of Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia-March 30, 2017: Boat aground resulting from Cyclone Debbie, category 4.9 cyclone that hit Airlie Beach on Tuesday, 28th March 2017.Small photo of marooned at Airlie Beach, Australia after Cyclone Debbie More...

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Like a cyclone, imperialism spins across the globe; militarism crushes peoples and sucks their blood like a vampire. (Karl Liebknecht)
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Scrabble value of C3Y4C3L1O1N1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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