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English Dictionary: blizzard by the DICT Development Group
3 results for blizzard
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a storm with widespread snowfall accompanied by strong winds
    Synonym(s): blizzard, snowstorm
  2. a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences; "a rash of bank robberies"; "a blizzard of lawsuits"
    Synonym(s): rash, blizzard
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Storm \Storm\, n.
      {Anticyclonic storm} (Meteor.), a storm characterized by a
            central area of high atmospheric pressure, and having a
            system of winds blowing spirally outward in a direction
            contrary to that cyclonic storms. It is attended by low
            temperature, dry air, infrequent precipitation, and often
            by clear sky. Called also {high-area storm},
            {anticyclone}. When attended by high winds, snow, and
            freezing temperatures such storms have various local
            names, as {blizzard}, {wet norther}, {purga}, {buran},
      {Cyclonic storm}. (Meteor.) A cyclone, or low-area storm. See
            {Cyclone}, above. Stovain \Sto"va*in\, n. Also -ine \-ine\
      . [Stove (a translation of the name of the discoverer,
      Fourneau + -in, -ine.] (Pharm.)
      A substance, {C14H22O2NCl}, the hydrochloride of an amino
      compound containing benzol, used, in solution with
      strychnine, as a local an[91]sthetic, esp. by injection into
      the sheath of the spinal cord, producing an[91]sthesia below
      the point of introduction.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Blizzard \Bliz"zard\ (bl[icr]z"z[etil]rd), n. [Cf. {Blaze} to
      flash. Formerly, in local use, a rattling volley; cf. [bd]to
      blaze away[b8] to fire away.]
      A gale of piercingly cold wind, usually accompanied with fine
      and blinding snow; a furious blast. [U. S.]
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