An atmospheric disturbance manifested in strong winds accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitation and often by thunder and lightning. A wind with a speed from 64 to 73 miles (from 103 to 117 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale. Also called violent storm. A heavy shower of objects, such as bullets or missiles. A strong or violent outburst, as of emotion or excitement: a storm of tears. A violent disturbance or upheaval, as in political, social, or domestic affairs: a storm of protest. A violent, sudden attack on a fortified place. A storm window. To blow forcefully. To precipitate rain, snow, hail, or sleet. To be extremely angry; rant and rage. To move or rush tumultuously, violently, or angrily: stormed into the room. To assault, capture, or captivate by storm. See Synonyms at attack. take by storm To captivate completely: a new play that took New York City by storm.