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BLIZZARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blizzard mean? 

BLIZZARD (noun)
  The noun BLIZZARD has 2 senses:

1. a storm with widespread snowfall accompanied by strong winds
2. a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences

  Familiarity information: BLIZZARD used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLIZZARD (noun)


Sense 1blizzard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A storm with widespread snowfall accompanied by strong winds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

blizzard; snowstorm

Hypernyms ("blizzard" is a kind of...):

storm; violent storm (a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightening)


Sense 2blizzard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

blizzard; rash

Context examples:

a rash of bank robberies / a blizzard of lawsuits

Hypernyms ("blizzard" is a kind of...):

series (similar things placed in order or happening one after another)


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