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MONSOON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does monsoon mean? 

MONSOON (noun)
  The noun MONSOON has 3 senses:

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
3. any wind that changes direction with the seasons

  Familiarity information: MONSOON used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MONSOON (noun)


Sense 1monsoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

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

air current; current of air; wind (air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure)


Sense 2monsoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

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

rainy season (one of the two seasons in tropical climates)


Sense 3monsoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any wind that changes direction with the seasons

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

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

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)


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