What does the word monsoon mean?

Usage examples for monsoon

  1. For a while he was in the smooth water, in the shelter of the northern cape, but ahead he could see the monsoon tearing the liquid surface into white shreds. –  by
  2. 10 Dr. Rein was the first clearly to apprehend and state the influence of the northeast monsoon on the climate of Japan. – Japan by David Murray
  3. There the favorable resemblance ends; for, in the region through which we were passing, this monsoon is overcast, usually gloomy, and excessively damp. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan