What does the word typhoon mean?

Usage examples for typhoon

  1. The typhoon had embraced a diameter of about two leagues, and, like a violent hurricane, had upset and shattered everything it met during its course. – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironi√®re
  2. The age- seasoned frame houses there huddled close enough for the hot contagion to sweep them with typhoon speed and they went up in spurts like pitch barrels. – A Pagan of the Hills by Charles Neville Buck
  3. Above him are formidable hosts of deities and spirits, and even European engineers cannot subdue the genii of the flood and typhoon: below but still not separated from him are the various tribes of birds and beasts. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot