Meaning of blizzard in English:

blizzard

Pronunciation /ˈblɪzəd/

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noun

  • 1A severe snowstorm with high winds.

    ‘And then there are the weather warnings for hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, floods, winds, and tides.’
    • ‘If you lose electric power during a blizzard or ice storm, you probably will lose your heat.’
    • ‘Since that first winter, I've been through two ice storms and blizzards, as well as ‘normal’ winters, and frankly, I hate them.’
    • ‘In my years, I have witnessed, first hand, tornadoes, blizzards, nor'easters, drought, ice storms, lighting, flood and rain.’
    • ‘Unpredictable summer storms, floods, and other water accompanied disasters such as hurricanes, blizzards, and tornados are some more reasons for water damage.’
    • ‘In many natural disasters, be it a blizzard, tornado or hurricane, the power is sometimes the first utility that fails.’
    • ‘In the winter, blizzards and ice storms strike all the way down into Texas.’
    • ‘Much of the year I worry about my northern friends, with their blizzards, tornadoes, heat waves, droughts.’
    • ‘Meteorologists have long known that extreme weather phenomena - blizzards, hurricanes, drought, and the like - coincide with these cycles.’
    • ‘Many of the famous blizzards and northeasters that battered the East Coast and sank ships in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean throughout history were bomb cyclones.’
    • ‘In all it was a beautiful quiet day and definitely not a blizzard, just a snowstorm.’
    • ‘The illustrated book covers 70 years of Yorkshire's gales, blizzards, tornados and droughts.’
    • ‘Small trees would be cut down to mark the spot because of the severe winter with its blizzards and bad weather.’
    • ‘The heavy blizzards can be so severe and the snowdrifts have been known to reach the roof.’
    • ‘Winds are strong and frequent, and hurricanes and blizzards are common.’
    • ‘In the 1980's, after more than 100 wind turbines were set up across the state, none of them survived blizzards with winds blowing at 130 kilometers an hour.’
    • ‘In addition, high winds accompanying blizzards have pushed snow through grills and into buildings' ductwork.’
    • ‘The blizzard became severe on the afternoon of the 25th.’
    • ‘In some places, the blizzard winds had blown their path clear of snow.’
    • ‘The blizzard winds had come in much sooner than they normally did and he and the maids had been stuck in the compound for three weeks.’
    snowstorm, snow blast, snow squall
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    1. 1.1A large or overwhelming number of things arriving suddenly.
      ‘ a blizzard of forms’
      • ‘As usual with governments, this recognition is late and accompanied by a blizzard of bureaucracy and paperwork.’
      • ‘In the days immediately following his £2.3m signing a week past on Wednesday, a blizzard of newsprint was devoted to the 23-year-old.’
      • ‘There has also been a blizzard of complaints about poor customer service, falling earnings, rising debt, and a hostile attempt to force changes at board level.’
      • ‘His first two solo shows were a blizzard of styles, combining watercolours and charcoals, landscapes and portraits, religious paintings crafted lovingly by a committed atheist.’
      • ‘The Minister says that she has had to make regular visits to the regional capital to cope with a blizzard of bureaucracy.’
      • ‘And while hitting the top 10 has created a blizzard of credibility-tinged hype around the group, they just can't live up to their radical image.’
      • ‘I say ‘happily’ - that was before a blizzard of information descended on us council tenants about the so-called three options.’
      • ‘There will be a storm of prudent rhetoric, a blizzard of initiatives and tax breaks and a torrent of concessions towards pensioners and motorists in rural areas.’
      • ‘Most Western directors seem so afraid of boring an audience or losing their interest that they bombard our senses with a blizzard of images and a cacophony of noise.’
      • ‘A blizzard of writs, in fact, and all from the same person.’
      • ‘Thereafter, we were treated to a blizzard of corporate cameos.’
      • ‘The flagship scheme then became lost in a blizzard of red tape.’
      • ‘A blizzard of speeches and press conferences marked Day One of the General Election.’
      • ‘Instead of getting on with something useful, managers will be delayed and demoralised by a blizzard of forms to fill in.’
      • ‘Hackers tried to trick users into visiting a maliciously-constructed website using a blizzard of spam emails last week.’
      • ‘To curb overheating, regulators have produced a blizzard of edicts in the last fortnight, and made a few high profile arrests.’
      • ‘Each month, I faced a blizzard of bills, which came to dominate my life.’
      • ‘The main product was a blizzard of internal memos - so many that most days could be spent just responding to them.’
      • ‘A couple of weeks ago, my inbox received a blizzard of emails, courtesy of the latest virus.’
      • ‘The code breaks into numbers, which decay further into a blizzard of zeros and ones.’

Origin

Early 19th century (originally US, denoting a violent blow): of unknown origin.