Definition of blizzard in English:

blizzard

Pronunciation /ˈblizərd/ /ˈblɪzərd/

noun

  • 1A severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility.

    • ‘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. 1.1An overabundance; a deluge.
      ‘a blizzard of legal forms’
      • ‘There is irony in the book's blizzard of anecdotal details.’
      • ‘What is the average citizen to do, facing this blizzard of charges and countercharges and theories and countertheories?’
      • ‘And did this blizzard of deal activity generate tangible additional value for their shareholders?’
      • ‘In an effort to help clear a path through this blizzard of misinformation and propaganda, here are the pertinent facts.’
      • ‘But at least there's some attempt to deal with and current affairs amid all that girl-mag blizzard of fashion, bizarre beauty treatments and gossip.’
      • ‘Marking a memo ‘Secret’ gives it a certain cachet, makes it worthy of attention in the blizzard of paperwork that consumes government offices.’
      • ‘As I braced for the weather that's buffeted the East Coast recently, I thought: What a spiraling blizzard of bad policy we face.’
      • ‘Politicians, policy experts and academics are amazingly complacent about the blizzard of cross-subsidies that now rages.’
      • ‘We'll gather this blizzard of user reports into sections.’
      • ‘It's about the emotional trauma suffered by those who get caught-up in the blizzard of pink slips in today's harsh, corporate climate.’
      • ‘The mass no-show came despite a flurry of ads encouraging participation, and a veritable blizzard of TV spots exploring the question of voter apathy, especially among youth.’
      • ‘As the blizzard of redundancies and closures continued through the 1970s and 80s, finding investment for such ventures was about as easy as crossing a motorway blindfolded.’
      • ‘The blizzard of details the prosecution produced was meticulous and almost irrelevant.’
      • ‘Looking through the blizzard of wildly differing reports of the housing market, there is at least a hint that activity is slowing and that prices have - not before time - topped out.’
      • ‘He is a constant bundle of energy, founding and leading a whole blizzard of extra-curricular clubs and plays, never quite satisfied for long.’
      • ‘Then came the blizzard of self-serving press releases.’
      • ‘Or had it provided sanctuary from the remorseless blizzard of e-mails, phone calls, meetings and other responsibilities?’
      • ‘People were helping others run and avoid the blizzard of debris.’
      • ‘However, in the blizzard of journalistic hype, these subtle forms they create are being lost.’
      • ‘Regardless of what it drafts, the agency expects a similar blizzard of public comment.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

blizzard

/ˈblizərd/ /ˈblɪzərd/