- (mon-SOON) [Dutch, from Portugese, from Arabic: season] A seasonal wind of southern Asia and the Indian Ocean that changes direction with the seasons; in India, the summer winds that bring heavy rains; the rainy season that results from the monsoon.[They] will be forced to leave the mountain in two weeks when the climbing season gives way to the annual monsoons. —The Guardian, May 17, 1999.
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Monsoon — Mon*soon , n. [Malay m[=u]sim, fr. Ar. mausim a time, season: cf. F. monson, mousson, Sr. monzon, Pg. mon[,c][ a]o, It. monsone.] A wind blowing part of the year from one direction, alternating with a wind from the opposite direction; a term… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
monsoon — ► NOUN 1) a seasonal prevailing wind in the region of the Indian subcontinent and SE Asia, bringing rain when blowing from the south west. 2) the rainy season (typically May to September) accompanying the south west monsoon. DERIVATIVES monsoonal … English terms dictionary
monsoon — (n.) 1580s, trade wind of the Indian Ocean, from Du. monssoen, from Port. monçao, from Arabic mawsim time of year, appropriate season (for a voyage, pilgrimage, etc.), from wasama he marked. When it blows from the southwest (April through… … Etymology dictionary
monsoon — [män so͞on′] n. [MDu monssoen < Port monção < Ar mausim, a time, a season] 1. a seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and S Asia, blowing from the southwest from April to October, and from the northeast during the rest of the year 2. the season … English World dictionary
Monsoon — This article is about the seasonal winds. For other uses, see Monsoon (disambiguation). Part of the Nature series on … Wikipedia
Monsoon — Durch den Monsun Durch den Monsun et Monsoon sont des singles du groupe de rock allemand Tokio Hotel. Durch den Monsun est le premier single du groupe, extrait de l album Schrei. Il est sorti le 15 août 2005. La version anglaise Monsoon est le… … Wikipédia en Français
monsoon — monsoonal, adj. /mon soohn /, n. 1. the seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and southern Asia, blowing from the southwest in summer and from the northeast in winter. 2. (in India and nearby lands) the season during which the southwest monsoon blows … Universalium
monsoon — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ summer, winter MONSOON + VERB ▪ set in ▪ The monsoon sets in during April. MONSOON + NOUN ▪ … Collocations dictionary
monsoon — [[t]mɒnsu͟ːn[/t]] monsoons 1) N COUNT: oft the N The monsoon is the season in Southern Asia when there is a lot of very heavy rain. ...the end of the monsoon. ...monsoon flooding. 2) N PLURAL: oft the N Monsoon rains are sometimes referred to as… … English dictionary
monsoon — UK [mɒnˈsuːn] / US [mɑnˈsun] noun [countable] Word forms monsoon : singular monsoon plural monsoons a period of heavy rain in India and Southeast Asia a) the wind that causes a monsoon b) the rain that falls during a monsoon … English dictionary
monsoon — /mɒnˈsun / (say mon soohn) noun 1. any major wind system which reverses in direction seasonally, usually creating a difference between dry and rainy seasons. 2. a rainy season associated with a monsoon, as the wet season of northern Australia… … Australian English dictionary