Results for: monsoon
1. (Earth Sciences / Physical Geography) a seasonal wind of S Asia that blows from the southwest in summer, bringing heavy rains, and from the northeast in winter
2. (Earth Sciences / Physical Geography) the rainy season when the SW monsoon blows, from about April to October
3. (Earth Sciences / Physical Geography) any wind that changes direction with the seasons
[from obsolete Dutch monssoen, from Portuguese monção, from Arabic mawsim season]
monsoon /mnsun/ n. 1 a heavy rain storm, esp. of southeast Asia: A monsoon struck the coastline. 2 a seasonal wind in southeastern Asia that changes direction: The monsoons from April to October bring rain to the area.