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Definitions of tempest

  1. To disturb as by a tempest. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. (literary) a violent wind; "a tempest swept over the island" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. An extensive current of wind, rushing with great velocity and violence, and commonly attended with rain, hail, or snow; a furious storm. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Fig.: Any violent tumult or commotion; as, a political tempest; a tempest of war, or of the passions. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A fashionable assembly; a drum. See the Note under Drum, n., 4. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A very violent storm; wind rushing with great force; any violent commotion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Wind rushing with great velocity, usually with rain or snow: a violent storm: any violent commotion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A violent storm; violent commotion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Tempestuous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A violent wind, with rain, snow, or hail; any violent commotion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A wind rushing with great velocity and violence; a storm of extreme violence; a violent tumult or commotion; perturbation; violent agitation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Wind rushing with great velocity and violence, with or without rain, hail, or snow; a storm of extreme violence; violent agitation or commotion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for tempest

  1. Every man of their own who was wounded they carried carefully back through the tempest in No Man's Land. – Letters from France by C. E. W. Bean
  2. Timid as she may be, her light bark bounds to meet the tempest – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
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