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Meaning of TEMPEST

Pronunciation:  'tempist

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (literary) a violent wind; "a tempest swept over the island"
  2. [n]  a violent commotion or disturbance; "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot"

TEMPEST is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: storm
 See Also: commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, stir, to-do, turmoil, windstorm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tem"pest\, n. [OF. tempeste, F. temp[^e]te, (assumed)
    LL. tempesta, fr. L. tempestas a portion of time, a season,
    weather, storm, akin to tempus time. See {Temporal} of time.]
    1. An extensive current of wind, rushing with great velocity
       and violence, and commonly attended with rain, hail, or
       snow; a furious storm.
             [We] caught in a fiery tempest, shall be hurled,
             Each on his rock transfixed.          --Milton.
    2. Fig.: Any violent tumult or commotion; as, a political
       tempest; a tempest of war, or of the passions.
    3. A fashionable assembly; a drum. See the Note under {Drum},
       n., 4. [Archaic] --Smollett.
    Note: Tempest is sometimes used in the formation of
          self-explaining compounds; as, tempest-beaten,
          tempest-loving, tempest-tossed, tempest-winged, and the
    Syn: Storm; agitation; perturbation. See {Storm}.
  2. \Tem"pest\, v. t. [Cf. OF. tempester, F. temp[^e]ter to
    To disturb as by a tempest. [Obs.]
          Part huge of bulk Wallowing unwieldy, enormous in their
          gait, Tempest the ocean.                 --Milton.
  3. \Tem"pest\, v. i.
    To storm. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are caught in a tempest means trouble and the indifference of friends.