American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A violent windstorm, frequently accompanied by rain, snow, or hail.
- n. Furious agitation, commotion, or tumult; an uproar: "The tempest in my mind/Doth from my senses take all feeling” ( Shakespeare).
- v. To cause a tempest around or in.
- idiom. teacup A great disturbance or uproar over a matter of little or no importance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very violent storm; an extensive current of wind, rushing with great velocity and violence, and commonly attended with rain, hail, or snow; a furious gale; a hurricane.
- n. A violent tumult or commotion; perturbation; violent agitation: as, a tempest of the passions; a popular or political tempest.
- To disturb violently, as by a tempest; rouse; throw into a state of commotion; agitate.
- To descend as a tempest; be tempestuous; storm.
- n. A storm, especially one with severe winds.
- n. Any violent tumult or commotion.
- v. intransitive, rare To storm.
- v. transitive To disturb, as by a tempest.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An extensive current of wind, rushing with great velocity and violence, and commonly attended with rain, hail, or snow; a furious storm.
- n. Fig.: Any violent tumult or commotion.
- n. Archaic A fashionable assembly; a drum. See the Note under Drum, n., 4.
- v. obsolete To disturb as by a tempest.
- v. obsolete To storm.
- n. (literary) a violent wind
- n. a violent commotion or disturbance
- From Old French tempeste (French: tempête), from Latin tempestas, storm, from tempus, time, weather (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French tempeste, from Vulgar Latin *tempesta, variant of Latin tempestās, from tempus, time. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So, in that sense, the tempest is a manufactured one, not the split.”
“And what wonderful melodies did she play on it when the winds of heaven blew about her and the mountain tempest thundered and the great stars stayed to listen?”
“Continually the tempest is shot through with the leaping lightning and crashing thunder, like steady cannonading, echoing and reechoing, roaring through the vast empty spaces of the heavens.”
“I'll pray for thy peace, tho 'the tempest is shaking”
“The reason he gives is, For I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.”
“This tempest comes from the hand of an offended justice, and therefore they have reason to fear it will go hard with them.”
“12 And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.”
“Clodius -- he called the tempest which swelled his sails. ”
“DOBBS: You have been caught in quite a-- I guess we could call a tempest without any problem.”
“A tempest is a violent mixture of wind, rain, hail, thunder, darkness, and the like.”
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