Definition of Tempest

1. Noun. A violent commotion or disturbance. "It was only a tempest in a teapot"

Exact synonyms: Storm
Generic synonyms: Commotion, Disruption, Disturbance, Flutter, Hoo-ha, Hoo-hah, Hurly Burly, Kerfuffle, To-do
Derivative terms: Storm, Stormy, Tempestuous



2. Noun. (literary) a violent wind. "A tempest swept over the island"
Category relationships: Literature
Generic synonyms: Windstorm
Derivative terms: Tempestuous

Definition of Tempest

1. n. An extensive current of wind, rushing with great velocity and violence, and commonly attended with rain, hail, or snow; a furious storm.

2. v. t. To disturb as by a tempest.

3. v. i. To storm.

Definition of Tempest

1. Noun. A storm, especially one with severe winds. ¹

2. Noun. Any violent tumult or commotion. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive rare) To storm. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive chiefly poetic) To disturb, as by a tempest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tempest

1. to agitate violently [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tempest

temperature sense
temperature sensitive mutation
temperature spot
temperature unit
temperatures
temperaunce
tempered
temperer
temperers
tempering
temperment
temperments
tempero-mandibular joint
tempero-mandibular joint syndrome
tempers
tempest (current term)
tempest-swept
tempest-tossed
tempest-tost
tempest in a teapot
tempested
tempesting
tempestite
tempestites
tempestivities
tempestivity
tempests
tempests in teapots
tempestuous
tempestuously

Literary usage of Tempest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1864)
"The tempest, or the Enchanted Island, adapted t« the Stage from Dryden and ... Is. The Virgin Queen, attempted as a Se-Í quel to Shakespeare's tempest, ..."

2. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1916)
"'The tempest' was again performed in February 1612-3 during the festivities ... 3 A baseless theory, first suggested by Tieck, represents The tempest as a ..."

3. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1905)
"This is unquestionably the groundwork of the plot of The tempest. ... The tempest is the most worthy conclusion imaginable of Shakespeare's ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1918)
"tempest said. "We don't want to have him taking potshots at you. ... The sounds were meaningless to Dave and tempest, who could only listen and wonder. ..."

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