Definition of Whirlwind

1. Noun. A more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth.

Specialized synonyms: Dust Devil
Generic synonyms: Windstorm



Definition of Whirlwind

1. n. A violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterized by an inward spiral motion of the air with an upward current in the center; a vortex of air. It usually has a rapid progressive motion.

2. n. A violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterized by an inward spiral motion of the air with an upward current in the center; a vortex of air. It usually has a rapid progressive motion.

Definition of Whirlwind

1. Noun. A violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterized by an inward spiral motion of the air with an upward current in the center; a vortex of air. It usually has a rapid progressive motion. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A person or body of objects or events sweeping violently onward. ¹

3. Adjective. Rapid and minimal: ''a whirlwind tour'', ''a whirlwind guide''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Whirlwind

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Medical Definition of Whirlwind

1. 1. A violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterised by an inward spiral motion of the air with an upward current in the center; a vortex of air. It usually has a rapid progressive motion. "The swift dark whirlwind that uproots the woods. And drowns the villages." (Bryant) Some meteorologists apply the word whirlwind to the larger rotary storm also, such as cyclones. 2. A body of objects sweeping violently onward. "The whirlwind of hounds and hunters." Origin: Cf. Icel. Hvirfilvindr, Sw. Hvirfvelvind, Dan. Hvirvelvind, G. Wirbelwind. See Whirl, and Wind. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Whirlwind

whirligig beetles
whirligigs
whirlin
whirling
whirling dervish
whirlingly
whirlings
whirlpit
whirlpits
whirlpool
whirlpooling
whirlpools
whirls
whirlwig
whirlwigs
whirlwind (current term)
whirlwinds
whirly
whirlybird
whirlybirds
whirlygig
whirlygigs
whirr
whirred
whirret
whirreted
whirrets
whirried
whirries
whirring

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