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whirl·wind

 (wûrl′wĭnd′, hwûrl′-)
n.
1. A rapidly rotating, generally vertical column of air, such as a tornado, dust devil, or waterspout.
2.
a. A tumultuous, confused rush.
b. A destructive force or thing.
adj.
Tumultuous or rapid: a whirlwind political campaign.

whirlwind

(ˈwɜːlˌwɪnd)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a column of air whirling around and towards a more or less vertical axis of low pressure, which moves along the land or ocean surface
2.
a. a motion or course resembling this, esp in rapidity
b. (as modifier): a whirlwind romance.
3. an impetuously active person

whirl•wind

(ˈʰwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-)

n.
1. a relatively small mass of air, as a tornado, rotating rapidly and advancing over land or sea.
2. something resembling a whirlwind, as in destructive force.
3. any circling rush or violent onward course.
adj.
4. like a whirlwind, as in speed or force: a whirlwind visit.
Idioms:
reap the whirlwind, to suffer the penalties for one's misdeeds. Hos. 8:7.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old Norse hvirfilvindr]

whirlwind

any wind that has a spinning motion and is conflned to a small area in the shape of a vertical cylinder.
See also: Wind

Whirlwind

 something rushing; a confused condition.
Examples: whirlwind of applause, 1837; of tempestuous fire, 1667; of horse, 1840; of passion, 1603; of town pleasure, 1855.

whirlwind

An intense area of low pressure moving in a circular motion caused by a convection current that occurs over hot land such as in deserts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whirlwind - a more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earthwhirlwind - a more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth
dust devil - a miniature whirlwind strong enough to whip dust and leaves and litter into the air
windstorm - a storm consisting of violent winds

whirlwind

noun
1. tornado, hurricane, cyclone, typhoon, twister (U.S.), dust devil, waterspout They scattered like leaves in a whirlwind.
2. turmoil, chaos, swirl, mayhem, uproar, maelstrom, welter, bedlam, tumult, hurly-burly, madhouse a whirlwind of frenzied activity
adjective
Translations
زَوْبَعَه، دَوّامَه هَوائِيَّه، إعْصار
hvirvelvind
forgószél
hvirfilvindur

whirlwind

[ˈwɜːlwɪnd]
A. N (lit, fig) → torbellino m
like a whirlwindcomo un torbellino, como una tromba
to reap the whirlwindsegar lo que se ha sembrado, padecer las consecuencias
B. CPD [romance] → apasionado, arrollador
a whirlwind courtshipun noviazgo brevísimo
they took us on a whirlwind tournos llevaron de gira relámpago

whirlwind

hwɜːrlwɪnd]
ntornade f
modif (= very quick) [romance] → éclair inv; [tour] → éclair inv

whirlwind

nWirbelwind m; (fig)Trubel m, → Wirbel m; like a whirlwindwie der Wirbelwind; to reap the whirlwind (prov) → Sturm ernten; he did some very stupid things, and now he’s reaping the whirlwinder hat einige sehr große Dummheiten gemacht und jetzt muss er dafür büßen; a whirlwind romanceeine stürmische Romanze

whirlwind

[ˈwɜːlˌwɪnd]
2. adj (romance) → travolgente

whirl

(wəːl) verb
to move rapidly (round, away etc). She whirled round when I called her name; The wind whirled my hat away before I could grab it.
noun
1. an excited confusion. a whirl of activity; My head's in a whirl – I can't believe it's all happening!
2. a rapid turn.
ˈwhirlpool noun
a circular current in a river or sea, caused by opposing tides, winds or currents.
ˈwhirlwind noun
a violent circular current of wind with a whirling motion.
References in classic literature ?
They sowed wind, and wind, and ever more wind; for they alone knew how to reap the whirlwind and make a profit out of it.
Washington allowing New Delhi to fish in Afghanistan's troubled waters is only creating a Medusa that will add to the West's woes and they will reap the whirlwind sooner rather than later.
It is the under-50s who will have to reap the whirlwind.
Before the show, Tytan promised a few new songs and The Cradle and Reap The Whirlwind, did not disappoint featuring hard-edged riffs and soaring melodies that slipped seamlessly among old classics.
But by preventing Syrian Kurds from defending themselves against ISIS, Erdogan has already begun to reap the whirlwind.
He urged citizens to draw lessons from those Arab countries whose people were sold an illusory Spring, only to reap the whirlwind and wake up to infighting, bloodshed and destruction.
With all his boastful worth, the unbeaten Bradley, 30, may yet reap the whirlwind.
We are in the proverbial handcart on our way to perdition and the inevitable omega is that our payoff will be to reap the whirlwind.
This book demonstrates how Gaddafl was soon to reap the whirlwind, as his feints toward reform actually engendered a revolutionary movement that proved all too real and powerful to be put down.
It's better to reap the whirlwind having knocked out all the capabilities.
The Americans and the Russians, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda; they sowed the wind, we must all reap the whirlwind.
Many of them will reap the whirlwind at next May's local gover nment elections.