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tem·pest

 (tĕm′pĭst)
n.
1. A violent windstorm, frequently accompanied by rain, snow, or hail.
2. Furious agitation, commotion, or tumult; an uproar: "The tempest in my mind / Doth from my senses take all feeling" (Shakespeare).
tr.v. tem·pest·ed, tem·pest·ing, tem·pests
To cause a tempest around or in.
Idiom:
tempest in a teacup/teapot
A great disturbance or uproar over a matter of little or no importance.

[Middle English, from Old French tempeste, from Vulgar Latin *tempesta, variant of Latin tempestās, from tempus, time.]
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tempest

(ˈtɛmpɪst)
n
1. (Physical Geography) chiefly literary a violent wind or storm
2. a violent commotion, uproar, or disturbance
vb
(tr) poetic to agitate or disturb violently
[C13: from Old French tempeste, from Latin tempestās storm, from tempus time]
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tem•pest

(ˈtɛm pɪst)

n.
1. a violent windstorm, esp. one with rain.
2. a violent commotion, disturbance, or tumult.
v.t.
3. to affect by a tempest; disturb violently.
[1200–50; Middle English tempeste < Old French < Vulgar Latin *tempesta, for Latin tempestās season, weather, storm =tempes- (variant s. of tempus time) + -tās -ty2]
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tempest

An unclassified term referring to technical investigations for compromising emanations from electrically operated information processing equipment; these investigations are conducted in support of emanations and emissions security. See also counterintelligence.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

Tempest

 a tumultuous throng; a rushing crowd of people or things, 1746.
Examples: tempest of cheering, 1909; of wild horses, 1866; of sand, 1856; of temptations, 1606; of wind, 1250.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

tempest


Past participle: tempested
Gerund: tempesting

Imperative
tempest
tempest
Present
I tempest
you tempest
he/she/it tempests
we tempest
you tempest
they tempest
Preterite
I tempested
you tempested
he/she/it tempested
we tempested
you tempested
they tempested
Present Continuous
I am tempesting
you are tempesting
he/she/it is tempesting
we are tempesting
you are tempesting
they are tempesting
Present Perfect
I have tempested
you have tempested
he/she/it has tempested
we have tempested
you have tempested
they have tempested
Past Continuous
I was tempesting
you were tempesting
he/she/it was tempesting
we were tempesting
you were tempesting
they were tempesting
Past Perfect
I had tempested
you had tempested
he/she/it had tempested
we had tempested
you had tempested
they had tempested
Future
I will tempest
you will tempest
he/she/it will tempest
we will tempest
you will tempest
they will tempest
Future Perfect
I will have tempested
you will have tempested
he/she/it will have tempested
we will have tempested
you will have tempested
they will have tempested
Future Continuous
I will be tempesting
you will be tempesting
he/she/it will be tempesting
we will be tempesting
you will be tempesting
they will be tempesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tempesting
you have been tempesting
he/she/it has been tempesting
we have been tempesting
you have been tempesting
they have been tempesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tempesting
you will have been tempesting
he/she/it will have been tempesting
we will have been tempesting
you will have been tempesting
they will have been tempesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tempesting
you had been tempesting
he/she/it had been tempesting
we had been tempesting
you had been tempesting
they had been tempesting
Conditional
I would tempest
you would tempest
he/she/it would tempest
we would tempest
you would tempest
they would tempest
Past Conditional
I would have tempested
you would have tempested
he/she/it would have tempested
we would have tempested
you would have tempested
they would have tempested
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tempest - a violent commotion or disturbancetempest - a violent commotion or disturbance; "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot"
commotion, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do, disruption, disturbance, flutter - a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
2.tempest - (literary) a violent wind; "a tempest swept over the island"
literature - creative writing of recognized artistic value
windstorm - a storm consisting of violent winds
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tempest

noun
1. (Literary) storm, hurricane, gale, tornado, cyclone, typhoon, squall torrential rain and howling tempest
2. storm, furore, disturbance, upheaval, uproar, ferment, commotion, tumult I hadn't foreseen the tempest my request would cause.
uproar peace, quiet, calm, serenity, tranquillity, stillness
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Translations
عاصِفَه
bouře
storm
óveîur, ofviîri
aistringumas
vētra
boraşiddetli fırtına

tempest

[ˈtempɪst] N (poet) → tempestad f
a tempest in a teapot (US) → una tormenta or tempestad en un vaso de agua
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tempest

[ˈtɛmpɪst] n (= violent storm) → tempête f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tempest

n (liter)Sturm m (also fig), → Unwetter nt; it was a tempest in a teapot (US) → es war ein Sturm im Wasserglas
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tempest

[ˈtɛmpɪst] n (liter) → tempesta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tempest

(ˈtempist) noun
a violent storm, with very strong winds. A tempest arose and they were drowned at sea.
tempestuous (temˈpestjuəs) adjective
1. (of a person, behaviour etc) violently emotional; passionate. a tempestuous argument/relationship.
2. very stormy; of or like a tempest. tempestuous winds.
temˈpestuously adverb
temˈpestuousness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

tempest

n. tempestad, tormenta.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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'People who have so far been worried about Tempest attacks, any sort of government installation that fears it is being spied upon by a capable opponent, they should not only look at radio frequency signals, but at the optical signal.'