tempest


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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.]

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]

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]

tempest

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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.

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
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

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
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

tempest

[ˈtɛmpɪst] n (= violent storm) → tempête f

tempest

n (liter)Sturm m (also fig), → Unwetter nt; it was a tempest in a teapot (US) → es war ein Sturm im Wasserglas

tempest

[ˈtɛmpɪst] n (liter) → tempesta

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

tempest

n. tempestad, tormenta.
References in classic literature ?
The tempest burst on the 18th of May, just as the Nautilus was floating off Long Island, some miles from the port of New York.
Symptoms of a Storm.--The Country of the Moon.--The Future of the African Continent.--The Last Machine of all.--A View of the Country at Sunset.-- Flora and Fauna.--The Tempest.--The Zone of Fire.--The Starry Heavens.
Here she tried again to force the nose of the flier back toward Helium, but the tempest seized the frail thing and hurled it remorselessly about, rolling it over and over and tossing it as it were a cork in a cataract.
Men, women children, all lay prostrate like ears of corn under a tempest. There ensued a terrible tumult; a large number of persons were seriously injured.
As he sailed off the coast of Greece, a violent tempest arose in which the ship was wrecked and he, his Monkey, and all the crew were obliged to swim for their lives.
A sort of tempest arose on the 3rd of November, the squall knocking the vessel about with fury, and the waves running high.
-- Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -- On this home by Horror haunted -- tell me truly, I implore -- Is there -- is there balm in Gilead?
"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil!--prophet still, if bird or devil!-- Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate, yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted-- On this home by Horror haunted--tell me truly, I implore-- Is there--is there balm in Gilead?--tell me--tell me, I implore!" Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."
Oh, none but cowards send down their brain-trucks in tempest time.
And tell the Deep-Sea Viceroys the story of our woe; Ere, empty as the shark's egg the tempest flings ashore, The Beaches of Lukannon shall know their sons no more!
The house occupied by the family was on the slope of a mountain, and after a long drought there was a terrible tempest which not only raised the river to a great height but loosened the surface of the mountain so that a great landslide took place.
When the heat-cloud sucks the tempest, when the slivered pine-trees fall, When the blinding, blaring rain-squalls lash and veer; Through the war-gongs of the thunder rings a voice more loud than all-- It is Fear, O Little Hunter, it is Fear!