Tempest

Definition of Tempest

Tem´pest
n.1.An extensive current of wind, rushing with great velocity and violence, and commonly attended with rain, hail, or snow; a furious storm.
[We] caught in a fiery tempest, shall be hurled,
Each on his rock transfixed.
- Milton.
2.Fig.: Any violent tumult or commotion; as, a political tempest; a tempest of war, or of the passions.
3.A fashionable assembly; a drum. See the Note under Drum, n., 4.
v. t.1.To disturb as by a tempest.
Part huge of bulk
Wallowing unwieldy, enormous in their gait,
Tempest the ocean.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To storm.

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