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1tempest

noun tem·pest \ˈtem-pəst\

: a violent storm

Full Definition of TEMPEST

1
:  a violent storm
2
:  tumult, uproar

Examples of TEMPEST

  1. <the sudden summertime tempest drove us off the golf course and into the clubhouse>
  2. <the town council handled the tempest over cuts to the school budget as well as could be expected>

Origin of TEMPEST

Middle English tempeste, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *tempesta, alteration of Latin tempestas season, weather, storm, from tempus time
First Known Use: 13th century

2tempest

transitive verb

Definition of TEMPEST

:  to raise a tempest in or around

First Known Use of TEMPEST

14th century
TEMPEST Defined for Kids

tempest

noun tem·pest \ˈtem-pəst\

Definition of TEMPEST for Kids

1
:  a strong wind often accompanied by rain, hail, or snow
2
:  uproar

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