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tempest

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noun tem·pest \ˈtem-pəst\

Definition of tempest

  1. 1 :  a violent storm

  2. 2 :  tumult, uproar

Examples of tempest in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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


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tempest

transitive verb tem·pest

Definition of tempest

  1. :  to raise a tempest in or around

14th Century

First Known Use of tempest

14th century



TEMPEST Defined for English Language Learners

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tempest

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noun tem·pest \ˈtem-pəst\

Definition of tempest for English Language Learners

  • : a violent storm


TEMPEST Defined for Kids

tempest

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noun tem·pest \ˈtem-pəst\

Definition of tempest for Students

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

  2. 2 :  uproar



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