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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tempest mean? 

TEMPEST (noun)
  The noun TEMPEST has 2 senses:

1. a violent commotion or disturbance
2. (literary) a violent wind

  Familiarity information: TEMPEST used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TEMPEST (noun)

Sense 1tempest [BACK TO TOP]


A violent commotion or disturbance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


tempest; storm

Context examples:

the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away / it was only a tempest in a teapot

Hypernyms ("tempest" is a kind of...):

commotion; disruption; disturbance; flutter; hoo-ha; hoo-hah; hurly burly; kerfuffle; to-do (a disorderly outburst or tumult)

Sense 2tempest [BACK TO TOP]


(literary) a violent wind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Context example:

a tempest swept over the island

Hypernyms ("tempest" is a kind of...):

windstorm (a storm consisting of violent winds)

Domain category:

literature (creative writing of recognized artistic value)

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