Tempest Definition

tĕmpĭst
tempests
noun
tempests
A violent storm with high winds, esp. one accompanied by rain, hail, or snow.
Webster's New World
A violent outburst; tumult.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
calm
verb
tempests
To agitate violently.
Webster's New World
To cause a tempest around or in.
American Heritage

(intransitive, rare) To storm.

Wiktionary

(chiefly poetic) To disturb, as by a tempest.

Wiktionary
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idiom
tempest in a teacup
  • A great disturbance or uproar over a matter of little or no importance.
American Heritage
tempest in a teapot
  • a great commotion over a small problem
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Tempest

Noun

Singular:
tempest
Plural:
tempests

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Tempest

Origin of Tempest

  • Middle English from Old French tempeste from Vulgar Latin tempesta variant of Latin tempestās from tempus time

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French tempeste (French: tempête), from Latin tempestas, storm, from tempus, time, weather

    From Wiktionary

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