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 for tempest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tempest \Tem"pest\, n. [OF. tempeste, F. temp[^e]te, (assumed)
     LL. tempesta, fr. L. tempestas a portion of time, a season,
     weather, storm, akin to tempus time. See Temporal of time.]
     1. An extensive current of wind, rushing with great velocity
        and violence, and commonly attended with rain, hail, or
        snow; a furious storm.
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              [We] caught in a fiery tempest, shall be hurled,
              Each on his rock transfixed.          --Milton.
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     2. Fig.: Any violent tumult or commotion; as, a political
        tempest; a tempest of war, or of the passions.
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     3. A fashionable assembly; a drum. See the Note under Drum,
        n., 4. [Archaic] --Smollett.
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     Note: Tempest is sometimes used in the formation of
           self-explaining compounds; as, tempest-beaten,
           tempest-loving, tempest-tossed, tempest-winged, and the
           like.
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     Syn: Storm; agitation; perturbation. See Storm.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tempest \Tem"pest\, v. t. [Cf. OF. tempester, F. temp[^e]ter to
     rage.]
     To disturb as by a tempest. [Obs.]
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           Part huge of bulk
           Wallowing unwieldy, enormous in their gait,
           Tempest the ocean.                       --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tempest \Tem"pest\, v. i.
     To storm. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tempest
      n 1: a violent commotion or disturbance; "the storms that had
           characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was
           only a tempest in a teapot" [syn: storm, tempest]
      2: (literary) a violent wind; "a tempest swept over the island"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "tempest":
     agitation, black squall, blaze, blizzard, blow, brouhaha, burst,
     chaos, commotion, convulsion, cyclone, dirty weather, disorder,
     disruption, disturbance, equinoctial, eruption, explosion, ferment,
     fit, flare-up, foul weather, gale, gust, half a gale, heavy blow,
     hurly-burly, hurricane, ill wind, irruption, line squall,
     line storm, outbreak, outburst, paroxysm, perturbation, rainstorm,
     riot, rough weather, seizure, snowstorm, spasm, squall,
     squall line, storm, storm wind, stormy weather, stormy winds,
     strong wind, tempestuous rage, tempestuous wind, thick squall,
     thundersquall, thunderstorm, tornado, tropical cyclone, tumult,
     turbulence, typhoon, ugly wind, unrest, upheaval, uproar,
     violent blow, whirlwind, white squall, whole gale, williwaw,
     wind-shift line, windstorm
  
  

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