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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tem·pest /ˈtɛmpəst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tem·pest, v. i. To storm. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tem·pest, v. t.  To disturb as by a tempest. [Obs.]
 Part huge of bulk
 Wallowing unwieldy, enormous in their gait,
 Tempest the ocean.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tem·pest n.
 1. An extensive current of wind, rushing with great velocity and violence, and commonly attended with rain, hail, or snow; a furious storm.
 [We] caught in a fiery tempest, shall be hurled,
 Each on his rock transfixed.   --Milton.
 2. Fig.: Any violent tumult or commotion; as, a political tempest; a tempest of war, or of the passions.
 3. A fashionable assembly; a drum. See the Note under Drum, n., 4. [Archaic]
 Note:Tempest is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, tempest-beaten, tempest-loving, tempest-tossed, tempest-winged, and the like.
 Syn: -- Storm; agitation; perturbation. See Storm.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]
      2: (literary) a violent wind; "a tempest swept over the island"