Definitions for whirlwindˈʰwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a relatively small mass of air, as a tornado, rotating rapidly and advancing over land or sea.
something resembling a whirlwind, as in destructive force.
any circling rush or violent onward course.
(adj.)like a whirlwind, as in speed or force:
a whirlwind visit.
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Idioms for whirlwind:
reap the whirlwind, to suffer the penalties for one's misdeeds. Hos. 8:7.
Category: Idiom, Bible
Origin of whirlwind:
1300–50; ME < ON hvirfilvindr
a more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a fast-moving and confusing period of activity, emotion, etc.
a whirlwind of problems
a passionate but short romantic relationship
A violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterized by an inward spiral motion of the air with an upward current in the center; a vortex of air. It usually has a rapid progressive motion.
A person or body of objects or events sweeping violently onward.
Rapid and minimal: a whirlwind tour, a whirlwind guide.
a violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterized by an inward spiral motion of the air with an upward current in the center; a vortex of air. It usually has a rapid progressive motion
fig.: A body of objects sweeping violently onward
Whirlwind is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Translations for whirlwind
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a violent circular current of wind with a whirling motion.
- زَوْبَعَه، دَوّامَه هَوائِيَّه، إعْصارArabic
- furacão / ciclonePortuguese (BR)
- der WirbelwindGerman
- מְעַרבּוֹלתֶ אֲוִירHebrew
- vihor, zračni vrtlogCroatian
- angin puyuhIndonesian
- turbine, (tromba d'aria)Italian
- viesulas, uraganasLithuanian
- virpulis; viesulisLatvian
- trąba powietrznaPolish
- vijelie; tornadăRomanian
- vzdušný vír, víchrica, smršťSlovak
- zračni vrtinecSlovenian
- 旋風Chinese (Trad.)
- вихор; смерчUkrainian
- cơn gió lốcVietnamese
- 旋风Chinese (Simp.)
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