Definitions for whirlwindˈʰwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-
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a more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth
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
Origin: [Cf. Icel. hvirfilvindr, Sw. hvirfvelvind, Dan. hvirvelvind, G. wirbelwind. See Whirl, and Wind, n.]
Whirlwind is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A smiling lie is a whirlwind, easy to enter, but hard to escape.
I never in a million years imagined this would happen. ... It was a whirlwind, it's crazy how it all worked. It was all planned out by God.
And when he fell in whirlwind, he went downAs when a lordly cedar, green with boughs,Goes down with a great shout upon the hills,And leaves a lonesome place against the sky.
As the whirlwind in its fury teareth up trees, and deformeth the face of nature, or as an earthquake in its convulsions overturneth whole cities; so the rage of an angry man throweth mischief around him.
There sighs, lamentations and loud wailings resounded through the starless air, so that at first it made me weep; strange tongues, horrible language, words of pain, tones of anger, voices loud and hoarse, and with these the sound of hands, made a tumult which is whirling through that air forever dark, and sand eddies in a whirlwind.
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- віхур, віхураBelarusian
- вихрушка, вихърBulgarian
- terbolíCatalan, Valencian
- awel dro, troellwynt, trowynt, corwyntWelsh
- Wirbelsturm, WirbelwindGerman
- pyörremyrsky, pyörretuuliFinnish
- ioma-ghaothScottish Gaelic
- anoraarsuaqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- āwhiowhio, tūkauatiMāori
- windhoos, wervelwindDutch
- náátsʼóʼoołdísiiNavajo, Navaho
- trąba powietrznaPolish
- вихрь, ураганRussian
- вихор, vihorSerbo-Croatian
- buhawi, ipu-ipoTagalog
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