Definitions for whirlwindˈʰwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

whirl•windˈʰwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-(n.)

  1. a relatively small mass of air, as a tornado, rotating rapidly and advancing over land or sea.

    Category: Meteorology

  2. something resembling a whirlwind, as in destructive force.

  3. any circling rush or violent onward course.

  4. (adj.)like a whirlwind, as in speed or force:

    a whirlwind visit.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for whirlwind:

  1. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. whirlwind(noun)

    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

  1. whirlwind(noun)ˈʰwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-

    a fast-moving and confusing period of activity, emotion, etc.

    a whirlwind of problems

  2. whirlwindˈʰwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-

    a passionate but short romantic relationship

Wiktionary

  1. whirlwind(Noun)

    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.

  2. whirlwind(Noun)

    A person or body of objects or events sweeping violently onward.

  3. whirlwind(Adjective)

    Rapid and minimal: a whirlwind tour, a whirlwind guide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whirlwind(noun)

    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

  2. Whirlwind(noun)

    fig.: A body of objects sweeping violently onward

Freebase

  1. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.


Translations for whirlwind

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

whirlwind(noun)

a violent circular current of wind with a whirling motion.

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