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ˈʰwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-whirl·wind

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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

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. hvirfilvindr, Sw. hvirfvelvind, Dan. hvirvelvind, G. wirbelwind. See Whirl, and Wind, n.]

  2. Whirlwind(noun)

    fig.: A body of objects sweeping violently onward

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. hvirfilvindr, Sw. hvirfvelvind, Dan. hvirvelvind, G. wirbelwind. See Whirl, and Wind, n.]

Freebase

  1. Whirlwind

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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. whirlwind

    A revolving current of wind of small diameter that rises suddenly, but is soon spent.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whirlwind in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whirlwind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of whirlwind in a Sentence

  1. Akhenaten:

    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.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    A smiling lie is a whirlwind, easy to enter, but hard to escape.

  3. Scott Walker:

    [ Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisc. ] was confronted by a family of an undocumented worker in Scott Walker childhood hometown of Plainfield, Iowa during one of the final stops of his whirlwind presidential campaign launch tour on Sunday. Jose Flores, an undocumented immigrant who calls Wisconsin home, was accompanied by Jose Flores 13-year-old daughter Leslie and 7-year-old son Luis, both of whom were born in the United States and naturalized citizens … Shaking Flores ’ hand, Scott Walker said Jose Flores ‘ completely sympathize [ s ] with the situation you’re all in and others are in ’ but … ‘ The fact is, we’re a nation of laws, and unfortunately, the president last year, after saying 22 times before last year that he could n’t make the law himself, he said he was n’t the emperor … he decided to change the law even though the courts announced that you ca n’t do that. ’.

  4. Dante Alighieri:

    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.

  5. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

    I want to tell you, Neil Gorsuch.Graham. I want to tell you, Brett Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.

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