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Definitions for whirlwind
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. Kim Jong:

    It is necessary to sweep away the whirlwind of sanctions by the hostile forces.

  2. Edwin Markham:

    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.

  3. William Arkin:

    In our day-to-day whirlwind and hostage status as prisoners of Donald Trump, I think — like everyone else does — that we miss so much.

  4. Lucy Tu:

    It has been a whirlwind of disappointment and I'm trying to stay optimistic, but when we decided we would be committing to tuition costs, it was with the understanding I would be getting the full benefit of the resources on campus and be with my peers. The classes are a small part of what you are paying for.

  5. Darrell Sales:

    It's been a whirlwind of events and a lot of emotions and a lot of different things happening at once, i've seen plenty of houses burn down and, you know, I definitely have a new perspective or just a new insight now that my house has joined that group.

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