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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A revolving current of wind of small diameter that rises suddenly, but is soon spent.
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The numerical value of whirlwind in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of whirlwind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of whirlwind in a Sentence
A smiling lie is a whirlwind, easy to enter, but hard to escape.
It is necessary to sweep away the whirlwind of sanctions by the hostile forces.
It is a fiery whirlwind that soars across the sky. Let it engulf Brock Allen Turner. (Dan A. Turner) (Judge Aaron Persky).
It’s been a whirlwind, it’s been crazy and it’s also been the most rewarding time of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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.
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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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