verb (used with object)
- temperature inversion,
- temperature spot,
- temperature-humidity index,
- tempest in a teapot,
- tempest, the,
Origin of tempest
Examples from the Web for tempest
Much of the nation has been caught up in a tempest that resembled one of the dinner-table scenes in August: Osage County.
Tempest, hurricane, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, or Big Bang?How Marine Le Pen and France’s Ultra-Right Won the Day|Tracy McNicoll|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first grey pencillings of dawn would raise a tempest which would shake two hemispheres.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, this particular fooforaw may be a tempest in a teapot: OPM may rule that they can offer subsidies to staffers.Is Congress Trying to Exempt Itself From Obamacare?|Megan McArdle|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When CEO Jamie Dimon first announced the loss in April, he pegged it at just $2 billion, and called it “a tempest in a teapot.”JPMorgan Chase Earnings: CEO Jamie Dimon Comes Clean|Alex Klein|July 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And yet, as we all of us felt, everything now depended on Tempest.Tom, Dick and Harry|Talbot Baines Reed
I had come into a place mute of all light, that bellows as the sea does in a tempest, if it be combated by opposing winds.
As the night drew on, the tempest abated, and the reading and prayers lessened.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
Tempest went to the pumps, and saw one of the men whose arms were tired, and whose whole body showed exhaustion.The Cruise of the "Lively Bee"|John De Morgan
But all absorbed sat the old man, and heeded not cold or tempest as he read the music.
Word Origin for tempest
"violent storm," mid-13c., from Old French tempeste (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *tempesta, from Latin tempestas (genitive tempestatis) "storm, weather, season," also "commotion, disturbance," related to tempus "time, season" (see temporal). Sense evolution is from "period of time" to "period of weather," to "bad weather" to "storm." Words for "weather" were originally words for "time" in languages from Russia to Brittany. Figurative sense of "violent commotion" is recorded from early 14c.