twister, tornado, storm; something happening in a fast or confusing manner; something destructive; extremely energetic person, tumultuous person
similar to a whirlwind; tumultuous
A gyrating wind; in theosophy, when applied to the movements of a universe, a name for the moving of the Great Breath and for the various functions and activities of fohat. Motion, the divine breath, becomes the cosmic whirling or whirlwind and sets in motion the particles in space, bringing about now their coagulation and concretion, now their dissipation and dispersion. Deity thus mystically becomes a whirlwind; pulsatory life assumes a whirling movement. Stages in world formation are described as diffused cosmic matter, then the fiery whirlwind, the first stage in the formation of a nebula, leading eventually to the formation of solar system and more particularly of a globe or group of solar or planetary globes. The primordial seven forces, the first seven breaths of the cosmic dragon of wisdom or cosmic manifest intelligence, produce from their circumgyrating motions the fiery whirlwind. The first chapter of Ezekiel mentions a whirlwind and other descriptions of cosmic evolution, especially wheels.
A small-scale, rapidly rotating column of wind, formed thermally and most likely to develop on clear, dry, hot afternoons. Often called a dust devil when visible by the dust, dirt or debris it picks up. Also slang for a landspout or a tornado.
\whirl"wind`\ (?), n. [cf. icel. hvirfilvindr, sw. hvirfvelvind, dan. hvirvelvind, g. wirbelwind. see whirl, and wind, n.] 1.
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. the swift dark whirlwind that uproots the woods. and drowns the villages.
note: some meteorologists apply the word whirlwind to the larger rotary storm also, such as cyclones. 2.
fig.: a body of objects sweeping violently onward. "the whirlwind of hounds and hunters."whirlwind
n : a more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the earth
A whirlwind is a weather phenomenon in which a vortex of wind (a vertically oriented rotating column of air) forms due to instabilities and turbulence created by heating and flow (current) gradients. Whirlwinds occur all over the world and in any season.
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1. a more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth
(hyponym) dust devil
To dream that you are in the path of a whirlwind, foretells that you are confronting a change which threatens to overwhelm you with loss and calamity.
For a young woman to dream that she is caught in a whirlwind and has trouble to keep her skirts from blowing up and entangling her waist, denotes that she will carry on a secret flirtation and will be horrified to find that scandal has gotten possession of her name and she will run a close risk of disgrace and ostracism.
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n. a whirlwind
Fig.: A body of objects sweeping violently onward.
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.
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