An extensive current of wind, rushing with great velocity and violence, and commonly attended with rain, hail, or snow; a furious storm.
- A violent windstorm, frequently accompanied by rain, snow, or hail.
- Furious agitation, commotion, or tumult; an uproar: "The tempest in my mind/Doth from my senses take all feeling” ( Shakespeare).
- To cause a tempest around or in.
- teacup A great disturbance or uproar over a matter of little or no importance.