Whirlwind

Whirlwind may refer to:
* An atmospheric phenomenon, see whirlwind (atmospheric phenomenon)
* whirlwind, an ancient chinese siege weapon
* "Whirlwind", an episode in the World War Two documentary "The World at War" concerning the allied bombing of Germany. The title is based on Churchill's quotation of the Book of Hosea concerning retaliation for Germany's actions: "They sow the wind, and they reap the whirlwind"
* Several aircraft, see Westland Whirlwind
* MIT's pioneering Whirlwind computer
* Jimmy White, a famous British Snooker player, is nicknamed The Whirlwind due to his speedy technique of play
* Whirlwind (comics), a Marvel Comics supervillain
* Whirlwind (novel), a novel by James Clavell
* The WhirlWind (Seabreeze) is a roller coaster at Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester, New York
* USS Whirlwind (PC-11), a ship in the US Navy
* Whirlwind tank, a Space Marine rocket artillery vehicle in the Warhammer 40,000 universe
* "Whirlwind", a pinball machine made by Williams
* "Whirlwind", a Wind-based Psynergy used by Ivan and Sheba in Golden Sun
* The Wright Whirlwind radial aircraft engine
* Hostile Whirlwinds, a Soviet 1953 film
* "Whirlwind" (film), a 1951 Gene Autry Western movie
* Whirlwind Community, a self-sustainable community being built in Columbus, New Mexico.


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  • Whirlwind — Whirlwind, également appelé L’Homme toupie en français dans les publications Arédit/Artima ou Cyclone dans L’Intégrale Avengers de Marvel France, est un super vilain appartenant à l’univers de Marvel Comics. Il a été créé par Stan Lee et Jack… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Whirlwind — Whirl wind , n. [Cf. Icel. hvirfilvindr, Sw. hvirfvelvind, Dan. hvirvelvind, G. wirbelwind. See {Whirl}, and {Wind}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. A violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterized by an inward spiral motion of the air… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whirlwind — ► NOUN 1) a column of air moving rapidly round and round in a cylindrical or funnel shape. 2) a very energetic or tumultuous person or process. 3) (before another noun ) very rapid and unexpected: a whirlwind romance. ● (sow the wind and) reap… …   English terms dictionary

  • whirlwind — [hwʉrl′wind΄, wʉrl′wind΄] n. [ME whirlwynd, prob. based on ON hvirfilvindr] 1. a current of air whirling violently upward in a spiral motion around a more or less vertical axis that has a forward motion 2. anything resembling a whirlwind, as in… …   English World dictionary

  • whirlwind — whirlwind, cyclone, typhoon, hurricane, tornado, waterspout, twister share the basic notion of a rotary motion of the wind. Whirlwind is applied to a small windstorm which begins with an inward and upward spiral motion of the lower air and is… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • whirlwind — mid 14c., from WHIRL (Cf. whirl) (v.) + WIND (Cf. wind) (n.), probably on model of O.N. hvirfilvindr …   Etymology dictionary

  • whirlwind — [adj] very fast cyclonic, hasty, headlong, hurricane, impetuous, impulsive, lightning, quick, rapid, rash, short, speedy, swift, tornado; concepts 588,798 Ant. slow …   New thesaurus

  • whirlwind — [[t](h)wɜ͟ː(r)lwɪnd[/t]] whirlwinds 1) N COUNT A whirlwind is a tall column of air which spins round and round very fast and moves across the land or sea. 2) N COUNT: usu sing, with supp, usu N of n You can describe a situation in which a lot of… …   English dictionary

  • Whirlwind — Der Whirlwind 1 im Computer History Museum, Kalifornien Der Whirlwind Computer (von engl. Whirlwind für Wirbelwind ) wurde von 1945 bis 1952 am Massachusetts Institute of Technology nach einem während des Zweiten Weltkrieges vergebenen Auftrag… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • whirlwind — /hwerrl wind , werrl /, n. 1. any of several relatively small masses of air rotating rapidly around a more or less vertical axis and advancing simultaneously over land or sea, as a dust devil, tornado, or waterspout. 2. anything resembling a… …   Universalium


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