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gale

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noun \ˈgāl\

Simple Definition of gale

  • : a very strong wind

  • : a sudden occurrence of laughter, tears, etc.

Full Definition of gale

  1. 1 a :  a strong current of air: (1) :  a wind from 32 to 63 miles per hour (about 51 to 102 kilometers per hour) (2) :  fresh gale — see beaufort scale table b archaic :  breeze

  2. 2 :  an emotional outburst <gales of laughter>

Examples of gale

  1. The boat was damaged in a strong gale.

  2. The winds approached gale force.

  3. The audience erupted in gales of laughter.



Origin of gale

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1547

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Gale

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biographical name \ˈgāl\

Definition of Gale

  1. Zona 1874–1938 Am. nov.




GALE Defined for Kids

gale

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noun \ˈgāl\

Definition of gale

  1. 1 :  a strong wind

  2. 2 :  a wind of from about 32 to 63 miles per hour (about 51 to 101 kilometers per hour)

  3. 3 :  an outburst of amusement <gales of laughter>





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