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gust

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noun \ˈgəst\

Definition of gust

  1. 1 obsolete a :  the sensation of taste b :  inclination, liking

  2. 2 :  keen delight



Origin of gust

Middle English guste, from Latin gustus; akin to Latin gustare to taste — more at choose


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

Rhymes with gust


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gust

noun

Definition of gust

  1. 1 :  a sudden brief rush of wind

  2. 2 :  a sudden outburst :  surge <a gust of emotion>

gust·i·ly play \ˈgəs-tə-lē\ adverb
gust·i·ness play \-tē-nəs\ noun
gusty play \-tē\ adjective


Origin of gust

probably from Old Norse gustr; akin to Old High German gussa flood, and perhaps to Old English gēotan to pour — more at found


First Known Use: 1588

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


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gust

verb

Simple Definition of gust

  • of wind : to blow strongly for a short time : to blow in gusts

Full Definition of gust

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to blow in gusts <winds gusting up to 40 mph>

Examples of gust

  1. The forecast calls for winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour.



1813

First Known Use of gust

1813


GUST Defined for Kids

gust

play
noun \ˈgəst\

Definition of gust

  1. 1 :  a sudden brief rush of wind

  2. 2 :  a sudden outburst <a gust of laughter>





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