gust


1gust

noun \ˈgəst\

Definition of GUST

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

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

Rhymes with GUST

2gust

noun

Definition of GUST

1
:  a sudden brief rush of wind
2
:  a sudden outburst :  surge <a gust of emotion>
gust·i·ly \ˈgəs-tə-lē\ adverb
gust·i·ness \-tē-nəs\ noun
gusty \-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

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

3gust

verb

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

Full Definition of GUST

intransitive verb
:  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.

First Known Use of GUST

1813

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