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1gust

noun \ˈgəst\

Definition of GUST

1
obsolete
a :  the sensation of taste
b :  inclination, liking
2
:  keen delight
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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
GUSTY Defined for Kids

gust

noun \ˈgəst\

Definition of GUST for Kids

1
:  a sudden brief rush of wind
2
:  a sudden outburst <a gust of laughter>

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