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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 and Etymology of gust

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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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>

gustily

play \ˈgəs-tə-lē\ adverb

gustiness

play \-tē-nəs\ noun

gusty

play \-tē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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

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gust

verb

Definition of gust

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

Examples of gust in a sentence

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

1813

First Known Use of gust

1813


GUST Defined for English Language Learners


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gust

verb

Definition of gust for English Language Learners

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


GUST Defined for Kids

gust

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noun \ˈgəst\

Definition of gust for Students

  1. 1 :  a sudden brief rush of wind

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



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