AskDefine | Define gust

Dictionary Definition

gust n : a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust" [syn: blast, blow]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Apparently from Old Norse gustr, though not recorded before Shakespeare.

Noun

  1. A strong, abrupt rush of wind.
  2. Any rush or outburst (of water, emotion etc.).

Translations

A strong, abrupt rush of wind
Any rush or outburst

Verb

  1. To blow in gusts.

Translations

To blow in gusts

Etymology 2

From gustus ‘taste’.

Noun

  1. The physiological faculty of taste.
  2. Relish, enjoyment, appreciation.
    • 1942: ‘Yes, indeed,’ said Sava with solemn gust. — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 1050)

Catalan

Etymology

Latin gustus

Noun

gust

Croatian

Adjective

gust

Romanian

Etymology

Latin gustus

Noun

gust

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