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Gust definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GUST, n. [L. gustus, gusto; Gr. a contracted word, for it has taste.]
1. Taste; tasting, or the sense of tasting. More generally, the pleasure of tasting; relish.
2. Sensual enjoyment.
Where love is duty on the female side,
On theirs, mere sensual gust, and sought with surly
3. Pleasure; amusement; gratification.
Destroy all creatures for thy sport or gust.
4. Turn of fancy; intellectual taste.
A choice of it may be made according to the gust and manner of the ancients. [Taste is now generally used.]
GUST, v.t. To taste; to have a relish. [Little used.]
GUST, n.
1. A sudden squall; a violent blast of wind; a sudden rushing or driving of the wind, of short duration.
2. A sudden, violent burst of passion.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English guste, from Latin gustus; akin to Latin gustare to taste more at choose Date: 15th century 1. obsolete a. the sensation of taste b. inclination, liking 2. keen delight II. noun Etymology: probably from Old Norse gustr; akin to Old High German gussa flood, and perhaps to Old English g?otan to pour more at found Date: 1588 1. a sudden brief rush of wind 2. a sudden outburst ; surge <a gust of emotion> gustily adverb gustiness noun gusty adjective III. intransitive verb Date: 1813 to blow in gusts <winds gusting up to 40 mph>

NOAA Weather Glossary

A brief sudden increase in wind speed. Generally the duration is less than 20seconds and the fluctuation greater than 10 mph.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a sudden strong rush of wind. 2 a burst of rain, fire, smoke, or sound. 3 a passionate or emotional outburst. --v.intr. blow in gusts. Etymology: ON gustr, rel. to gjósa to gush

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gust Gust, n. [L. gustus; cf. It. & Sp. gusto. [root]46.] 1. The sense or pleasure of tasting; relish; gusto. An ox will relish the tender flesh of kids with as much gust and appetite. --Jer. Taylor. 2. Gratification of any kind, particularly that which is exquisitely relished; enjoyment. Destroy all creatures for thy sport or gust. --Pope. 3. Intellectual taste; fancy. A choice of it may be made according to the gust and manner of the ancients. --Dryden.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gust Gust, v. t. [Cf. L. gustare, It. gustare, Sp. gustar. See GUST a relish.] To taste; to have a relish for. [Obs.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gust Gust, n. [Icel. gustr a cool breeze. Cf. Gush.] 1. A sudden squall; a violent blast of wind; a sudden and brief rushing or driving of the wind. Snow, and hail, stormy gust and flaw. --Milton. 2. A sudden violent burst of passion. --Bacon.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(gusts, gusting, gusted) 1. A gust is a short, strong, sudden rush of wind. A gust of wind drove down the valley... A hurricane-force gust blew off part of a church tower. N-COUNT: oft N of n 2. When the wind gusts, it blows with short, strong, sudden rushes. The wind gusted again... The wind gusted up to 164 miles an hour. VERB: V, V prep/adv 3. If you feel a gust of emotion, you feel the emotion suddenly and intensely. ...a small gust of pleasure. N-COUNT: N of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Taste. 2. Relish, zest, liking, gusto, gratification of appetite. 3. Pleasure, enjoyment, delight, delectation. 4. Turn, taste, fancy, favor. 5. Blast, squall. 6. Burst, outburst, fit, paroxysm.

Moby Thesaurus

access, affection, aftertaste, alacrity, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, aroma, attribute, avidity, avidness, badge, bitter, blast, blaze, blow, brand, breathless impatience, breeze, burst, cachet, cast, character, characteristic, cheerful readiness, configuration, convulsion, crush, cut, cyclone, differentia, differential, distinctive feature, eagerness, earmark, elan, eruption, explosion, feature, figure, fit, flare-up, flavor, flaw, flurry, fondness, forwardness, gale, gusto, hallmark, hurricane, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, impatience, impress, impression, increase, index, individualism, infatuation, irruption, keen desire, keenness, keynote, life, likes, liking, lineaments, liveliness, love, mannerism, mark, marking, mold, nature, odor, outbreak, outburst, palate, paroxysm, particularity, passion, peculiarity, promptness, property, puff, quality, quickness, quirk, readiness, relish, sally, salt, sapidity, sapor, savor, savoriness, scud, seal, seizure, shape, singularity, smack, sour, spasm, specialty, spirit, stamp, stomach, storm, surge, sweet, taint, tang, taste, tempest, token, tongue, tooth, tornado, trait, trick, upheaval, verve, vitality, vivacity, weakness, whirlwind, wind, wind gust, zest, zestfulness

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