a very strong wind.
Meteorology. a wind of 32–63 miles per hour (14–28 meters per second).
a noisy outburst: a gale of laughter filled the room.
Archaic. a gentle breeze.
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Zo·na [zoh-nuh], /ˈzoʊ nə/, 1874–1938, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and poet.
a female or male given name.
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How to use gale in a sentence
Three zippered exterior pockets hold sunscreen, car keys, and a phone, and a brimmed hood offers extra protection against harsh sun and gales.
He and gale allegedly earned up to $23 million that they sought to conceal from authorities.John McAfee, software entrepreneur with outlaw persona, dies in prison at 75 | Glenn Rifkin | June 23, 2021 | Washington Post
That grants Arctic weather, along with gales spinning off the Great Lakes, unimpeded access to the West Virginia highlands.Skiing West Virginia’s ‘Canadian Valley’ in a banner season | John Briley | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Specifically, the party failed to submit affidavits in person signed by Scroggin and gale, according to the court.
It struck me from behind and carried me willy-nilly and with great force like a leaf in a gale.Fire on the Bay: 115 Years Ago This Month, a Deadly Explosion Rocked a Navy Ship | Randy Dotinga | July 14, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Movie gale fails to conjure emotions more complicated than “oooh, what pretty eyes he has.”Team Peeta or Team Gale: Why the ‘Hunger Games’ Love Triangle Ruins ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’ | Kevin Fallon | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately, Peeta Mellark and gale Hawthorne are not among them.Team Peeta or Team Gale: Why the ‘Hunger Games’ Love Triangle Ruins ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’ | Kevin Fallon | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Comedian Paul gale has an answer as to why: they do it on purpose.Viral Video of the Day: The Truth About Why Starbucks Employees Misspell Your Name (NSFW) | Alex Chancey | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We scrambled for the prime spots… bottom bunks on the wall, just close enough to the gale-forced air-conditioning ducts.How I’ll End the War: The Trip Over to Afghanistan | Nick Willard | April 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of the scenes was when she first gets called to go into The Hunger Games and has to say goodbye to her mother and gale.Shailene Woodley Opens Up About Coming of Age, ‘Divergent,’ and the Faults in Our World | Marlow Stern | January 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The gale still lasted, and the steamer was in momentary danger of becoming a complete wreck.Uncanny Tales | Various
At a quarter before seven o'clock we hauled to the wind for the night with a fresh gale from the southward.
Loud and clear were both the signals, but four and a half miles of distance and a fresh gale neutralised their influence.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
It is not an easy matter to sit up in a gale of wind, with freezing spray, and sometimes green seas, sweeping over one!The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
A violent gale of wind from the south-west; the only thing like a hard gale since we left England.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
British Dictionary definitions for gale (1 of 2)
a strong wind, specifically one of force seven to ten on the Beaufort scale or from 45 to 90 kilometres per hour
(often plural) a loud outburst, esp of laughter
archaic, poetic a gentle breeze
British Dictionary definitions for gale (2 of 2)
short for sweet gale
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