a sudden, strong blast of wind.
a sudden rush or burst of water, fire, smoke, sound, etc.
an outburst of passionate feeling.
to blow or rush in gusts.
- gustless, adjective
Other definitions for gust (2 of 2)
Archaic. flavor or taste.
Obsolete. enjoyment or gratification.
Scot. to taste; savor.
- gust·a·ble, adjective, noun
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How to use gust in a sentence
Winds are out of the north around 10 mph, with gusts near 20 mph.PM Update: Light snow mainly passes south of us tonight; cloudy and cold Friday | Ian Livingston | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Winds are from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph, with some gusts to 25 mph.D.C.-area forecast: Cold today before another possible winter storm starting Wednesday night | Jason Samenow | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Breezes are moderate from the north with an occasional gust to 20 mph.D.C.-area forecast: Sunny today and showers early Friday before a chilly weekend | David Streit | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Winds will decrease to about 5 mph overnight, with gusts to around 10 mph.PM Update: Cold tonight under clearer skies, then it turns milder Thursday | Ian Livingston | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
Blustery winds from the northwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph will make the highs in the mid- to upper 30s feel like the 20s.
A gust of smoke dances around her naked frame as she bathes for one final time in the prayer leaves.
The accessory was easily lifted by a gust of wind and would regularly get entangled in the wheel spokes of carriages.Corsets, Muslin Disease, and More of the Deadly Fashion Trends | The Fashion Beast Team | April 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Despite the gust of excitement most scientists are keeping their emotions in check.
And one strong gust of wind could blow the whole edifice of human habitation away.
An added gust turned the rainbow to multi-colored wisps of rare beauty.
The next morning a gust of wind carried him, and him only, out of the boat into the waves, and he was never seen again.
It was a windy night and a sudden gust blew his tall hat into the river, and after it unfortunately dropped the meerschaum.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
It blew out of the canyon-mouth like a gust from a chimney, rolling over and over in billowy masses.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The violent gust passed on its way, the flying cloud of sand subsided, settling down on everything.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
Somebody was lighting a candle, which was at once extinguished when the door was open, and a gust of wind and rain swept in.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for gust
a sudden blast of wind
a sudden rush of smoke, sound, etc
an outburst of emotion
to blow in gusts: the wind was gusting to more than 50 mph
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