gust

1
[ guhst ]
/ gʌst /

noun

a sudden, strong blast of wind.
a sudden rush or burst of water, fire, smoke, sound, etc.
an outburst of passionate feeling.

verb (used without object)

to blow or rush in gusts.

Origin of gust

1
1580–90; < Old Norse gustr a gust, akin to gjōsa, gusa to gust

Related forms

gust·less, adjective

Definition for gust (2 of 2)

gust

2
[ guhst ]
/ gʌst /

noun

Archaic. flavor or taste.
Obsolete. enjoyment or gratification.

verb (used with object)

Scot. to taste; savor.

Origin of gust

2
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin gustus a tasting (of food), eating a little, akin to gustāre to taste

Related forms

gust·a·ble, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gust

gust

/ (ɡʌst) /

noun

a sudden blast of wind
a sudden rush of smoke, sound, etc
an outburst of emotion

verb (intr)

to blow in guststhe wind was gusting to more than 50 mph

Word Origin for gust

C16: from Old Norse gustr; related to gjōsa to gush; see geyser
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