verb (used without object)
Origin of gust1
Definition for gust (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of gust2
Examples from the Web for gust
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|DAILY BEAST
Despite the gust of excitement most scientists are keeping their emotions in check.
Watch this clip of the real-time seism—look closely or you might mistake it for a gust of wind.
Gust has few critics, and none who will speak on the record.
He was aghast at the gust of passion that had drowned all his senses for a moment.The Huntress|Hulbert Footner
Like a gust of wind, a feeling of emotion and of admiration swept over the audience.The Saint|Antonio Fogazzaro
All I remember was a blinding cloud of dust and a gust of wind as our tunnel was blown in, and once more I was buried.Into the Jaws of Death|Jack O'Brien
He is subject to sudden fits of passion, but that intellect which always stands sentinel over the Hebrew soon subdues the gust.
The first comes down, expands, cools and ascends, thereby cooling the second gust as it comes down.Marvels of Scientific Invention|Thomas W. Corbin
British Dictionary definitions for gust
Word Origin for gust
Word Origin and History for gust
1580s, possibly a dialectal survival from Old Norse gustr "a cold blast of wind" (related to gusa "to gush, spurt") or Old High German gussa "flood," both from Proto-Germanic *gustiz, from PIE *gheus-, from root *gheu- "to pour" (see found (2)). Probably originally in English as a nautical term. As a verb, from 1813. Related: Gusted; gusting.