[ guhs-tahv; French gys-tav ]

  1. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “staff of God.”

Words Nearby Gustave Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Gustave in a sentence

  • Gustave was full of apologies for his carelessness, as he called it; I was dignified.

  • Raemaekers in his cartoon follows the conception of Gustave Doré rather than that of the old fabulists.

    Raemaekers' Cartoons | Louis Raemaekers
  • Gustave Piotrowski has experimented on the length of time blood retains CO.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • The eldest, Achilles, was nine years older than Gustave, and the two other little ones were dead.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 | Gustave Flaubert