gust

1
[guhst]
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noun
  1. a sudden, strong blast of wind.
  2. a sudden rush or burst of water, fire, smoke, sound, etc.
  3. an outburst of passionate feeling.
verb (used without object)
  1. to blow or rush in gusts.

Origin of gust

1
1580–90; < Old Norse gustr a gust, akin to gjōsa, gusa to gust
Related formsgust·less, adjective

Synonyms for gust

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1. See wind1.

gust

2
[guhst]
noun
  1. Archaic. flavor or taste.
  2. Obsolete. enjoyment or gratification.
verb (used with object)
  1. 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 formsgust·a·ble, adjective, noun
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Related Words for gusted

fly, run, gust, dart, skim, wind, cloud

Examples from the Web for gusted

Historical Examples of gusted

  • He caught the admiring glance in his Mary's eye; inhaled and gusted forth a huge breath of smoke; repeated the fine sentence.

    Once Aboard The Lugger

    Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson


British Dictionary definitions for gusted

gust

noun
  1. a sudden blast of wind
  2. a sudden rush of smoke, sound, etc
  3. an outburst of emotion
verb (intr)
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for gusted

gust

n.

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.

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