- 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.
Origin of gust1
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- Archaic. flavor or taste.
- Obsolete. enjoyment or gratification.
- Scot. to taste; savor.
Origin of gust2
Related Words for gustingwindy, gusty, turbulent, howling, fly, run, gust, dart, skim, wind, cloud, inclement, raging, rough, tempestuous, violent, wild, roaring, gusting
Examples from the Web for gusting
Historical Examples of gusting
Bart acquiesced, trying to sound eager, but a wild excitement was gusting up in him.The Colors of Space
Marion Zimmer Bradley
- a sudden blast of wind
- a sudden rush of smoke, sound, etc
- an outburst of emotion
- to blow in guststhe wind was gusting to more than 50 mph
Word Origin 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.