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.

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Origin of gust

1
First recorded in 1580–90; from Old Norse gustr “a gust,” akin to gjōsa, gusa “to gust”

synonym study for gust

1. See wind1.

OTHER WORDS FROM gust

gustless, adjective

Definition for gust (2 of 2)

gust2
[ 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

OTHER WORDS FROM gust

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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