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Meaning of GUST

Pronunciation:  gust

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"

GUST is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: blast, blow
 See Also: bluster, puff, puff of air, sandblast, whiff, wind



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gust\, n. [Icel. gustr a cool breeze. Cf. {Gush}.]
    1. A sudden squall; a violent blast of wind; a sudden and
       brief rushing or driving of the wind. Snow, and hail,
       stormy gust and flaw. --Milton.
    2. A sudden violent burst of passion. --Bacon.
  2. \Gust\, n. [L. gustus; cf. It. & Sp. gusto. [root]46.]
    1. The sense or pleasure of tasting; relish; gusto.
             An ox will relish the tender flesh of kids with as
             much gust and appetite.               --Jer. Taylor.
    2. Gratification of any kind, particularly that which is
       exquisitely relished; enjoyment.
             Destroy all creatures for thy sport or gust. --Pope.
    3. Intellectual taste; fancy.
             A choice of it may be made according to the gust and
             manner of the ancients. --Dryden.
  3. \Gust\, v. t. [Cf. L. gustare, It. gustare, Sp. gustar. See
    {GUST} a relish.]
    To taste; to have a relish for. [Obs.]
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