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Gus is a masculine name, often a diminutive for Angus, August, Augustine, or Augustus, and other names (e.g. Aengus, Argus, Fergus, Ghassan, Gustav, Gustave, Gustavo).

As a stand alone masculine name, it derives from the Old Irish word gusmhar or gusair for "strength" or "force" or the root gustu- for "choice"/"chose", with most naming books combining both derivations as "strong choice".

Gus may refer to:

GUS (retailer)

GUS plc was a FTSE 100 retailing group based in the United Kingdom. GUS is an abbreviation of Great Universal Stores, the company's name before 2001. On 10 October 2006, the company was split into two separate companies which continue to exist as Home Retail Group and Experian.

Gus (1976 film)

Gus is a 1976 American family comedy film by Walt Disney Productions, directed by Vincent McEveety and starring Edward Asner, Don Knotts and Gary Grimes. Its center character is Gus, a football-playing mule. The film did well at the box office and was released on home video in 1981. The movie is remembered for two sequences involving a hotel and a supermarket.

Gus (Psych)

Burton "Gus" Guster is a fictional character on the USA Network television comedy Psych played by American actor Dulé Hill. He functions as the straight man for Shawn Spencer's antics, and provides sobering advice, steady support, and friendship. Over the course of the show, Gus evolves from nothing more than a conventional, uptight pharmaceutical representative to a strong support system through all Shawn Spencer's crazy antics. He frequently tries to pass himself off as "fearless" although in reality the opposite is true, and often cries, sometimes due to "sympathy" and other times when Shawn is insensitive to his feelings. It is believed that Gus was named after a relative of Steve Franks, the technical producer of the show, Burton Franks.

Gus (2011 film)

Gus is a 2011 Australian computer animated short film produced by Honeydew Studios in Brisbane, Australia. It is written, directed, animated and produced by Andrew Martin. The music is composed by Liam Flenady and Lisa Cheney, and the sound design is by John Willsteed. It has won multiple awards on the international festival circuit, including Best Short Film Script and Best Short Animation at the Monaco International Film Festival, and Best Animation at the Queensland New Filmmakers Awards in 2011. Gus is Andrew Martin's filmmaking debut and the first production for his company Honeydew Studios.

Gus (disambiguation)

Gus is a masculine given name.

Gus or GUS may also refer to:


  • Gus (1976 film), a Disney film of the 1970s
  • Gus (2011 film), an animated short film
  • Gus, Kentucky, a community in the United States
  • Gus River, Russia
  • Gus class LCAC, a Soviet Navy assault hovercraft class (1969-1990s)
  • Gus's, a cafe in Canberra, Australia
  • Gus's Pretzels, a pretzel maker in St Louis, Missouri
  • Guster, an alternative rock band formerly known as Gus


  • Gravis Ultrasound, a sound card for PCs
  • GUS (retailer), a British retailing company
  • Central Statistical Office, Poland (Główny Urząd Statystyczny), the Polish national statistics office
  • Gul Ursani School, Qasimabad, Hyderabad, Sindh.
  • Gulder Ultimate Search, a Nigerian reality show
  • beta-glucuronidase, a lysosomal enzyme
  • GUS reporter system (also: GUS Staining, GUS Assay) a molecular biology technique
  • Gemeinschaft Unabhängiger Staaten, the Commonwealth of Independent States, a modern-day political entity consisting of 11 former Soviet Union Republics
  • Groupes urbains de sécurité, a Moroccan police unit
  • GUS, designation of slow westbound UG convoys in World War II
Gus (polar bear)

Gus (1985–2013) was a polar bear and icon of the Central Park Zoo in New York City. His exhibit was visited by over 20 million people during his lifetime. He came to public notice in the 1990s, when he began swimming obsessively in his pool for up to 12 hours a day. Reporters dubbed him "neurotic", "depressed", "flaky", and " bipolar", turning him into a "symbol of the stress of living in New York City". As part of his therapy and treatment, Gus was the first zoo animal in history to be treated with Prozac.

Usage examples of "gus".

Gus Brannhard guffawed at Roy Wilkins, a slender man who stood nearby, chatting with Ernst Mallin, frowned and pursed his lips.

Somebody pushed Gus de Rochambeau and he skidded past me over the beer and piss and put his hand through a window.

I stood there with Gus, not wanting to leave if I was still singing, and I watched my teammates slip and fall into the beer and get up sick and laughing.

Gus watched as they undogged a thick, foot-and-a-half square door, drew out a slab on which the frost-covered body of a man lay under a thin plastic membrane.

Throttling back to twenty miles an hour for the final approach, Gus skimmed along the rear section of the train, engaged the arrester wire and touched down on the roof decking of the flight-car.

The brakemen said, "I heard some Burlington hands talking about your dust-up with the Black Swede, Gus Bergman.

Gus saw other cadremen withdrawing, one with blood on his face and minus his cap.

A few sumptuously-cloaked ladies were already gathered in the marble vestibule, and in the coat-room he found Van Alstyne and Gus Trenor.

By the early eighties all the senior hierarchs—Carey Jordan, Dewey Clarridge, Milton Bearden, Gus Hatha­way, and Paul Redmond—thought he was a useless arti­cle.

Gus had a coop of rare fowls, who clucked wildly all the way, while Ralph, with the bust in his arms, stood up in front, and Jill and Molly bore the precious bedquilt, as they sat behind.

Then Gus, at the right time, came forward reluctantly and suspiciously, like a real Rube and not one of Charlie's comic turns, and cut the deck and chose a card: either Gus knew some sleight-of-hand herself or Willard had prepared a sharp test for me, because it was the Ace of Spades.

Listening in, interpreting as needed, Father Gus considered the problems.

For the first time Gus heard the account of the kidnapping of Lori and Mavra Chang and got a picture of the latter totally at odds with any memories he had of her back in the jungles.

Thanks to Rathmann, he, like Gus and Wally and Al, had become crazy about automobile racing.

Pea ignored the remark--it was necessary to ignore most of those Gus made or else you got bogged down in useless conversation.