Crossword clues for gust
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gust \Gust\, n. [L. gustus; cf. It. & Sp. gusto. [root]46.]
The sense or pleasure of tasting; relish; gusto.
An ox will relish the tender flesh of kids with as much gust and appetite.
Gratification of any kind, particularly that which is exquisitely relished; enjoyment.
Destroy all creatures for thy sport or gust.
Intellectual taste; fancy.
A choice of it may be made according to the gust and manner of the ancients.
Gust \Gust\, v. t. [Cf. L. gustare, It. gustare, Sp. gustar. See GUST a relish.] To taste; to have a relish for. [Obs.]
Gust \Gust\ (g[u^]st), n. [Icel. gustr a cool breeze. Cf. Gush.]
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.
A sudden violent burst of passion.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A strong, abrupt rush of wind. 2 Any rush or outburst (of water, emotion etc.). vb. (context intransitive English) To blow in gusts. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context archaic English) The physiological faculty of taste. 2 relish, enjoyment, appreciation. 3 Intellectual taste; fancy. vb. 1 (context obsolete transitive English) To taste. 2 (context obsolete transitive English) To have a relish for.
Gust may refer to:
- Gust, short blast of wind
- Gust Corporation, a Japanese video game developer and publisher
Usage examples of "gust".
The wind gusted: canvas shook to a wind so hard and sand-edged it abraded his exposed hands.
The gusts grew stronger, throwing Acies up against the wall and holding him there.
One of those sudden storms of summer had blown up from the sea, and Peggy knew enough of Long Island weather to know that these disturbances were usually accompanied by terrific winds--squalls and gusts that no aeroplane yet built or thought of could hope to cope with.
She shrieked to the ravens that croaked from afar, And she sighed to the gusts of the wild sweeping wind.
At once the riding became easier, for the moment a gust of wind hit the machine on one side, the elevators and ailerons shifted and counteracted its uneven effect.
We had quite enough to do to prevent ourselves from being served in the same ruthless fashion, and now and then, in the more violent gusts of wind, were glad to stick our alpenstocks into the ice and hold on hard.
With a grunt, he went through to the grog-shop, whence were borne odours of sausage, ale, wine, tar and sweat on gusts of argument, laughter, bawdry and alleged song.
The breeze was coming in fitful gusts, sending the biplane first to one side and then to the other.
As Martinez touched his lips with his glass, the front door boomed open and a gust of wind riffled papers on the side table.
A sudden gust, sweeping around the old house, battering the creaky walls and pressing the ancient beams that supported Haldrew Hall.
It was pretty country, even in the downpour, when white mists parted and fir-crowned heights looked out for a moment, or we slid down into a deep glen with mossy boulders, lichen-covered stumps, ferny carpet, and damp, balsamy smell of pyramidal cryptomeria, and a tawny torrent dashing through it in gusts of passion.
A wind got up, making Danseuse nervous, so that she became for a while a dancer indeed, shying at gusts.
Bonnets, drabblers, save-ails - the whole shooting-match - but even so he would have been caught if the privateer had not split her foresail in a late evening gust.
Riding swiftly, their black cloaks billowing in the gusts like the sails of a ghostly armada, the bandits swept down upon the village of Dunam, intending to strike them in the evening when, worn out from their long labors in the fields, the magi were settling down to rest.
Rita Clay Estrada The wind had grown from light breezes to stiff gusts.