- IPA: /ɡʌst/
gust (plural gusts)
- A strong, abrupt rush#Noun|rush of wind#Noun|wind.
- Synonyms: windflaw
- (by extension) Any rush or outburst (of water#Noun|water, emotion, etc.).
- 1869 May, Anthony Trollope, “Hard Words”, in He Knew He Was Right, volume I, London: Strahan and Company, publishers, […], OCLC 1118026626 ↗, page 73 ↗:
- The author is not speaking now of actual love-makings, of intrigues and devilish villany, either perpetrated or imagined; but rather of those passing gusts of short-lived and unfounded suspicion to which, as to other accidents, very well-regulated families may occasionally be liable.
- French: souffle, coup de vent, bourrasque, rafale
- German: Bö
- Italian: folata, ventata, raffica, turbinio
- Portuguese: ventania, rabanada, rajada, lufada, lufa, pé de vento
- Russian: поры́в
- Spanish: ráfaga, racha
gust (gusts, present participle gusting; past and past participle gusted)
- (intransitive, transitive) To blow in gusts.
- Italian: turbinare
- (archaic) The physiological faculty of taste.
- Relish, enjoyment, appreciation.
- An ox will relish the tender flesh of kids with as much gust and appetite.
- 1733, [Alexander Pope], An Essay on Man. […], (
please specify ), London: Printed for J[ohn] Wilford, […], OCLC 960856019 ↗:
- 1942: ‘Yes, indeed,’ said Sava with solemn gust. — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 1050)
- Intellectual taste; fancy.
- A choice of it may be made according to the gust and manner of the ancients.
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