Definition of gust noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡʌst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌst//
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  1. 1a sudden strong increase in the amount and speed of wind that is blowing A gust of wind blew his hat off. The wind was blowing in gusts. Wordfinderbreeze, buffet, calm, force, gale, gust, hurricane, prevailing, tornado, wind See related entries: Wind
  2. 2a sudden strong expression of emotion a gust of laughter
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Old Norse gustr, related to gjósa ‘to gush’.Extra examples The hurricane’s wind gusts topped 110 miles an hour. The wind came in great gusts off the Pacific. a sudden gust of wind
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