Definitions for: Gust

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Gust, v. t. [Cf. L. gustare, It. gustare, Sp. gustar. See
GUST a relish.]
To taste; to have a relish for. [Obs.]

Synonyms: blast, blow

See Also: bluster, puff, puff of air, sandblast, whiff, wind

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