gust1 «guhst», noun, verb.
1. a sudden, violent rush of wind: »

A gust upset the small sailboat.

SYNONYM(S): squall.
2. a sudden burst of rain, smoke, or sound, usually carried by the wind.
3. Figurative. an outburst of anger or other feeling: »

Gusts of laughter greeted the clown.

to blow in gusts: »

With the northwesterly wind gusting up to 25 m.p.h., yesterday's race…had to be shortened (London Times).

[apparently < Scandinavian (compare Old Icelandic gustr)]
gust2 «guhst», noun, verb. Archaic.
1. taste or liking: »

I had no gust to antiquities (Daniel Defoe).

2. a pleasing flavor: »

The whole vegetable tribe have lost their gust with me (Charles Lamb).

3. keen enjoyment; zest: »

He drinks his simple beverage with a gust (William Cowper).

[< Latin gustus, -ūs]
gust´a|ble, adjective.

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  • gust — I [[t]gʌst[/t]] n. v. gust•ed, gust•ing. n. 1) a sudden strong blast of wind 2) a sudden rush or burst, as of water or fire 3) an outburst of passionate feeling 4) to blow or rush in gusts • Etymology: 1580–90; < ON gustr a gust, akin to gjōsa …   From formal English to slang

  • Gustable — Gust a*ble, a. [See {Gust}, v.] [Obs.] 1. Capable of being tasted; tastable. [1913 Webster] This position informs us of a vulgar error, terming the gall bitter; whereas there is nothing gustable sweeter. Harvey. [1913 Webster] 2. Pleasant to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gustable — Gust a*ble, n. Anything that can be tasted. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ingustable — In*gust a*ble, a. [L. ingustabilis. See {Gustable}.] Tasteless; insipid. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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