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Definition of "gust" []

  • A strong, abrupt rush of wind. (noun)
  • A sudden burst, as of rain or smoke. (noun)
  • An outburst of emotion. (noun)
  • To blow in gusts. (verb-intransitive)
  • Archaic Relish; gusto. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gust" in a sentence
  • "Winds sustained around 15 mph during the afternoon are likely to again gust to near 30 mph."
  • "If anyone finds a door it's ours and the shed roof is also heading abroad in gust-sized pieces."
  • "It had vanished in gust of wind and a wall of water."