The definition of a gust is a powerful and unexpected rush of wind, air, rain, water, sound, smoke or fire.noun
- An example of a gust is the air from a train going by very fast.
- An example of a gust is the noise from a quickly opened door to a crowded dance club on an otherwise quiet street.
- An example of a gust is the flames that happen just after a person squirts lighter fluid on a fire.
Gust is defined as taste or the enjoyment of flavor.noun
- An example of gust is the sweetness of a ripe pear.
- An example of gust is swirling a fine wine in your mouth.
- a sudden, strong rush of air or wind
- a sudden burst of rain, smoke, fire, sound, etc.
- an outburst of laughter, rage, etc.
Origin: ON gustr, gust, blast < gjosa, to gush, break out < IE *gheus- < base *ĝheu-, to pour > gut, L fundere
- taste; relish; flavor; savor
- enjoyment or appreciation
Origin: ME guste < L gustus: see gusto
- gustable adjective, noun
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- A strong, abrupt rush of wind.
- A sudden burst, as of rain or smoke.
- An outburst of emotion.
Origin: Probably from Old Norse gustr; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.
- Archaic Relish; gusto.
- Obsolete a. The sense of taste.b. Personal taste or inclination; liking.
Origin: Middle English guste, taste, from Latin gustus; see gusto.