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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gale  \Gale\,  n.  [OE.  gal.  See  {Gale}  wind.] 
  A  song  or  story.  [Obs.]  --Toone. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gale  \Gale\,  v.  i.  [AS.  galan.  See  1st  {Gale}.] 
  To  sing.  [Obs.]  ``Can  he  cry  and  gale.''  --Court  of  Love. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gale  \Gale\,  n.  [AS.  gagel,  akin  to  D.  gagel.]  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Myrica},  growing  in  wet  places,  and 
  strongly  resembling  the  bayberry.  The  sweet  gale  ({Myrica 
  Gale})  is  found  both  in  Europe  and  in  America. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gale  \Gale\,  n.  [Cf.  {Gabel}.] 
  The  payment  of  a  rent  or  annuity.  [Eng.]  --Mozley  &  W. 
 
  {Gale  day},  the  day  on  which  rent  or  interest  is  due. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gale  \Gale\  (g[=a]l),  n.  [Prob.  of  Scand.  origin;  cf  Dan.  gal 
  furious,  Icel.  galinn,  cf  Icel.  gala  to  sing,  AS  galan  to 
  sing,  Icel.  galdr  song,  witchcraft,  AS  galdor  charm, 
  sorcery,  E.  nightingale;  also  Icel.  gj[=o]la  gust  of  wind, 
  gola  breeze.  Cf  {Yell}.] 
  1.  A  strong  current  of  air;  a  wind  between  a  stiff  breeze  and 
  a  hurricane.  The  most  violent  gales  are  called  {tempests}. 
 
  Note:  Gales  have  a  velocity  of  from  about  eighteen 
  (``moderate'')  to  about  eighty  (``very  heavy'')  miles 
  an  our  --Sir.  W.  S.  Harris. 
 
  2.  A  moderate  current  of  air;  a  breeze. 
 
  A  little  gale  will  soon  disperse  that  cloud.  --Shak. 
 
  And  winds  of  gentlest  gale  Arabian  odors  fanned  From 
  their  soft  wings.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  A  state  of  excitement,  passion,  or  hilarity. 
 
  The  ladies,  laughing  heartily,  were  fast  getting 
  into  what  in  New  England,  is  sometimes  called  a 
  gale.  --Brooke 
  (Eastford). 
 
  {Topgallant  gale}  (Naut.),  one  in  which  a  ship  may  carry  her 
  topgallant  sails. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gale  \Gale\,  v.  i.  (Naut.) 
  To  sale,  or  sail  fast 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gale 
  n  :  a  strong  wind  moving  45-90  knots;  force  7  to  10  on  Beaufort 
  scale 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Gale,  IL 
  Zip  code(s):  62990 




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