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gust


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gust  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gust  \Gust\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  L.  gustare,  It  gustare,  Sp  gustar.  See 
  {GUST}  a  relish.] 
  To  taste;  to  have  a  relish  for  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gust  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gust 
  n  :  a  strong  current  of  air;  "the  tree  was  bent  almost  double  by 
  the  gust"  [syn:  {blast},  {blow}] 




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