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Definitions of gale

  1. To sing. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A strong current of air; a wind between a stiff breeze and a hurricane. The most violent gales are called tempests. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A moderate current of air; a breeze. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A state of excitement, passion, or hilarity. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A song or story. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The payment of a rent or annuity. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A strong wind between a stiff breeze and a storm. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. The wild myrtle, a shrub found in bogs. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A strong wind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A wind storm; a strong wind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A plant of the myrica genus, found growing in bogs and on gravelly soils. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A strong wind; a blast. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for gale

  1. " But wait a minute, Mr. Gale Not in this office," Roger said. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  2. I think we must bear up, for the gale shows no signs of breaking. – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
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