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Etymology 1Edit

Apparently from an unrecorded Middle English *gust, from Old Norse gustr (a gust, blast), from Proto-Germanic *gustiz. Related to Old Norse gusa (to gush forth), Old High German gussa (flood), Middle English guschen (> English gush). The English word was not recorded before Shakespeare.

NounEdit

gust (plural gusts)

  1. A strong, abrupt rush of wind.
    Synonym: windflaw
  2. (by extension) Any rush or outburst (of water, emotion etc.).
    • 1868, Anthony Trollope, He Knew He Was Right X:
      It is to be feared that men in general do not regret as they should do any temporary ill-feeling, or irritating jealousy between husbands and wives, of which they themselves have been the cause. The author is not speaking now of actual love-makings, of intrigues and devilish villany, either perpetrated or imagined; but rather of those passing gusts of short-lived and unfounded suspicion to which, as to other accidents, very well-regulated families may occasionally be liable.
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
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VerbEdit

gust (third-person singular simple present gusts, present participle gusting, simple past and past participle gusted)

  1. (intransitive, transitive) To blow in gusts.
    • 2019 April 25, Samanth Subramanian, “Hand dryers v paper towels: the surprisingly dirty fight for the right to dry your hands”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Do the dryers disperse bacteria and viruses through the restroom, like autumn breezes gusting leaves across a lawn?
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English gust, guste, from Latin gustus (taste) and Old French gust, goust.

NounEdit

gust (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) The physiological faculty of taste.
  2. Relish, enjoyment, appreciation.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      An ox will relish the tender flesh of kids with as much gust and appetite.
    • Alexander Pope
      Destroy all creatures for thy sport or gust.
    • 1942: ‘Yes, indeed,’ said Sava with solemn gust. — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 1050)
  3. Intellectual taste; fancy.
    • Dryden
      A choice of it may be made according to the gust and manner of the ancients.

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English gusten (to taste, have a taste for), from the noun (see above)).

VerbEdit

gust (third-person singular simple present gusts, present participle gusting, simple past and past participle gusted)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To taste.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To have a relish for.
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin gustus, from Proto-Italic *gustus, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵéwstus. First attested in the 14th century,[1], it was possibly a semi-learned word or early borrowing[2]; compare the sound changes in the inherited Occitan gost, Portuguese gosto, and French goût.

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gust m (plural gusts or gustos)

  1. taste

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FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin gustus, from Proto-Italic *gustus, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵéwstus. Possibly a borrowing or semi-learned term.

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gust m (plural gusts)

  1. relish, zest, enjoyment
  2. taste

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IcelandicEdit

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin gustus, ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *ǵéwstus.

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  • IPA(key): /ɡust/
  • (file)

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gust m inan (diminutive guścik)

  1. taste, personal preference

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Inherited from Latin gustus, from Proto-Italic *gustus, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵéwstus.

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gust n (plural gusturi)

  1. taste
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Etymology 2Edit

Inherited from Latin (mensis) augustus (through Vulgar Latin *agustus). Compare also Albanian gusht (August).

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gust m (uncountable)

  1. (popular/folk usage, rare) August
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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *gǫstъ.

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gȗst (definite gȗstī, comparative gȕšćī, Cyrillic spelling гу̑ст)

  1. dense

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gust m

  1. horror, horrible feeling upon witnessing something