gust of wind

gust of wind
sudden rush of wind

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • gust — [[t]gʌ̱st[/t]] gusts, gusting, gusted 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A gust is a short, strong, sudden rush of wind. A gust of wind drove down the valley... A hurricane force gust blew off part of a church tower. 2) VERB When the wind gusts, it blows… …   English dictionary

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  • wind — I n. [[t]wɪnd,[/t]] lit. [[t]waɪnd[/t]] v. [[t]wɪnd[/t]] n. 1) cvb mer air in natural motion, as that moving horizontally at any velocity along the earth s surface, caused by temperature differentials in air 2) mer a gale; storm; hurricane 3) any …   From formal English to slang

  • gust — gust1 [gʌst] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Old Norse; Origin: gustr] 1.) a sudden strong movement of wind, air, rain etc gust of ▪ A sudden gust of wind blew the door shut. ▪ Gusts of up to 200 kph may be experienced. 2.) gust of laughter a sound of loud …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wind — wind1 [ wınd ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount a natural current of air that moves fast enough for you to feel it: A cold wind blew and the rain fell in torrents. We ll head back to the shore if the wind picks up (=gets stronger). The helicopter… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wind — 1 /wInd/ noun 1 AIR (C, U) moving air, especially when it moves strongly or quickly in a current: a 70 mile an hour wind | branches swaying in the wind | the wind blows: A gentle wind was blowing through the trees. | strong/high winds: The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wind — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fierce, harsh, high, stiff, strong ▪ Rain and high winds are forecast. ▪ There was a stiff wind blowing …   Collocations dictionary

  • wind — I n. /wind/ movement, current of air 1) an adverse; balmy, gentle, light; biting, cold, cutting, icy; brisk, heavy, high, stiff, strong; fair, favorable; gale force; gusty; head; raw; tail; trade wind 2) the prevailing winds 3) the wind blows;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • wind — I UK [wɪnd] / US noun Word forms wind : singular wind plural winds *** 1) [countable/uncountable] a natural current of air that moves fast enough for you to feel it A cold wind blew and the rain fell in torrents. We ll head back to the shore if… …   English dictionary

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