Associations to the word «Gale»

Pictures for the word «Gale»


GALE, verb. (intransitive) (now chiefly dialectal) To sing; charm; enchant.
GALE, verb. (intransitive) (now chiefly dialectal) To cry; groan; croak.
GALE, verb. (intransitive) (of a person) (now chiefly dialectal) To talk.
GALE, verb. (intransitive) (of a bird) (Scotland) To call.
GALE, verb. (transitive) (now chiefly dialectal) To sing; utter with musical modulations.
GALE, noun. (meteorology) A very strong wind, more than a breeze, less than a storm; number 7 through 9 winds on the 12-step Beaufort scale.
GALE, noun. An outburst, especially of laughter.
GALE, noun. (archaic) A light breeze.
GALE, noun. (obsolete) A song or story.
GALE, verb. (nautical) To sail, or sail fast.
GALE, noun. A shrub, also sweet gale or bog myrtle (Myrica gale) growing on moors and fens.
GALE, noun. (archaic) A periodic payment, such as is made of a rent or annuity.

Dictionary definition

GALE, noun. A strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale.

Wise words

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