Complete Definition of "gale"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/geɪl/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪl|-eɪl

Homophones
Gail

Noun
gale

  1. A strong wind, more than a breeze, less than a storm; number 7 through 9 winds on the 12 step Beaufort scale.
  2. An outburst, especially of laughter.

#:a gale of laughter

  1. A shrub, sweet gale (Myrica gale) growing on moors and fens.
  2. archaic A light breeze.
  3. archaic A periodic payment, such as is made of a rent or annuity.

#:Gale day - the day on which rent or interest is due. Definition from 1913 Webster.

See also
w:Beaufort_scale

Translations
trans-top|strong wind
Danish: kuling
Finnish: myrskyinen tuuli
French: coup de vent m
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Swedish: kuling
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trans-top|outburst of laughter
Finnish: t|fi|naurunpuuska
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trans-top|Myrica gale
Danish: pors
Finnish: t|fi|suomyrtti
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Telugu: à°à°¦à±à°°à±à°à°¾à°²à°¿ (eedurugaali)
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Basque

Noun
gale

  1. eagerness

Category:Basque language


French

Etymology
Variant of galle.

Pronunciation
IPA|/gal/

Noun
gale f

  1. scabies; mange

Category:French nouns

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