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gale Tweet Definition of gale Like Definition of gale on Facebook
noun
  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 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.
geostrophic Tweet Definition of geostrophic Like Definition of geostrophic on Facebook
adjective
  1. (Meteorology). Referring to the balance, in the atmosphere, between the horizontal coriolis forces and the horizonal pressure forces.
  2. (Meteorology). Relates to or arises from the deflective force exerted on the atmosphere due to the rotation of the earth.
geostrophic wind Tweet Definition of geostrophic wind Like Definition of geostrophic wind on Facebook
noun
  1. Meteorology. A wind whose direction and speed are determined by a balance of the horizontal pressure gradient force and the force due to the earth's rotation to the left in the northern hemisphere and to the right in the southern hemisphere.
  2. Meteorology. That horizontal wind velocity for which the coriolis force exactly balances the horizontal pressure gradient force. The geostrophic wind is thus directed along the contour lines on a constant-pressure surface (or along the isobars in a geopotential surface) with low elevations (or low pressure) to the left in the northern hemisphere and to the right in the southern hemisphere.
glory Tweet Definition of glory Like Definition of glory on Facebook
noun (plural:glories)
  1. Great beauty or splendour, of such overwhelmingness that it is considered powerful.
  2. honour, Honour and valour.
  3. worship, Worship or praise, as in glory to God.
  4. optical, Optical phenomenon caused by water dropplets.
verb (glor, i, ed)
  1. To exult with joy; to rejoice.
    • 1891: w:Thomas Hardy, Thomas Hardy, s:Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Tess of the d'Urbervilles
      : He says he glories in what happened, and that good may be done indirectly; but I wish he would not so wear himself out now he is getting old, and would leave such pigs to their wallowing.
      1. To boast; to be proud.
gradient wind Tweet Definition of gradient wind Like Definition of gradient wind on Facebook
noun
  1. (meteorology) A horizontal wind velocity tangent to the contour line of a constant pressure surface (or to the isobar of a geopotential surface) at or above 2,500 feet (762 meters).
gravity wind Tweet Definition of gravity wind Like Definition of gravity wind on Facebook
noun
  1. See air drainage and katabatic wind.
greenhouse effect Tweet Definition of greenhouse effect Like Definition of greenhouse effect on Facebook
noun
  1. (ecology) (with the) The process by which a planet is warmed by its atmosphere. (Do not confuse with global warming.)
gregale Tweet Definition of gregale Like Definition of gregale on Facebook
noun
  1. a strong Mediterranean wind blowing from the north-east
  • 1963: The dog days have ended, the maijstral has ceased to blow. Soon the other wind called will bring the gentle rains to solemnize the sowing of our red wheat. " Thomas Pynchon, V.

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