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gale

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English

Danish gal, furious, mad[1], from Old Norse gala, to sing.

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Gail

Noun

gale

  1. (meteorology) A very 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
  3. A shrub, sweet gale (Myrica gale) growing on moors and fens.
  4. (archaic) A light breeze.
  5. (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.

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  1. ^ Etymology of gale

Basque

Noun

gale

  1. eagerness

French

Etymology

Variant of galle.

Pronunciation

Noun

gale f.

  1. scabies; mange

Norwegian

Adjective

gale

  1. Plural of gal

Verb

gale

  1. to make a sound characteristic of a rooster; to crow

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