Word of the Day: Gust

1. noun: a sudden strong rush of wind Sail forth into the sea of life, O gentle, loving, trusting wife, And safe from all adversity Upon the bosom of that sea Thy comings and thy goings be! For gentleness and love and trust Prevail o’er angry wave and gust; And in the wreck of noble lives Something immortal still survives. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807 – 1882 2. noun: a passionate or emotional outburst “There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again.” Cat Stevens, 1948 – 3. verb: (of the wind) to blow strongly for a short time “With the sound of gusting wind in the branches of the language trees of Babel, the words gave way like leaves, and every reader glimpsed another reality hidden in the foliage.” Andrei Codrescu, 1946 –