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Where hast thou wandered, gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring?
William C. Bryant

Meaning of "gale" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GALE

Of unknown origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GALE

gale  [ɡeɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GALE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gale is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GALE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gale

Gale

A gale is a very strong wind. There are conflicting definitions of how strong a wind must be to be considered a gale. The U.S. National Weather Service defines a gale as 34–47 knots of sustained surface winds. Forecasters typically issue gale warnings when winds of this strength are expected. Other sources use minima as low as 28 knots and maxima as high as 90 knots. Through 1986, the National Hurricane Center used the term gale to refer to winds of tropical force for coastal areas, between 33 knots and 63 knots. The 90-knot definition is very non-standard. A common alternative definition of the maximum is 55 knots. The most common way of measuring winds is with the Beaufort scale /ˈboʊfərt/, which defines gale as wind from 50 to 102 km/h. It is an empirical measure for describing wind speed based mainly on observed sea conditions. Its full name is the Beaufort Wind Force Scale. On the Beaufort Wind Scale, a Gale is classified as: 7: Moderate Gale, 8: Fresh Gale, 9: Strong Gale and 10: Storm/Whole Gale.

Definition of gale in the English dictionary

The first definition of gale in the dictionary is a strong wind, specifically one of force seven to ten on the Beaufort scale or from 45 to 90 kilometres per hour. Other definition of gale is a loud outburst, esp of laughter. Gale is also a gentle breeze.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GALE


ale
eɪl
cocktail
ˈkɒkˌteɪl
dale
deɪl
detail
ˈdiːteɪl
e-mail
ˈiːmeɪl
fail
feɪl
female
ˈfiːmeɪl
mail
meɪl
male
meɪl
nail
neɪl
retail
ˈriːteɪl
sale
seɪl
scale
skeɪl
tail
teɪl
tale
teɪl
thumbnail
ˈθʌmˌneɪl
trail
treɪl
travail
ˈtræveɪl
vale
veɪl
wholesale
ˈhəʊlˌseɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GALE

gale warning
gale-force wind
galea
galeae
galeate
galeated
galeiform
Galen
galena
Galenic
galenical
Galenism
Galenist
galenite
galenoid
galeopithecine
Galerius
galette

WORDS THAT END LIKE GALE

bale
finale
Fort Lauderdale
hale
Internationale
kale
large-scale
locale
morale
musicale
pale
quale
rationale
real ale
resale
stale
upscale
wale
whale
yale

Synonyms and antonyms of gale in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GALE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gale» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gale

Translation of «gale» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GALE

Find out the translation of gale to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gale from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gale» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大风
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vendaval
570 millions of speakers

English

gale
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आंधी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَاصِفَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

буря
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ventania
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মৃদুমন্দ বায়ু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

coup de vent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gila
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sturm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

強風
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

질풍
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gale
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cơn gió mạnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காலே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bora
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vento forte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poryw wiatru
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

буря
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vijelie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θύελλα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

storm
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kuling
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kuling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gale

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GALE»

The term «gale» is very widely used and occupies the 14.445 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GALE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gale

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5 QUOTES WITH «GALE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gale.
1
William C. Bryant
Where hast thou wandered, gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring?
2
Donald Cargill
Fear not; and the God of mercies grant a full gale and a fair entry into His kingdom, which may carry sweetly and swiftly over the bar, that you find not the rub of death.
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Matthew Green
Thus, I steer my bark, and sail On even keel, with gentle gale.
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Lawrence Hargrave
The plane is simply abstracting the power stored in the wave by a distant gale, and using it to counteract gravity. And if the work be continued long enough, or a multitude of planes be continually drawing on the reservoir of power, the wave must inevitably be flattened.
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Robert Southwell
Hoist up sail while gale doth last, Tide and wind stay no man's pleasure.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GALE»

Discover the use of gale in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gale and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Reaper's Gale: Book Seven of The Malazan Book of the Fallen
As Rhulad Sengar, the Emperor of a Thousand Deaths, spirals into madness, the Letherii secret police launch a reign of terror against their own people, conspiracies rock the palace, and the far-seeing Errant is suddenly blind to the future, ...
Steven Erikson, 2008
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Your Network Is Your Net Worth: Unlock the Hidden Power of ...
Written by sought-after speaker, entrepreneur, and marketing executive Porter Gale, with a foreword by Apple evangelist and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki, this book shows you how to establish, expand, and nurture your connections both ...
Porter Gale, 2013
3
On the Nature and Existence of God
A special feature of the book is the discussion of the atheological argument, which attempts to deduce a contradiction from the theist's way of conceiving of God's nature.
Richard M. Gale, 1993
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The Theory of Linear Economic Models
This book should prove an invaluable reference source and text for mathematicians, engineers, economists, and those in many related areas.
David Gale, 1960
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The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders: M-Z
Alphabetical articles provide information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments, and therapies.
Brigham Narins, 2005
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Dress in Anglo-Saxon England
Splendid...the major overview of Anglo-Saxon clothing and textile from the 5th to 11th centuries. (...) Owen-Crocker has become the authority reconstructors call upon... A wise and scholarly book. TOEBI Newsletter
Gale R. Owen-Crocker, 2010
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Myth and Poetry in Lucretius
This book will be of interest to all classical scholars but especially to those concerned with Lucretius and with ancient philosophy.
Monica R. Gale, 1994
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The Gale encyclopedia of psychology
This single-volume, accessible resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and ...
Bonnie B. Strickland, 2001
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Understanding Financial Crises
The book also deals with more specialized topics, including optimal financial regulation, bubbles, and financial contagion.
Franklin Allen, Douglas Gale, 2009
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Gale Gand's Brunch!: 100 Fantastic Recipes for the Weekend's ...
Anyone will find Gale’s salads, soups, and sides delicious and simple, and with 60 color photographs, you’ll be enticed to try a new recipe every weekend. Wake up to a great weekend with Gale Gand’s Brunch! From the Hardcover edition.
Gale Gand, Christie Matheson, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GALE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gale is used in the context of the following news items.
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Blizzards, gale-force winds, heavy rain descend across Australia
Grandstand cricket commentator Jim Maxwell gives his player ratings for a disappointing Australian team following their loss to England in the ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
2
Andrew Gale: The lads just keep stepping up to the plate
ASHES MARVEL: Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale thought Joe Root s century for England in the first Ashes Test against Australia was brilliant ... «Morley Observer, Jul 15»
3
Ten Hot Gale Harold Gifs
Gale Harold turns 46 today, and while he has had an enormously successful and varied career on stage and the screen, to many of us, he will ... «TheBacklot, Jul 15»
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Durham Cricket League: Gale clash with Lawlor pivotal to Dawdon's …
And it's a fairly similar story at Dawdon, where their own captain fantastic, Stephen Gale, has also been in tremendous form. As well as battling ... «Sunderland Echo, Jul 15»
5
North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale slams fox hunting ahead of vote in …
Sir Roger Gale has described an attempt to repeal the Hunting Act and bring back fox hunting as "completely out of step with the wishes of the ... «Kent Online, Jul 15»
6
Biotech Stocks you should dump - Galena Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ …
Galena Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:GALE) declined -0.33% to end last trading session at $1.53. The company, on June 15, 2015, released that ... «Wall Street Observer, Jul 15»
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Another woman accuses Champaign police officer
Jerad Gale is escorted in at his arraignment for 3 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault at the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana ... «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jul 15»
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(Tropical storm Linfa) Gale force winds risk weakens
As the area of gale force winds is decreasing significantly, the threat of gales to Hong Kong will diminish according to the present forecast track. «Hong Kong Standard, Jul 15»
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GALE STEVEN PHILLIPS
Gale Steven Phillips 58 of Fort Dodge died Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Bedside memorial ... «Fort Dodge Messenger, Jul 15»
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what3words Hires LBS Veteran Gary Gale
British startup what3words, which offers a global user-friendly addressing system, has announced the hiring of Gary Gale as their new Chief ... «GPS Business News, Jul 15»

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