Definición de gale en inglés:

gale

Silabificación: gale

sustantivo

  • 1A very strong wind: it was almost blowing a gale [as modifier]: gale-force winds
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    • Along the southern coastline, many large swells are generated well south of the continent by strong westerly gales that can blow unimpeded for thousands of kilometres.
    • The weather was, overall, a mixed batch, varying from bright (chilly perhaps) sunshine, to snow, to strong winds and gales.
    • Strong gales of wind had begun to blow through the valley.
  • 1.1 Meteorology A wind of force 7 to 10 on the Beaufort scale (28-55 knots or 32-63 mph).
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    • In November 2000 they set off for a five-day training run and found themselves crewing the boat into the teeth of a force eight south-westerly gale.
    • Mind you, as long as you can stop them blowing away, you could enjoy these chips in anything from a refreshing sea breeze to a force-9 gale.
    • It was a force nine gale, a tad below a hurricane, and Rogue Wave was in a grand and powerful waltz.
  • 1.2A storm at sea.
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    • They are winds that put the mind in tumult, sweeping us along like ships in a gale, and as storms disturb the harmony of nature, passions are discordant and jangling.
    • Fleeing with other demoralized shreds of the Spanish Armada, the galley had sailed up the eastern coast of England, driven on ahead of the English fleet by gales and storms.
    • After main summer leave, the ship - which was damaged by a ferry during gales last autumn in Portsmouth Harbour - will be preparing for her first major deployment, which begins late this year.
  • 2 (a gale of/gales of) A burst of sound, especially of laughter: she collapsed into gales of laughter
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    • Youth shouts with a laugh, and again, the band collapses in gales of laughter.
    • I blink in surprise and Sam and Ben burst into gales of laughter.
    • By the time Fox was done speaking, the giggles had erupted into gales of laughter.
    Sinónimos
    peal, howl, hoot, shriek, scream, roar; outburst, burst, fit, paroxysm, explosion

Origen

mid 16th century: perhaps related to Old Norse galinn 'mad, frantic'.

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