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Definition of Gale


  1. A strong current of air; a wind between a stiff breeze and a hurricane. The most violent gales are called tempests.
  2. A moderate current of air; a breeze.
  3. A state of excitement, passion, or hilarity.
  4. To sale, or sail fast.
  5. A song or story.
  6. To sing.
  7. A plant of the genus Myrica, growing in wet places, and strongly resembling the bayberry. The sweet gale (Myrica Gale) is found both in Europe and in America.
  8. The payment of a rent or annuity.

Gale Quotations

On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
Alexander Pope

If we get to shoot the third one, which I'm really hoping we do, the third one's great. There's a big uprising and rebellion, and my character Gale's a big part of that. If we get to shoot that, I'll be very, very pleased.
Liam Hemsworth

Thus, I steer my bark, and sail On even keel, with gentle gale.
Matthew Green

I enjoyed reading and learning at school, and at university I enjoyed extending my reading and learning. Once I left Cambridge, I went to Yale as a fellow. I spent two years there. After that, George Gale made me literary editor of 'The Spectator.'
Peter Ackroyd

Hoist up sail while gale doth last, Tide and wind stay no man's pleasure.
Robert Southwell
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Gale Translations

gale in French is tempete
gale in German is Sturm
gale in Norwegian is kuling, storm
gale in Spanish is vensaval
gale in Swedish is storm
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