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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

Actually, it was first a movie called Gale Force, which was a hurricane movie. That script never came together, and then the same deal was replaced with Cliffhanger.
Renny Harlin

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

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

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