Definition of gale

Definition of gale
  1. gale Noun A very strong wind, more than a breeze, less than a storm; number 7 through 9 winds on the 12-step Beaufort scale.
  2. gale Noun An outburst, especially of laughter.
  3. gale Noun A light breeze.
  4. gale Noun A periodic payment, such as is made of a rent or annuity.
  5. gale Noun A shrub, sweet gale ("Myrica gale") growing on moors and fens.
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