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  Dictionary Definition of gale

Gale
noun Walter Frederick, 1865--1945, Australian astronomer, discoverer of seven comets.
gale [1]
noun
1. a strong wind.
2. Meteorology a wind of Beaufort scale force 8, with average speed of 34 to 40 knots, or 62 to 74 km/h.
3. a noisy outburst: a gale of laughter.
4. Poetic a gentle breeze: Where'er you walk, cool gales shall fan the glade.
[origin uncert.]