Synonyms for gale
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GALE
The gale must have set us a long way to leeward, as we did not get in for a fortnight.
That night the gale broke, and before morning it had materially moderated.
This gale commenced in the afternoon, and blew very heavily all that night.
During this gale, I had a proof of the truth that "where the treasure is, there will the heart be also."
I knew she was overloaded, and was afraid of the effects of a gale.
At Zierikzee, in Zeeland, a whale has been stranded by a high tide and a gale of wind.
For two days the gale blew unceasingly and held us prisoners in our camp.
When morning came the sky was a turquoise and the wind a gale.
Or dost thou dread the billows' rage, Or tremble at the gale?
All Kung could notice was that the gale roared about his ears.
"storm at sea," 1540s, from gaile "wind," origin uncertain, perhaps from Old Norse gol "breeze," or Old Danish gal "bad, furious" (often used of weather), from Old Norse galinn "bewitched." Or perhaps it is from Old English galan "to sing" (the second element in nightingale), or giellan "to yell." In technical meteorological use, a wind between 32 and 63 miles per hour.