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gale

 
 
pronunciation:
geIl
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strong wind of about thirty to sixty miles per hour.
The gale sent the fishing boat far off its course.The tree was knocked to the ground by the gale.
synonyms:
blast, squall, tempest
similar words:
wind
definition 2: a loud outburst.
Gales of laughter swept the audience.
synonyms:
explosion, outburst
similar words:
burst, eruption, outbreak, peal, roar, tempest, uproar