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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gale /ˈge(ə)l/
 狂風,大風,定期租金

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gale n.
 1. A strong current of air; a wind between a stiff breeze and a hurricane. The most violent gales are called tempests.
 Note:Gales have a velocity of from about eighteen (“moderate”) to about eighty (“very heavy”) miles an our.
 2. A moderate current of air; a breeze.
    A little gale will soon disperse that cloud.   --Shak.
 And winds of gentlest gale Arabian odors fanned
 From their soft wings.   --Milton.
 3. A state of excitement, passion, or hilarity.
    The ladies, laughing heartily, were fast getting into what, in New England, is sometimes called a gale.   --Brooke (Eastford).
 Topgallant gale Naut., one in which a ship may carry her topgallant sails.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gale, n.  A song or story. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gale v. i. Naut. To sale, or sail fast.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gale, v. i.  To sing. [Obs.] “Can he cry and gale.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gale, n.  Bot. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gale, n.  The payment of a rent or annuity. [Eng.]
 Gale day, the day on which rent or interest is due.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 gale
      n : a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort
          scale