from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sudden, unexpected piece of good fortune or personal gain.
- n. Something, such as a ripened fruit, that has been blown down by the wind.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that has been blown down by the wind.
- n. A fruit that has fallen from a tree naturally, as from wind
- n. A sudden large benefit; especially an influx of money
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Anything blown down or off by the wind, as fruit from a tree, or the tree itself, or a portion of a forest prostrated by a violent wind, etc.
- n. An unexpected legacy, or other gain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something blown down by the wind, as fruit from a tree, or a number of trees in a forest.
- n. An unexpected piece of good fortune, as an unexpected legacy.
- n. The tract of fallen trees, etc., which shows the path of a tornado.
- n. A violent gust of wind rushing from coast-ranges and mountains to the sea.
- n. The down-rush of air occurring on the leeward side of a hill or mountain at a distance from its base.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
- n. fruit that has fallen from the tree
wind + fall (Wiktionary)