from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a very strong wind


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • We crossed the Uji River in a high wind and the ferry-boat passed very near the fishing seine.

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

  • Five-year-old Goosie was trotting at her heels handing her clothes pins, when he was suddenly blown off the roof by the high wind into the alley below.

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes

  • As a lieutenant on the battleship Colossus anchored at Spithead, he showed his strength, quick reflexes, and instinctive bravery when, in a high wind and with a strong tide running, a seaman fell overboard and was swept astern.

    Castles of Steel

  • The high wind and big seas of San Pablo Bay had been too much for them; all hands were sick, nobody knew anything or could do anything; and so they had run in to the smelter either to desert the yacht or to get somebody to bring it to Benicia.

    The King of the Greeks

  • There was a high wind this night, which we afterwards learned had been still more violent elsewhere, and had done much injury to the cornfields far and near; but we only heard it sigh from time to time, as if it had no license to shake the foundations of our tent; the pines murmured, the water rippled, and the tent rocked a little, but we only laid our ears closer to the ground, while the blast swept on to alarm other men, and long before sunrise we were ready to pursue our voyage asusual.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.