Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An upward current of air.

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  • noun an upward current of air, especially a strong one

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  • noun a strong upward air current

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Examples

  • She unfurled her wings and slid sideways until she caught an updraft from the plain below.

    Sovereigns of the Sky

  • She unfurled her wings and slid sideways until she caught an updraft from the plain below.

    Sovereigns of the Sky

  • 2 MW solar updraft is just impossible, just hype. desertEco Says:

    Eco Skyscraper Generates Power Using Three Renewable Energy Systems | Inhabitat

  • Sea oats rattled on the slopes, the updraft bringing a salty ocean smell.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • The October updraft was spurred in part by relief that economic data signaled the U.S. economy wasn't falling into a much-feared double-dip recession.

    A Month to Remember for Markets

  • The global aluminum market caught a midyear updraft in prices that is expected to continue this year as critical end markets such as transportation and housing improve.

    Aluminum Makers Ride Price Increases

  • As his new album, And If God Is With Us, climbed up the charts early in the month, his year-old Christmas album caught a seasonal updraft, giving Tomlin two albums in Billboard magazine's top 20 at the same time.

    Paul O'Donnell: Passion 2011: Chris Tomlin And The Christian Rock Revolution

  • Its business and its mission were pitched on the disruptive platform of the Internet; riding on the updraft of this tornado, Google was able to deliver the life-changing benefits of its search engine to users, but the company also paid the price of appearing to be the force behind the destruction of traditional models that the net leveled like so many trailer parks.

    In the Plex

  • As his new album, And If God Is With Us, climbed up the charts early in the month, his year-old Christmas album caught a seasonal updraft, giving Tomlin two albums in Billboard magazine's top 20 at the same time.

    Paul O'Donnell: Passion 2011: Chris Tomlin And The Christian Rock Revolution

  • Once frozen it starts to fall but gets caught in another strong updraft where it gathers more moisture on its way back up making it larger.

    Archive 2009-04-01

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