from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In or toward the direction from which the wind blows.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. exposed to the wind
  • adv. in the direction from which the wind is blowing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. being or moving in the direction from which the wind is blowing.
  • transitive v. To wind up.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To wind up; roll up; convolve.

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

  • adv. toward the wind
  • adj. towards the side exposed to wind
  • adv. in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing


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  • Hey if you are stepping off the bus smelling chocolate you are upwind from the chocolate factory.

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  • In the backyard, I stand away and upwind from the smoke that billows from Carl Donovan’s enormous barbecue.


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  • 'I don't see anything inherently wrong with her, being hit by a fishing boat one week and then hitting something in the water does not mean the boat is unsafe or unsound, particularly we had a good bashing upwind, which is the hardest thing for the boat and she proved fine, it was a good way to start the race really. USA Latest News

  • There is designed to be one ama only, which skims a metre above the water on the "upwind" side ignore the tiny float on the other side for now and this long plastic float is kept there, skimming, only by the crew's skill and constant movement.

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  • Since the wind usually blows from the west, the island is located 'upwind' of Europe.

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  • In the 19th century, after the invention of the telegraph, weathermen began to form their predictions by first learning the weather "upwind," and then adjusting those measurements to come up with a forecast.

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  • The airplane pilot announced on the radio that he would be turning "upwind" to notify others on the runway.

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