Definitions

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

  • adjective Characterized by or abounding in wind.
  • adjective Open to the wind; unsheltered.
  • adjective Resembling the wind in speed, force, or variability.
  • adjective Lacking substance; empty.
  • adjective Given to or characterized by wearisome verbosity.
  • adjective Flatulent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of wind; formed by gales.
  • Next the wind; windward.
  • Tempestuous; boisterous: as, windy weather.
  • Exposed to or affected by the wind.
  • Wind-like; resembling the wind.
  • Tending to generate wind or gas in the stomach; flatulent: as, windy food.
  • Caused or attended by gas in the stomach or intestines.
  • Affected with flatulence; troubled with wind in the stomach or bowels.
  • Airy; unsubstantial; empty; vain.
  • Talkative; boastful; vain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of wind; accompanied or characterized by wind; exposed to wind.
  • adjective Next the wind; windward.
  • adjective Tempestuous; boisterous.
  • adjective Serving to occasion wind or gas in the intestines; flatulent.
  • adjective Attended or caused by wind, or gas, in the intestines.
  • adjective Fig.: Empty; airy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a path, etc. Having many bends; winding, twisting or tortuous.
  • adjective Accompanied by wind.
  • adjective Unsheltered and open to the wind.
  • adjective Empty and lacking substance.
  • adjective Long-winded; orally verbose.
  • adjective Flatulent.
  • noun colloquial fart

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

  • adjective not practical or realizable; speculative
  • adjective abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes
  • adjective using or containing too many words
  • adjective resembling the wind in speed, force, or variability

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From wind ("to curve, bend") + -y.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From wind (weather condition) + -y.

Examples

  • In the fall, they might come out plenty in the early morning and late afternoon, with only a few seen in the midday in bad or just plain old cold weather, they will stay in their holes windy is almost always bad for winter, but in the fall if they want to feed you might see a few

    In New York, what is the best weather for squirrels to come out?

  • In the fall, they might come out plenty in the early morning and late afternoon, with only a few seen in the midday in bad or just plain old cold weather, they will stay in their holes windy is almost always bad for winter, but in the fall if they want to feed you might see a few

    In New York, what is the best weather for squirrels to come out?

  • The problem with the current crisis is that even the most prudent and conservative investors are affected and that there is no differentiation between them and those who recklessly invested in windy hedge fund to make a quick buck.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Grain

  • Another gadget that sometimes assists in windy or gusting wind situations is a Kestrel or a Caldwell wind meter.

    No B.S.

  • Jean-Marc's aunt, Marie-Françoise, tells me that such open bell towers, or campaniles, are constructed in windy regions where it is better to go with the flow than to be beaten down by the Mistral.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • William Hederman, senior vice-president of energy policy at Deloitte & Touche LLP, says companies face the "monumental undertaking" of transmitting electricity generated in windy regions like the Great Plains states to markets in heavily populated cities on the East Coast.

    Italy

  • Jean-Marc's aunt, Marie-Françoise, tells me that such open bell towers, or campaniles, are constructed in windy regions where it is better to go with the flow than to be beaten down by the Mistral.

    poursuivre - French Word-A-Day

  • Another gadget that sometimes assists in windy or gusting wind situations is a Kestrel or a Caldwell wind meter.

    No B.S.

  • In a game that started in windy, overcast conditions at M&T Bank Stadium - the home of the Baltimore Ravens - Notre Dame took control in the third quarter before the rain came and drove much of the crowd of 70,932 to the exits early.

    USATODAY.com

  • Kickoff was switched from mid-afternoon to midmorning and played in windy and rainy conditions in a near-empty stadium.

    USATODAY.com

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