Down-wind
Down-wind \Down"-wind`\, adv. With the wind. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • wind — I UK [wɪnd] / US noun Word forms wind : singular wind plural winds *** 1) [countable/uncountable] a natural current of air that moves fast enough for you to feel it A cold wind blew and the rain fell in torrents. We ll head back to the shore if… …   English dictionary

  • wind*/*/*/ — [wɪnd] noun I 1) [C/U] a natural current of air that moves fast enough for you to feel it A cold wind blew.[/ex] During the night the wind picked up (= got stronger).[/ex] The helicopter can t reach them until the wind drops (= becomes less… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Down — 1. adv., prep., adj., v., & n. adv. (superl. downmost) 1 into or towards a lower place, esp. to the ground (fall down; knelt down). 2 in a lower place or position (blinds were down). 3 to or in a place regarded as lower, esp.: a southwards. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • down — 1. adv., prep., adj., v., & n. adv. (superl. downmost) 1 into or towards a lower place, esp. to the ground (fall down; knelt down). 2 in a lower place or position (blinds were down). 3 to or in a place regarded as lower, esp.: a southwards. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind — I AIR ♦♦ winds, winding, winded (Pronounced [[t]wɪ̱nd[/t]] in wind 1, and [[t]wa͟ɪnd[/t]] in wind 2.) 1) N VAR A wind is a current of air that is moving across the earth s surface. There was a strong wind blowing... Then the wind dropped and the… …   English dictionary

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