upwind
adverb or adjective Date: 1838 in the direction from which the wind is blowing

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  • Upwind — Up*wind , v. t. To wind up. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upwind — up wind , a. being or moving in the direction from which the wind is blowing. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upwind — 1838, from UP (Cf. up ) + WIND (Cf. wind). Originally a nautical term …   Etymology dictionary

  • upwind — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE ▪ into the wind …   English terms dictionary

  • upwind — [up′wind′] adv., adj. in the direction from which the wind is blowing or usually blows …   English World dictionary

  • upwind — [[t]ʌ̱pwɪ̱nd[/t]] ADV: ADV after v, be ADV, oft ADV of n If something moves upwind, it moves in the opposite direction to the wind. If something is upwind, the wind is blowing away from it. ...riding a bike upwind... The rich went to live in the… …   English dictionary

  • upwind — adv., adj. /up wind /; n. /up wind /, adv. 1. toward or against the wind or the direction from which it is blowing: The hunters stalked upwind. adj. 2. moving or situated toward or in the direction from which the wind is blowing: an upwind leap;… …   Universalium

  • upwind — adverb /ʌpˈwɪnd / (say up wind) 1. against the wind; contrary to the course of the wind. 2. towards or in the direction from which the wind is blowing: he was standing upwind of us and could be heard clearly. –adjective /ˈʌpwɪnd / (say upwind) 3 …   Australian English dictionary

  • upwind — 1. adjective exposed to the wind 2. adverb in the direction from which the wind is blowing Ant: downwind …   Wiktionary

  • upwind — Synonyms and related words: alee, alight, arise, ascend, aweather, come down, come in, come up, crash land, curl upwards, descend, ditch, downwind, go up, grow up, land, leeward, level off, levitate, light, loom, mount, overshoot, pancake, rear,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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