before the wind
phrasal in the same direction as the main force of the wind

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Before the wind — Wind Wind (w[i^]nd, in poetry and singing often w[imac]nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v[=a]ta (cf. Gr. ah ths a blast, gale, ah^nai to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Before the wind — Before Be*fore , prep. [OE. beforen, biforen, before, AS. beforan; pref. be + foran, fore, before. See {Be }, and {Fore}.] 1. In front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house. [1913 Webster] His angel, who …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • before the wind — In the direction in which the wind is blowing, and hence helped along by it • • • Main Entry: ↑before before the wind Carried along by the wind • • • Main Entry: ↑wind * * * Sailing with the wind blowing more or less from astern …   Useful english dictionary

  • before the wind — with the wind, in the direction of the wind, with the help of the wind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • before the wind — With the wind, in the direction of the wind …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • before the wind Sailing — with the wind blowing from astern. → wind …   English new terms dictionary

  • Running Before the Wind — Infobox Book | name = Running Before the Wind title orig = translator = image caption = author = Linda Woolverton cover artist = Darryl Zudeck country = United States language = English series = genre = Young adult novel publisher = Houghton… …   Wikipedia

  • Run Before the Wind — infobox Book | name = Run Before the Wind title orig = translator = image caption = author = Stuart Woods illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = Will Lee genre = Suspense/Thriller publisher = Norton… …   Wikipedia

  • going before the wind — In the language of mariners and in the rules of navigation, a vessel is said to be going before the wind when the wind is free as respects her course, that is, comes from behind the vessel or over the stern, so that her yards may be braced square …   Black's law dictionary

  • going before the wind — In the language of mariners and in the rules of navigation, a vessel is said to be going before the wind when the wind is free as respects her course, that is, comes from behind the vessel or over the stern, so that her yards may be braced square …   Black's law dictionary

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