windblown
adjective Date: 1599 blown by the wind; especially having a permanent set or character of growth determined by the prevailing winds <
windblown trees
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  • windblown — [wind′blōn΄] adj. 1. blown by the wind 2. twisted in growth by the prevailing wind: said of a tree …   English World dictionary

  • windblown — adjective used especially of trees; growing in a shape determined by the prevailing winds (Freq. 1) • Similar to: ↑crooked * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : blown by the wind the summits … are so windblown that they can scarcely be called skiable C …   Useful english dictionary

  • windblown — wind|blown [ wınd,bloun ] adjective 1. ) carried along by the wind: windblown dust/sand/seeds 2. ) messy because of being blown around by the wind: windblown hair …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • windblown — wind•blown [[t]ˈwɪndˌbloʊn[/t]] adj. 1) blown by the wind: windblown hair[/ex] 2) bot (of trees) growing in a certain shape because of strong prevailing winds 3) clo (of a woman s hairstyle) cut short in layers and combed forward so as to seem… …   From formal English to slang

  • windblown — /wind blohn /, adj. 1. blown by the wind: windblown hair. 2. (of trees) growing in a certain shape because of strong prevailing winds. 3. (of a hair style) bobbed short, with the ends combed toward the forehead. [1585 95; WIND1 + BLOWN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • windblown — adjective a) growing in a distorted shape produced by the prevailing winds b) dispersed by the wind …   Wiktionary

  • windblown — see wind blown …   English dictionary

  • windblown — wind·blown || wɪndbləʊn adj. grown in a certain shape because of strong winds; blown by the wind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • windblown — /ˈwɪndbloʊn/ (say windblohn) adjective 1. blown by the wind. 2. (of trees) growing in a certain shape because of strong prevailing winds. 3. (of hair) windswept. {wind1 + blown1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • windblown leaf — leaf carried in the wind, leaf that moves with every gust of wind; spineless person, coward …   English contemporary dictionary

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