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DOWNWIND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does downwind mean? 

DOWNWIND (adjective)
  The adjective DOWNWIND has 1 sense:

1. towards the side away from the wind

  Familiarity information: DOWNWIND used as an adjective is very rare.


DOWNWIND (adverb)
  The adverb DOWNWIND has 2 senses:

1. in the direction the wind is blowing
2. away from the wind

  Familiarity information: DOWNWIND used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOWNWIND (adjective)


Sense 1downwind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Towards the side away from the wind

Synonyms:

downwind; lee

Similar:

leeward (on the side away from the wind)


DOWNWIND (adverb)


Sense 1downwind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In the direction the wind is blowing

Synonyms:

downwind; with the wind

Context example:

they flew downwind

Antonym:

upwind (in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing)


Sense 2downwind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Away from the wind

Synonyms:

windward; downwind

Context example:

they were sailing windward

Antonym:

upwind (toward the wind)


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