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WINDFALL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does windfall mean? 

WINDFALL (noun)
  The noun WINDFALL has 2 senses:

1. fruit that has fallen from the tree
2. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

  Familiarity information: WINDFALL used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WINDFALL (noun)


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Meaning:

Fruit that has fallen from the tree

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("windfall" is a kind of...):

edible fruit (edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh)


Sense 2windfall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

bunce; godsend; gold rush; bonanza; gravy; manna from heaven; windfall; boom

Context example:

the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line

Hypernyms ("windfall" is a kind of...):

happening; natural event; occurrence; occurrent (an event that happens)


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