downwind

adverb or adjective down·wind \ ˈdau̇n-ˈwind \
|Updated on: 27 May 2018

Definition of downwind

: in the direction that the wind is blowing

Recent Examples of downwind from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'downwind.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of downwind

1826

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

downwind Synonyms

Synonyms

leeward;

Antonyms

upwind, windward;


DOWNWIND Defined for English Language Learners

downwind

Definition of downwind for English Language Learners

  • : in the direction that the wind is moving


DOWNWIND Defined for Kids

downwind

adverb or adjective down·wind \ ˈdau̇n-ˈwind \

Definition of downwind for Students

: in the direction the wind is blowing
  • sailing downwind
  • the downwind side


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up downwind? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a simultaneous discharge of guns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!