prevailing wind

Definition of prevailing wind

  1. :  the usual wind in an area or region —used to refer to the direction of the wind The prevailing wind in this region is from the east.

Word by Word Definitions

prevailplay prevailing
  1. :  to gain ascendancy through strength or superiority :  triumph

    :  to be or become effective or effectual

    :  to use persuasion successfully

windplay
  1. :  a natural movement of air of any velocity

    :  the earth's air or the gas surrounding a planet in natural motion horizontally

    :  an artificially produced movement of air

  1. :  to detect or follow by scent

    :  to expose to the air or wind :  dry by exposing to air

    :  to make short of breath

  1. :  to cause (something, such as a horn) to sound by blowing :  blow

    :  to sound (a call or note) on a horn

    :  to produce a sound on a horn

  1. :  weave

    :  entangle, involve

    :  to introduce sinuously or stealthily :  insinuate

  1. :  a mechanism (such as a winch) for winding

    :  an act of winding :  the state of being wound

    :  coil, turn


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