Definition of windswept
: swept by or as if by wind
Examples of windswept in a Sentence
The sailors looked windswept and tired.
Recent Examples of windswept from the Web
The Shetland Islands are known for a windswept landscape that includes rugged cliffs and beaches, Iron Age ruins and Shetland ponies.
The park and the preserve were merged a decade ago and since then the beach has been left to Mother Nature’s devices – windswept, with drift logs and other natural debris.
Here are nine picnic possibilities: 1 Crissy Field, San Francisco Windswept waves, grassy fields and the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance?
The setup is so irresistible that it has been done before: Back in the 1950s, Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland played Philip and Rachel in a production that is memorable mostly for its windswept atmosphere and Burton’s U.S. debut.
Surrounded by bluffs, the ocean, the 405 Freeway and LAX, Westchester started out as a windswept plain in a remote corner of the Los Angeles basin.
At first glance, this stretch of sand and windswept grasses a mile back from the sea looks like a blank slate, a low horizon bruised by the Germans’ silo.
Devon Energy, which runs the windswept site, had been prepared to install a sophisticated system to detect and reduce leaks of dangerous gases.
From the Times: Devon Energy, which runs the windswept site, had been prepared to install a sophisticated system to detect and reduce leaks of dangerous gases.
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WINDSWEPT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of windswept for English Language Learners
: exposed to strong winds
: made messy by the wind
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