downwind

downwind
[[t]da͟ʊnwɪ̱nd[/t]]
ADV: ADV after v, be ADV, oft ADV of n
If something moves downwind, it moves in the same direction as the wind. If something is downwind, the wind is blowing towards it.

He attempted to return downwind to the airfield.

...people who are living downwind of Nevada nuclear test sites.

Ant:
ADJ: ADJ n
Downwind is also an adjective.

...the downwind end of the field.


English dictionary. 2008.

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