current of air
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|Noun||1.||current of air - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"|
airstream - a relatively well-defined prevailing wind
breeze, gentle wind, zephyr, air - a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
harmattan - a dusty wind from the Sahara that blows toward the western coast of Africa during the winter
crosswind - wind blowing across the path of a ship or aircraft
khamsin - an oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring
Santa Ana - a strong hot dry wind that blows in winter from the deserts of southern California toward the Pacific Coast
high wind - a very strong wind; "rain and high winds covered the region"
headwind - wind blowing opposite to the path of a ship or aircraft
tailwind - wind blowing in the same direction as the path of a ship or aircraft
doldrums - a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific
gale - a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale
monsoon - a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
monsoon - any wind that changes direction with the seasons
prevailing wind - the predominant wind direction; "the prevailing wind is from the southwest"
squall - sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation
thermal - rising current of warm air
atmospheric condition, weather, weather condition, conditions - the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; "they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"
air - a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of; "air pollution"; "a smell of chemicals in the air"; "open a window and let in some air"; "I need some fresh air"