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wind·fall

 (wĭnd′fôl′)
n.
1. A sudden, unexpected piece of good fortune or financial gain.
2. Something, such as a ripened fruit, that has been blown down by the wind.
adj.
Of or relating to a windfall: windfall profits.

windfall

(ˈwɪndˌfɔːl)
n
1. (Banking & Finance) a piece of unexpected good fortune, esp financial gain
2. (Botany) something blown down by the wind, esp a piece of fruit
3. (Forestry) chiefly US and Canadian a plot of land covered with trees blown down by the wind

wind•fall

(ˈwɪndˌfɔl)

n.
1. an unexpected gain, piece of good fortune, or the like.
2. something blown down by the wind, as fruit.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.windfall - fruit that has fallen from the tree
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
2.windfall - a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens

windfall

noun godsend, find, jackpot, bonanza, stroke of luck, manna from heaven, pot of gold at the end of the rainbow If you had a windfall of £5000, how would you spend it?
disaster, misfortune, bad luck, mishap, misadventure, mischance, infelicity
Translations
حَظ غَيْر مُتَوَقَّعما تُسْقِطُه الرّيح من فاكِهَة الشَّجَر
nedfaldsæble
jättipottipudokas
hullott gyümölcs
óvænt heppni
nečakaný úspech
devlet kuşurüzgârın düşürdüğü meyve

windfall

[ˈwɪndfɔːl]
A. N
1. (= apple etc) → fruta f caída
2. (fig) → dinero m caído del cielo
B. CPD windfall profits NPLbeneficios mpl imprevistos
windfall tax N impuesto sobre determinados beneficios extraordinarios

windfall

[ˈwɪndfɔːl] n
(= sum of money) → rentrée f d'argent inattendue
(= apple, pear) → fruit m tombéwindfall tax ntaxe f exceptionnelle sur les bénéfices (des entreprises privatisées)wind farm [ˈwɪndfɑːrm] nparc m éolien

windfall


windfall

:
windfall profit
n (Econ) → Marktlagengewinn m, → Q-Gewinn m
windfall tax
n (Econ) → Spekulationssteuer f, → Steuer fauf Aktiengewinne

windfall

[ˈwɪndˌfɔːl] n (apple) → frutto fatto cadere dal vento (fig) → colpo di fortuna

wind1

(wind) noun
1. (an) outdoor current of air. The wind is strong today; There wasn't much wind yesterday; Cold winds blow across the desert.
2. breath. Climbing these stairs takes all the wind out of me.
3. air or gas in the stomach or intestines. His stomach pains were due to wind.
verb
to cause to be out of breath. The heavy blow winded him.
adjective
(of a musical instrument) operated or played using air pressure, especially a person's breath.
ˈwindy adjective
a windy hill-top; a windy day; It's windy today.
ˈwindiness noun
ˈwindfall noun
1. an apple etc blown from a tree.
2. any unexpected gain or success.
ˈwindmill noun
a machine with sails that work by wind power, for grinding corn or pumping water.
ˈwindpipe noun
the passage for air between mouth and lungs.
windsurf, windsurfer, windsurfingwindˈwindscreen noun
(American ˈwindshield).
1. a transparent (usually glass) screen above the dashboard of a car.
2. a wall usually constructed out from the house wall to protect people on a patio or balcony from the wind.
ˈwindsock noun
a device for indicating the direction and speed of wind on an airfield.
windsurf (ˈwindsəːf) verb
to move across water while standing on a windsurfer.
ˈwindsurfer noun
1. (also sailboard) a board with a sail for moving across water with the aid of the wind.
2. the person controlling this board.
ˈwindsurfing noun
ˈwindswept adjective
exposed to the wind and showing the effects of it. windswept hair; a windswept landscape.
get the wind up
to become nervous or anxious. She got the wind up when she realized how close we were to the edge.
get wind of
to get a hint of or hear indirectly about.
get one's second wind
to recover one's natural breathing after breathlessness.
in the wind
about to happen. A change of policy is in the wind.
like the wind
very quickly. The horse galloped away like the wind.
References in classic literature ?
Apparently, he did not once reflect upon the valuable details which would have fallen like a windfall to me: fishing the child out--witnessing the surprise of the family and the stir the thing would have made among the peasants--then a Swiss funeral--then the roadside monument, to be paid for by us and have our names mentioned in it.
The water treatment was new, now, and Tom's low condition was a windfall to her.
Were the windfall apples being picked up for sauce; were the potatoes thick in the hills; was the corn tosselin' out; were they cuttin' the upper field; were they keepin' fly-paper laid out everywheres; were there any ants in the dairy; was the kindlin' wood holdin' out; had the bank sent the cowpons?
And there my sister became so excited by the twenty-five guineas, that nothing would serve her but we must have a dinner out of that windfall, at the Blue Boar, and that Pumblechook must go over in his chaise-cart, and bring the Hubbles and Mr.
Every one rejoiced frankly at this windfall for Monsieur de Valois, who went about consulting moneyed people as to the safest manner of investing this fragment of his past opulence.
I won't let you kill him," he concluded, as his half-wrecked mentality pictured anew the pleasure that money would buy in London--money that he could not hope to possess without some such windfall as the ape represented.
The little man stood glancing from one to the other of us with half-frightened, half-hopeful eyes, as one who is not sure whether he is on the verge of a windfall or of a catastrophe.
The Spartans were a nice people in point of naturalization; whereby, while they kept their compass, they stood firm; but when they did spread, and their boughs were becomen too great for their stem, they became a windfall, upon the sudden.
Tis true," answered D'Artagnan; who said afterwards to himself, "I'faith, I greatly deceive myself, or I have been the means of a good windfall to that rascal Moliere, and we shall assuredly see the scene hit off to the life in some comedy or other.
Well, nurse,' he said, 'you have had a windfall of luck.
who have found in that which I deemed a happy windfall the source of my destruction.
In short,' resumed Tom, as if he had made up his mind, 'if you come to that, perhaps I was so far from being altogether in his favour, that I took him outside the door to tell him quietly, that I thought he might consider himself very well off to get such a windfall as he had got from my sister, and that I hoped he would make good use of it.