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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.
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