Definition of downwind in English:

downwind

adverb & adjective

  • In the direction in which the wind is blowing.

    [as adverb] ‘warnings were issued to people living downwind of the fire’
    [as adjective] ‘downwind landings’
    • ‘If you're caught downwind from a blast, take measures to prevent radioactive dust particles entering your body.’
    • ‘As I finished each of the major rooms I took the vacuum out to empty straight into the trash and gave the dusters a jolly good shake downwind.’
    • ‘But we were on the weather side and the rocks and ashes had been blowing downwind and we weren't on that side of the volcano.’
    • ‘For example, emissions of sulphur dioxide by one state will be carried by winds and deposited as acid rain on downwind countries.’
    • ‘The fumes wend their way downwind for a week or more, whichever direction the wind is heading.’
    • ‘Dropping a float light to determine wind direction, we made one pass over the raft downwind.’
    • ‘By then, children and others living in downwind areas were beginning to develop leukemia.’
    • ‘If you are downwind when the whales blow, there is no mistaking the content of their gargantuan diet.’
    • ‘Such as the 100,000 people who were directly downwind of Nevada's fallout.’
    • ‘The winds were out of the south southeast, and I wanted to go downwind.’
    • ‘The clouds were streeting up as the wind was strong and we just had to go downwind to get to goal.’
    • ‘My older sister was once hospitalized after walking downwind of a brush fire in an area where poison ivy grew.’
    • ‘We even skip the 2:15 start time given our ability to stay put and not get blown downwind.’
    • ‘Using two tanks will give you a range of around 100 miles in nil wind or much more if you fly downwind.’
    • ‘With erosion on the windward slope and deposition in the lee, the dune body moves in a downwind direction.’
    • ‘And so in Tasmania we have no significant detriment in the downwind direction.’
    • ‘I can drift downwind and still stay away from the Laredo airspace.’
    • ‘We were playing downwind and I was trying to peg them back as far as I could.’
    • ‘The downwardly curved petiole twists away from the wind, so its ventral surface points downwind.’
    • ‘Day 1 was stormy, rain cells dumping near launch and downwind, north winds aloft.’

Pronunciation:

downwind

/daʊnˈwɪnd/