Translation of "wind" - English-French dictionary


noun /wind/

(an) outdoor current of air

The wind is strong today
There wasn’t much wind yesterday
Cold winds blow across the desert.


Climbing these stairs takes all the wind out of me.

air or gas in the stomach or intestines

His stomach pains were due to wind.
windy adjective

venteux, exposé aux vents
a windy hill-top
a windy day
It’s windy today.
windiness noun

caractère venteux
windfall noun

an apple etc blown from a tree.

fruit(s) abattu(s) par le vent

any unexpected gain or success.

windmill noun

a machine with sails that work by wind power, for grinding corn or pumping water.

moulin à vent
windpipe noun

the passage for air between mouth and lungs.

windscreen noun

(American windshield)

a transparent (usually glass) screen above the dashboard of a car

windscreen wipers

a wall usually constructed out from the house wall to protect people on a patio or balcony from the wind.

windsock noun

a device for indicating the direction and speed of wind on an airfield.

manche à air
windsurf /ˈwindsəːf/ verb

to move across water while standing on a windsurfer.

faire de la planche à voile
windsurfer noun

(also sailboard) a board with a sail for moving across water with the aid of the wind.

planche à voile

the person controlling this board

windsurfing noun

planche à voile
windswept adjective

exposed to the wind and showing the effects of it

ébouriffé; exposé aux vents
windswept hair
a windswept landscape.
get the wind up

to become nervous or anxious

avoir la frousse
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

avoir vent de
She became very excited when she got wind of the news.
get one’s second wind

to recover one’s natural breathing after breathlessness.

retrouver son souffle
in the wind

about to happen

dans l’air
A change of policy is in the wind.
like the wind

very quickly

comme le vent
The horse galloped away like the wind.

(Translation of “wind” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)