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noun /wind/
(an) outdoor current of air vent The wind is strong today There wasn’t much wind yesterday Cold winds blow across the desert.
breath souffle Climbing these stairs takes all the wind out of me.
air or gas in the stomach or intestines gaz 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. aubaine
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. trachée
windscreen noun
(American windshield)
a transparent (usually glass) screen above the dashboard of a car pare-brise windscreen wipers
a wall usually constructed out from the house wall to protect people on a patio or balcony from the wind. pare-vent
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 véliplanchiste
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.
(Definition of wind from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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