windfall Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “windfall” - English Dictionary

"windfall" in American English

See all translations

windfallnoun [C]

 us   /ˈwɪndˌfɔl/
an amount of money that you receive unexpectedly: The Belridge School, after receiving a financial windfall, purchased computers for all students and teachers.
(Definition of windfall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"windfall" in British English

See all translations

windfallnoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɪnd.fɔːl/  us   /ˈwɪnd.fɑːl/
  • windfall noun [C] (FRUIT)

a piece of fruit blown down from a tree: I tend to leave the windfalls for the birds to pick at.
(Definition of windfall from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"windfall" in Business English

See all translations

windfallnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈwɪndfɔːl/ FINANCE, TAX
an amount of money that you receive unexpectedly: get/have/receive a windfall Investors each received a windfall of $5,000.cash/financial/tax windfall The investment firm unveiled a cash windfall for shareholders worth up to $650m.windfall gains/profits Staff stood to make substantial windfall gains from share options.
(Definition of windfall from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of windfall?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “windfall”

That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
by ,
May 18, 2016
by Kate Woodford We all need words and phrases for saying that things are good or great – that we find them nice or very nice. This post aims to give you more ways to say that you like, or really like, something. Starting with a very frequent adjective; lovely is used a lot in UK English

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More