downwind downwind  /daʊn ˈwɪnd/


  1. (adj) towards the side away from the wind
  2. (adv) with the wind; in the direction the wind is blowing
  3. (adv) away from the wind




  1. Scarcely a tide flowed through history without the Kennedys somewhere on its back, gliding downwind or beating against it.
  2. Thus the leeward boat is downwind of its opponent.
  3. In a spot storm above a city or just downwind of it, it's likely that nature alone isn't behind the downpour.


  • PHOTOS: Western Iowa Coop catches fire in Hornick, IA

    The voluntary evacuation order was lifted in Hornick, Iowa, Tuesday evening for the most part. Emergency officials say residents downwind of the still smoldering smoke should stay out of their homes until
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KTIV Sioux City


  1. Of his spectacular 8-iron shot, Woods said, "When I hit it, I knew it was going to be a good one. I thought it was going to be just a little bit past the hole. I was surprised it spun that much, considering it was that much downwind."
    on Aug 9, 2009 By: Tiger Wood Source: Seattle Times

  2. "It was just hard to pull the right club because the wind just kept kind of switching around and quartering on you," said Steve Flesch, who had a 78. "It never was downwind, except on 17."
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Steve Flesch Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. "I had two eagles all year on the US Tour, so that was quite a shock for me, but downwind they were reachable and that was where you had to make your score up on a day like this," said Clark.
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Tim Clark Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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