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Meaning of WINDFALL

Pronunciation:  'wind`fol

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  fruit that has fallen from the tree
  2. [n]  a sudden unexpected piece of good fortune
 

WINDFALL is a 8 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: bunce, godsend, gravy
 
 See Also: bonus, edible fruit, incentive

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wind"fall`\, n.
1. Anything blown down or off by the wind, as fruit from a
   tree, or the tree itself, or a portion of a forest
   prostrated by a violent wind, etc. ``They became a
   windfall upon the sudden.'' --Bacon.

2. An unexpected legacy, or other gain.

         He had a mighty windfall out of doubt. --B. Jonson.



 

 

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