Windfall meaning

wĭnd'fôl'
The definition of a windfall is something blown by wind, or unexpected good fortune.

An example of a windfall is a tree that was uprooted in a hurricane.

An example of a windfall is winning the lottery.

noun
0
0
A sudden, unexpected piece of good fortune or financial gain.
noun
0
0
Something, such as a ripened fruit, that has been blown down by the wind.
noun
0
0
Of or relating to a windfall.

Windfall profits.

adjective
0
0
Something blown down by the wind, as fruit from a tree.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
Any unexpected acquisition, gain, or stroke of good luck; specif., a gain of unexpected profit or earnings.
noun
0
0
Something that has been blown down by the wind.
noun
0
0
A fruit that has fallen from a tree naturally, as from wind.

They couldn't reach the branches, so they ate the windfalls.

noun
0
0
(figuratively) A sudden large benefit; especially an influx of money.
noun
0
0

Origin of windfall