Windfall definition

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Any unexpected acquisition, gain, or stroke of good luck; specif., a gain of unexpected profit or earnings.
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(figuratively) A sudden large benefit; especially an influx of money.
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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.

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

Windfall profits.

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A fruit that has fallen from a tree naturally, as from wind.

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

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
windfall
Plural:
windfalls

Origin of windfall