Meaning of windblown in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɪndbləʊn/


  • 1Carried or driven by the wind.

    ‘windblown sand’
    • ‘windblown pollution’
    • ‘Small beets are in danger of damage from wind-blown soil particle erosion.’
    • ‘They may arise from dormant seeds, or colonise by windblown seeds.’
    • ‘Surface skimmers can be fitted to remove wind-blown debris.’
    • ‘Fungi disperse themselves by releasing spores, usually windblown.’
    • ‘They string hundreds of meters of flexible fencing to catch windblown flurries.’
    • ‘In addition, pesticides can become airborne attached to wind-blown dust. "’
    • ‘Loess is a terrestrial sediment formed by the accumulation of wind-blown dust.’
    • ‘There must have been huge dust storms to produce the amount of wind-blown silt observed in Siberia.’
    • ‘A gale howls over the hunchback of Cairngorm, stinging our faces with windblown sleet.’
    • ‘Their cheeks picked up any shifts in the wind, determining which angles in the mountain would be covered in deeper, windblown snow.’
    • ‘They joyously flitted from branch to branch, swooping down occasionally from the skies like wind-blown flowers falling off the trees.’
    • ‘You half expect to see Harold Lloyd or Ben Turpin run across the frame chasing their wind blown hat.’
    • ‘Wind damage is often associated with abrasion caused by wind-blown soil particles.’
    • ‘On Earth deposits of windblown sediments can be hundreds of meters thick.’
    • ‘We drove through windblown sheets of rain last night to get to the city for my reading at Books Inc. on Chestnut Street.’
    • ‘A wind-blown wildfire around the small city of Conway has forced people to flee some 60 homes.’
    • ‘A wind-blown wildfire around the city of Conway has forced people to evacuate, about 60 homes.’
    • ‘Wind blown dust is the most obvious source of particulate matter with which we are familiar.’
    • ‘Like wind-blown apples, the first crop of Asian agencies coming to market are the weaker fruit.’
    • ‘In windblown collections of debris, the surface is more than covered.’
    1. 1.1Exposed to or affected by the wind.
      ‘the coastline is rugged and windblown’
      • ‘her windblown hair’
      • ‘Despite the bitterly cold weather on Nov. 28, activists gathered on the wind-blown bridge for over an hour.’
      • ‘The mantis will often slowly undulate, which is thought to mimic wind-blown foliage.’
      • ‘The second site looked at the restocking of a windblown area.’
      • ‘Breaking radio silence for a brief greeting from the wind-blown Hebrides.’
      • ‘She tried to put her hands up to smooth her windblown hair.’
      • ‘Her hair had certainly made a transition from softly pulled-back to wind-blown.’
      • ‘Turns out dodgy panelbeating is a valuable skill on a little windblown island in the middle of nowhere.’
      • ‘Prosthetic limbs are dropped by parachute to a wind blown field hospital for land mine victims.’
      • ‘At the Santa Maria Courthouse is the wind-blown Ted Rowlands, CNN correspondent covering the Jackson trial.’
      • ‘With their unkempt, windblown hair, they almost resembled the man beneath her.’
      • ‘His fair, wind blown, hair contrasted sharply against his deathly pair skin.’
      • ‘Mrs Reynolds mused, stifling a grin with an effort as she recalled the master's decidedly windblown appearance at the breakfast room door the previous day.’
      • ‘She was in the act of running a brush through her windblown hair when Marina's cry made her freeze.’
      • ‘He will be remembered primarily for his wind-blown hair and his night-vision goggles.’
      • ‘We do not have a monopoly on wind-blown flats, but hot air coming off the Gulf is a common occurrence.’
      • ‘Barely visible above a mat of wind-blown duckweed were the eyes and nostrils of a four-foot alligator.’
      • ‘Her fingers worked deep into his windblown curls as her face lifted, appealing for his kiss.’
      • ‘Outside in the company parking lot, windblown trees shake a fine yellow dusting of pollen over asphalt and cars.’
      • ‘Here on these wind blown islands with their indescribable untouched beauty, you travel among spectacular sandbars and reefs in search of natural produce.’
      • ‘There was essentially nothing to be seen, just the occasional fences, thick green, wind-blown grass, cows and a handful of lonely cars.’