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1. prevailing

adjective. ['prɪˈveɪlɪŋ, priːˈveɪlɪŋ'] most frequent or common.

Synonyms

  • dominant
  • rife
  • prevalent
  • frequent

Antonyms

  • subordinate
  • inferior
  • scarce
  • boycott

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Words that Rhyme with Prevailing Wind

  • broken-wind
  • downwind
  • chagrined
  • rescind
  • skinned
  • schwind
  • grinned
  • grinde
  • thinned
  • sinned
  • sind
  • pinned
  • lynde
  • lynd
  • lindh
  • linde
  • lind
  • hynd
  • hinde
  • ginned

Example sentences of the word prevailing-wind


1. Noun Phrase
By-the-wind sailors adapt to the areas where they live; prevailing winds usually blow them away from shore.

2. Noun Phrase
When prevailing winds push this moisture-laden air against topographic features like mountains, forcing it upward, rain results.

3. Noun Phrase
These can be quite powerful, as can prevailing winds over coastal tundra on Alaska’s North Slope.

4. Noun Phrase
Position the sail to catch the prevailing winds.

2. wind

noun. ['ˈwaɪnd, ˈwɪnd'] air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure.

Synonyms

  • west wind
  • squall
  • boreas
  • gale
  • wester
  • northwester
  • weather condition
  • chinook wind
  • draft
  • draught
  • blow
  • sou'easter
  • crosswind
  • airstream
  • south wind
  • thermal
  • souther
  • east wind
  • simoom
  • air
  • foehn
  • breeze
  • khamsin
  • simoon
  • catabatic wind
  • headwind
  • harmattan
  • chinook
  • high wind
  • air current
  • monsoon
  • easterly
  • north wind
  • tailwind
  • gust
  • norther
  • Santa Ana
  • atmospheric condition
  • doldrums
  • sou'wester
  • calm
  • snow eater
  • calm air
  • zephyr
  • conditions
  • southerly
  • southwester
  • current of air
  • northerly
  • blast
  • prevailing wind
  • katabatic wind
  • samiel
  • fohn
  • weather
  • gentle wind
  • southeaster
  • easter

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • detach
  • effector
  • receptor

Etymology

  • windan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. wind

verb. ['ˈwaɪnd, ˈwɪnd'] to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course.

Synonyms

  • move
  • travel
  • snake
  • wander
  • go
  • locomote
  • thread
  • weave

Antonyms

  • repel
  • open circuit
  • untie
  • unsheathe

Etymology

  • windan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. wind

verb. ['ˈwaɪnd, ˈwɪnd'] extend in curves and turns.

Synonyms

  • be
  • snake
  • twist
  • circumvolute
  • curve

Antonyms

  • follow
  • fall
  • ascend
  • go

Etymology

  • windan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. wind

verb. ['ˈwaɪnd, ˈwɪnd'] arrange or or coil around.

Synonyms

  • displace
  • coil
  • twine
  • spool
  • reel
  • clue
  • curl
  • loop
  • wrap
  • move
  • clew
  • roll

Antonyms

  • uncoil
  • ride
  • unbend
  • straighten

Etymology

  • windan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. wind

noun. ['ˈwaɪnd, ˈwɪnd'] a tendency or force that influences events.

Antonyms

  • leeward

Etymology

  • windan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. wind

noun. ['ˈwaɪnd, ˈwɪnd'] breath.

Synonyms

  • breathing out
  • exhalation

Antonyms

  • inhale
  • come
  • conserve

Etymology

  • windan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. wind

verb. ['ˈwaɪnd, ˈwɪnd'] form into a wreath.

Synonyms

  • interlace
  • enlace
  • intertwine
  • twine
  • entwine
  • lace

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • back
  • hire
  • disentangle

Etymology

  • windan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. wind

verb. ['ˈwaɪnd, ˈwɪnd'] catch the scent of; get wind of.

Synonyms

  • scent
  • smell

Antonyms

  • unwrap
  • descend
  • linger

Etymology

  • windan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. wind

noun. ['ˈwaɪnd, ˈwɪnd'] the act of winding or twisting.

Synonyms

  • twist
  • winding
  • rotary motion

Antonyms

  • bad weather
  • discharge
  • demobilization
  • succeed

Etymology

  • windan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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