[ wind-swept ]
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  1. open or exposed to the wind: a wind-swept beach.

Origin of wind-swept

First recorded in 1805–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use wind-swept in a sentence

  • "The Windswept Grain" shows the reader a religious establishment, where a young Jew, recently converted, has taken refuge.

  • The high school occupies a treeless, grassless, windswept block by itself.

    What eight million women want | Rheta Childe Dorr
  • To the north the great, flat, windswept Dasht-i-Margo, about as desolate and arid a region as fancy could depict.

    The Gates of India | Thomas Holdich
  • At last his newly returned strength failing him, he threw himself down in the dry windswept heather.

British Dictionary definitions for windswept


/ (ˈwɪndˌswɛpt) /

  1. open to or swept by the wind

  2. another word for windblown (def. 2)

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