windswept

windswept
wind|swept [ˈwındswept] adj
1.) a place that is windswept is often windy because there are not many trees or buildings to protect it
windswept moors
2.) hair, clothes etc that are windswept have been blown around by the wind

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  • windswept — (adj.) 1932, originally of hair, from WIND (Cf. wind) (n.1) + pp. of SWEEP (Cf. sweep) …   Etymology dictionary

  • windswept — ► ADJECTIVE 1) exposed to strong winds. 2) (of a person s hair or appearance) untidy after being exposed to the wind …   English terms dictionary

  • windswept — adjective 1 a place that is windswept is often windy because there are not many trees or buildings to protect it: windswept moors 2 hair, clothes etc that are windswept have been blown around by the wind …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • windswept — wind|swept [ wınd,swept ] adjective 1. ) a windswept place has a lot of wind and not many buildings or trees to protect it 2. ) someone who is windswept looks messy because their clothes and hair have been blown around by a strong wind …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • windswept — [[t]wɪ̱ndswept[/t]] ADJ A windswept place has no shelter and is not protected against strong winds. ...the remote and windswept hillside …   English dictionary

  • windswept — UK [ˈwɪn(d)ˌswept] / US adjective 1) a windswept place has a lot of wind and not many buildings or trees to protect it 2) someone who is windswept looks untidy because their clothes and hair have been blown around by a strong wind …   English dictionary

  • windswept — wind·swept (wĭndʹswĕpt ) adj. Exposed to or swept by winds: windswept moors. * * * …   Universalium

  • windswept — adjective Exposed to the winds. We struggled over the windswept moorland …   Wiktionary

  • windswept — adj. Windswept is used with these nouns: ↑hair, ↑moor, ↑plateau …   Collocations dictionary

  • windswept — [ˈwɪn(d)ˌswept] adj 1) a windswept place has a lot of wind and not many buildings or trees to protect it 2) looking untidy because your clothes and hair have been blown around by the wind …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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