Downwind vs. Upwind

Downwind vs. Upwind — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Downwind and Upwind

Downwindadverb

In the direction in which the wind blows.

Upwindadverb

In or toward the direction from which the wind blows.

Downwindadverb

in the same direction as the wind is blowing

Upwindadjective

exposed to the wind

Downwindadverb

positioned relative to something in such a way that it can be smelled in the wind

Upwindadverb

in the direction from which the wind is blowing

Downwindadverb

(aviation) in the direction opposite that of landing in a traffic pattern

Upwindverb

To wind upwards.

Downwindadjective

towards the side away from the wind

Upwindverb

To wind up (a mechanism).

Downwindadverb

in the direction the wind is blowing;

they flew downwind

Upwindadjective

towards the side exposed to wind

Downwindadverb

away from the wind;

they were sailing windward

Upwindadverb

toward the wind;

they were sailing leeward

Upwindadverb

in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing;

they flew upwind