What does Windfall mean?

Definitions for Windfallˈwɪndˌfɔl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Windfall.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. windfall(noun)

    fruit that has fallen from the tree

  2. boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce(noun)

    a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

    "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"


  1. windfall(Noun)

    Something that has been blown down by the wind.

  2. windfall(Noun)

    A fruit that has fallen from a tree naturally, as from wind

    They couldn't reach the branches, so they ate the windfalls.

  3. windfall(Noun)

    a sudden large benefit; especially an influx of money

Webster Dictionary

  1. Windfall(noun)

    anything blown down or off by the wind, as fruit from a tree, or the tree itself, or a portion of a forest prostrated by a violent wind, etc

  2. Windfall(noun)

    an unexpected legacy, or other gain


  1. Windfall

    Windfall is a serial drama television series about a group of people in an unnamed small city who win almost $400,000,000 in a lottery. The series premiered Thursday, June 8, 2006 on NBC, taking the time slot occupied by ER during the rest of the year. On August 31, 2006, NBC announced the show's cancellation by stating on its website that the episode that night would be the series finale. Controversially, NBC also gave local affiliates the option of showing pre-season football instead and showing the final episode at each affiliates discretion. Many affiliates took them up on this, planning to show it either much later that night or at other odd days/times during the Labor Day weekend. In the UK and Middle East the show has been picked up by Five US and Showtime Arabia respectively. It is also shown in Ireland on the channel 3e weekdays at 3pm.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Windfall in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Windfall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brandon Rees:

    The executive has received a windfall based on the bull market, which isn’t always attributable to their own performance, and that’s wrong.

  2. Bricklin Dwyer:

    We continue to expect consumer spending to kick the year off on a robust foot after the drop in energy prices gave consumers a substantial windfall.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    This is a windfall for the Castro regime that will be used to fund its repression against Cubans, as well as its activities against U.S. national interests in Latin America and beyond.

  4. Kevin Gallagher:

    The windfall for commodity prices over the last commodity boom was the biggest recorded in history, but the marginal savings rate was lower than in past booms, the South American resource countries are facing a real pinch.

  5. Millan Mulraine:

    With gasoline prices remaining low (providing a huge windfall to U.S. consumers), confidence sky-high and the buoyancy in labor market activity likely to bolster household income, we expect consumer spending activity to rebound strongly in the coming months.

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