fruit that has fallen from the tree
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"
Something that has been blown down by the wind.
A fruit that has fallen from a tree naturally, as from wind
They couldn't reach the branches, so they ate the windfalls.
a sudden large benefit; especially an influx of money
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
an unexpected legacy, or other gain
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.
The numerical value of windfall in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of windfall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of windfall in a Sentence
Those players who got the winnings got an extraordinary windfall to which they were not entitled, they just happened to be at the right place at the right time.
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.
They’ve been funded anyway even with the sanctions regime, so I’m sure they’ll get some money but I don’t think it’ll be a huge windfall for them.
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.
These plaintiffs had minimal losses and were rightfully denied the unjustified windfall they were seeking. Plaintiffs' counsel today asked for punitive damages in the millions of dollars, the jury correctly refused that request. Even so, this award exceeds clear constitutional limits and we will ask the court to reduce it accordingly.
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