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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. fruit that has fallen from the tree;

2. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money);
- Example: "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
[syn: boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Windfall \Wind"fall`\, n. 1. 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. "They became a windfall upon the sudden." --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. An unexpected legacy, or other gain. [1913 Webster] He had a mighty windfall out of doubt. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

windfall n 1: fruit that has fallen from the tree 2: 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" [syn: boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "windfall": boast, bonus, buried treasure, catch, diamond, discovery, find, finding, foundling, gem, godsend, good thing, gravy, jewel, pearl, plum, pride, pride and joy, prize, treasure, treasure trove, trophy, trouvaille, trove, waifs, waifs and strays, windfall money, windfall profit, winner