Upwind in a sentence as an adjective

Both of them tend to fly upwind toward meals.

I once sailed upwind from LA to SF over 5 days.

Quit smoking upwind from the picnic table where I'm having lunch.

Head upwind gathering bottled water as you go.\nhint - prevailing winds are often from the northwest

Reminds me of something PG wrote in an essay about the craigslist way and staying "upwind" of profits.

I like the analogy of staying upwind because it provides you more options when the time comes that you find out what you want to do.

There's also very relevant advice from Paul Graham for the place-and-time issue: stay upwind, if you can.

Upwind in a sentence as an adverb

If upwind is an obviously bad idea, orthogonal to the wind may be better than downwind, especially if you cannot move fast.

If you're upwind, you decide when and if to engage the other ship...In this case, Amazon is upwind of becoming a giant, profitable company.

The "upwind" and "archimides lever" references are just things I would expect any reasonably cultured person to get.

What could happen if a major stockpile of chemical agents gets hit and it happens to be near or directly upwind of a major population center?

This would establish shallow, inland, saltwater seas upwind of the desert, in a very sunny area, as a source of atmospheric humidity.

Of course refining has some environmental risks, and the only thing worse than a local getting the bright idea, is someone "far away and upwind" being owed a favor and not particularly caring what happens downwind.

Nope, more like GPS guys built a luxury spa in the middle of a farming area, and are complaining that LightSquared is pooping all over the field they [edit: they=LightSquared] just purchased upwind, which has been wildflowers that spa patrons could trespass through on on illicit trails until then.

Upwind definitions


towards the side exposed to wind


toward the wind; "they were sailing leeward"

See also: leeward


in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing; "they flew upwind"