fair wind
A wind blowing in the direction the sailor wants to go, ie. favourably. (Reference: , H. M. Bark Endeavour, , second edition 2003, ISBN 0-522-85093-6, page 210.)

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  • fair — fair1 [fer] adj. [ME < OE fæger, akin to FAIN, Goth fagrs, apt, fit < IE base * pek , to be content, make (something) pretty > Lith púošiu, to ornament] 1. attractive; beautiful; lovely 2. unblemished; clean [a fair name] 3. [< notion …   English World dictionary

  • wind — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fierce, harsh, high, stiff, strong ▪ Rain and high winds are forecast. ▪ There was a stiff wind blowing …   Collocations dictionary

  • fair — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English fager, fair, from Old English fæger; akin to Old High German fagar beautiful Date: before 12th century 1. pleasing to the eye or mind especially because of fresh, charming, or flawless quality 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wind — I.   (air movement).   Makani (for fig. meanings and types of winds, see Haw. Eng. entry and entries that follow it).   See break wind.     Variable wind, makani pālua.     Fair wind, makani olu olu, peawini.     Wind puff, ahe lau makani, ōnini …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • fair —   1. Just. Kūpono, pono, kaulike.    ♦ Fair wind, peawini, makani olu olu.   2. Complexion. Ili kea, ili mā ila, lākea, hākeakea, halakea, a ia i, lamalama.   3. Exhibit. Pea, hō ike ike.   4. Somewhat good, pretty good. Ano maika i …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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