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wind

noun (n)

  • air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure (noun.phenomenon)
    Example:
    Trees bent under the fierce winds.
    When there is no wind, row.
    source: wordnet30
  • a tendency or force that influences events (noun.phenomenon)
    Example:
    The winds of change.
    source: wordnet30
  • breath (noun.act)
    Example:
    The collision knocked the wind out of him.
    source: wordnet30
  • empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk (noun.communication)
    Example:
    That's a lot of wind.
    source: wordnet30
  • an indication of potential opportunity (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: wind instrument
    source: wordnet30
  • a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of winding or twisting (noun.act)
    Synonym: twist, winding
    Example:
    He put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The region of the pit of the stomach, where a blow may paralyze the diaphragm and cause temporary loss of breath or other injury; the mark. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course (verb.motion)
    Synonym: meander, thread, wander, weave
    Example:
    The river winds through the hills.
    source: wordnet30
  • extend in curves and turns (verb.stative)
    Synonym: curve, twist
    Example:
    The road winds around the lake.
    source: wordnet30
  • arrange or or coil around (verb.contact)
    Synonym: roll, twine, wrap
    Antonym: unroll, unwind, wind off
    source: wordnet30
  • catch the scent of; get wind of (verb.perception)
    Synonym: nose, scent
    source: wordnet30
  • coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem (verb.contact)
    Synonym: wind up
    Example:
    Wind your watch.
    source: wordnet30
  • form into a wreath (verb.contact)
    Synonym: wreathe
    source: wordnet30
  • raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help (verb.contact)
    Synonym: hoist, lift
    source: wordnet30
  • To turn completely, or with repeated turns; especially, to turn about something fixed; to cause to form convolutions about anything; to coil; to twine; to twist; to wreathe; as, to wind thread on a spool or into a ball. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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