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Definitions of wind

  1. To turn; to change; to turn around something; to have a circular direction; to crook; to bend; to move round. To wind out, to be extricated; to escape. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To pass around; twine; twist; turn; wreathe; encircle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To blow, as a horn; sound by blowing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To entwist; to infold; to encircle. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To allow the air to blow upon; to scent, as hounds in a fox hunt; to put out of breath. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To coil, twist, or twine; to set in motion by turning a crank or screw; to entwine; to turn, as about something fixed; to direct or introduce by artful means; as, he winds himself into favor; to blow (a horn). The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. (wind) To sound by blowing: (wind) to expose to the wind: to drive hard, so as to put out of breath: to allow to recover wind:-pr.p. winding and winding; pa.p. wound and winded. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To turn round, to twist: to coil: to encircle: to change. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To sound by blowing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To turn around; coil; encircle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To detect or follow by scent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. To exhaust the breath of, as by running; put out of breath. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To go to the one side or the other; to move this way and that; to double on one's course; as, a hare pursued turns and winds. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To turn round something; twist; to bend in a course; to go a roundabout way. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To turn completely or often: to turn round something: to twist: to move spirally: to meander:-pr.p. winding; pa.t. and pa.p. wound. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. To turn round; move spirally; meander. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. form into a wreath Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. To blow; to sound by blowing; to nose; to follow by the scent; to expose to the wind; to drive hard, so as to render scant of wind, as a horse; also to rest a horse, in order to recover wind; to winnow. To wind a ship, is to turn it end for end, so that the wind strikes it on the opposite side. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To turn; to move or cause to turn; to turn round some fixed object; to bind, or to form into a ball or coil by turning; to introduce by insinuation; to change; to vary; to entwist; to infold; to encircle. To wind off, to unwind. To wind out, to extricate. To wind up, to bring to a small compass, as a ball of thread; to bring to a conclusion or settlement; to put in a state of renovated or continued motion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To deprive of wind by over-driving, as a horse; to rest a horse in order that he may recover his breath; to sound by blowing, as a horn, so that the sound may be prolonged and varied. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. To turn round some fixed object; to turn or move around something; to have a circular and upward direction; to form into a coil or ball by twisting; to introduce, as one's self by insinuation; to encircle; to twine; to crook; to bend; to have a surface which undulates. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. Winding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  40. breath; "the collision knocked the wind out of him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. a tendency or force that influences events; "the winds of change" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  42. air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row". Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  43. The dotterel. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. Air impregnated with an odor or scent. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. A direction from which the wind may blow; a point of the compass; especially, one of the cardinal points, which are often called the four winds. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. Air in motion; a natural current of air; breeze; breath; anything insignificant or light as air; idle words; air filled with a scent; as, the hound got wind of the fox; hence, news; as, to get wind of a plot; gas formed in the digestive organs of the body. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  55. A bend, coil, or twist. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  56. Air in motion: breath: flatulence: anything insignificant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  57. Air in motion; breath; anything insignificant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  58. A current of air. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. Lung power; breath. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. A winding; a bend, turn, or twist. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. Air naturally in motion, with any degree of velocity; a current of air; breath; power of respiration; air in motion from any force or action; breath modulated by the organs or by an instrument; air impregnated with scent; anything insignificant or light as wind; flatulence. The four winds, the four cardinal points of the heavens. Down the wind, decaying; declining. To take or have the wind, to gain or have the advantage. To take or get wind, to be divulged; to become public. In the wind's eye, towards the direct point from which the wind blows. Between wind and water, that part of a ship's side or bottom which is frequently brought above water by the rolling of the ship or fluctuation of the water's surface. How the wind blows, the state of things, or the direction they are taking. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  62. In poetry. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  63. Air in perceptible motion; a current of air having a greater or less degree of velocity; one of the cardinal points, as from the four winds; flatulence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for wind

  1. Does the wind from outside hurt? – A Diary Without Dates by Enid Bagnold
  2. But what is in the wind – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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