wind meaning

[ wind/waind ] Pronunciation:   "wind" in a sentence
Noun: wind  wind
  1. 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"
    - air current, current of air 
  2. A tendency or force that influences events
    "the winds of change" 
  3. Breath
    "the collision knocked the wind out of him" 
  4. Empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
    "that's a lot of wind"
    - malarkey, malarky, idle words, jazz, nothingness 
  5. An indication of potential opportunity
    - tip, lead, steer, confidential information, hint 
  6. A musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
    - wind instrument 
  7. A reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
    - flatus, breaking wind
Verb: wind (wound)  wInd
  1. To move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    "the river winds through the hills"
    - weave, thread, meander, wander 
  2. Arrange or coil around
    - wrap, roll, twine 
  3. Coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
    "wind your watch"
    - wind up 
  4. Form into a wreath
    - wreathe 
  5. Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
    - hoist, lift
Verb: wind[2]  wind
  1. Catch the scent of; get wind of
    - scent, nose 
  2. Extend in curves and turns
    - twist, curve
Noun: wind[2]  wInd
  1. The act of winding or twisting
    - winding, twist

Sounds like: whined, wined

Derived forms: wound, winding, winds

See also: winder, windy

Type of: atmospheric condition, be, breathing out, bring up, conditions, counsel, counseling [US], counselling [Brit, Cdn], direction, displace, elevate, enlace, entwine, exhalation, expiration, fasten, get up, go, guidance, inborn reflex, influence, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, instrument, interlace, intertwine, lace, lift, locomote, move, musical instrument, physiological reaction, raise, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, rotary motion, rotation, smell, talk, talking, tighten, travel, twine, unconditioned reflex, weather, weather condition

Antonym: unwind

Encyclopedia: Wind, Flower, Snow Wind Wind, herbert Wind, Sand and Stars


British term for twist.


A once-used synonym for warped or wind.

verb (wound, wound //)


wind down


(about a business, a piece of machinery, etc.) to go slowly and then stop:

The market is winding down ahead of the holidays.


(about a person) to rest or relax after a period of activity or excitement:

I used to go online to wind down after a long day at work.

He's planning to wind down to a three-day-a-week job.


wind sth down

to bring a business, an activity, etc. to an end gradually over a period of time:

The French bank is winding down its involvement in the joint venture.

wind up; wind sth up

to bring sth such as a meeting or a speech to an end:

If we all agree, let's wind up the discussion.

wind sth up (Law )

to stop running a business and close it completely:

The business will be wound up or sold.



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  1. the wind packed the snow against the wall.
  2. put on your overcoat. the wind is thrilling.
  3. there was a bitterly cold east wind blowing.
  4. he came to me this morning to raise the wind.
  5. the natural wind is turbulent or gusty.

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