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[Wind]

When wind rhymes with "grinned," it refers to moving air, as in a breeze, or what fills the sails of a boat. When wind rhymes with "kind," it means to turn, as in winding one's watch.

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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.

Noun
the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"

Noun
breath; "the collision knocked the wind out of him"

Noun
a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus

Noun
a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath

Noun
an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

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Noun
empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that''s a lot of wind"; "don''t give me any of that jazz"

Noun
a tendency or force that influences events; "the winds of change"

Noun
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"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmo

Verb
raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"

Verb
form into a wreath

Verb
coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch"

Verb
wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"

Verb
to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

Verb
catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs"

Verb
extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"


v. t.
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.

v. t.
To entwist; to infold; to encircle.

v. t.
To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.

v. t.
To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.

v. t.
To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.

v. i.
To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole.

v. i.
To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.

v. i.
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.

n.
The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.

n.
Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.

n.
Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.

n.
Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument.

n.
Power of respiration; breath.

n.
Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind.

n.
Air impregnated with an odor or scent.

n.
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.

n.
A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing.

n.
Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.

n.
The dotterel.

v. t.
To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.

v. t.
To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game.

v. t.
To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.

v. t.
To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe.

v. t.
To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.


Wind

Wind , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wound (wound) (rarely Winded); p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.] [OE. winden, AS. windan; akin to OS. windan, D. & G. winden, OHG. wintan, Icel. & Sw. vinda, Dan. vinde, Goth. windan (in comp.). Cf. Wander, Wend.] 1. 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.
Whether to wind The woodbine round this arbor.
2. To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
Sleep, and I will wind thee in arms.
3. To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern. "To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus." Shak.
In his terms so he would him wind.
Gifts blind the wise, and bribes do please And wind all other witnesses.
Were our legislature vested in the prince, he might wind and turn our constitution at his pleasure.
4. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
You have contrived . . . to wind Yourself into a power tyrannical.
Little arts and dexterities they have to wind in such things into discourse.
5. To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine. To wind off, to unwind; to uncoil. -- To wind out, to extricate. [Obs.] Clarendon. -- To wind up. (a) To coil into a ball or small compass, as a skein of thread; to coil completely. (b) To bring to a conclusion or settlement; as, to wind up one's affairs; to wind up an argument. (c) To put in a state of renewed or continued motion, as a clock, a watch, etc., by winding the spring, or that which carries the weight; hence, to prepare for continued movement or action; to put in order anew. "Fate seemed to wind him up for fourscore years." Dryden. "Thus they wound up his temper to a pitch." Atterbury. (d) To tighten (the strings) of a musical instrument, so as to tune it. "Wind up the slackened strings of thy lute." Waller.

Wind

Wind , v. i. 1. To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole.
So swift your judgments turn and wind.
2. To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.
And where the valley winded out below, The murmuring main was heard, and scarcely heard, to flow.
He therefore turned him to the steep and rocky path which . . . winded through the thickets of wild boxwood and other low aromatic shrubs.
3. 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.
The lowing herd wind lowly o'er the lea.
To wind out, to extricate one's self; to escape. Long struggling underneath are they could wind Out of such prison.

Wind

Wind , n. The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.

Wind

Wind (w&icr;nd, in poetry and singing often w&imac;nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v'beta (cf. Gr. 'ah`ths a blast, gale, 'ah^nai to breathe hard, to blow, as the wind); originally a p. pr. from the verb seen in Skr. v'be to blow, akin to AS. w'bewan, D. waaijen, G. wehen, OHG. w'been, w'bejen, Goth. waian. &root;131. Cf. Air, Ventail, Ventilate, Window, Winnow.] 1. Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.
Except wind stands as never it stood, It is an ill wind that turns none to good.
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Winds were soft, and woods were green.
2. Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows. 3. Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument.
Their instruments were various in their kind, Some for the bow, and some for breathing wind.
4. Power of respiration; breath.
If my wind were but long enough to say my prayers, I would repent.
5. Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind. 6. Air impregnated with an odor or scent.
A pack of dogfish had him in the wind.
7. 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.
Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain.
&hand; This sense seems to have had its origin in the East. The Hebrews gave to each of the four cardinal points the name of wind. 8. (Far.) A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing. 9. Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
Nor think thou with wind Of airy threats to awe.
10. (Zo'94l.) The dotterel. [Prov. Eng.] &hand; Wind is often used adjectively, or as the first part of compound words. All in the wind. (Naut.) See under All, n. -- Before the wind. (Naut.) See under Before. -- Between wind and water (Naut.), in 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. Hence, colloquially, (as an injury to that part of a vessel, in an engagement, is particularly dangerous) the vulnerable part or point of anything. -- Cardinal winds. See under Cardinal, a. -- Down the wind. (a) In the direction of, and moving with, the wind; as, birds fly swiftly down the wind. (b) Decaying; declining; in a state of decay. [Obs.] "He went down the wind still." L'Estrange. -- In the wind's eye (Naut.), directly toward the point from which the wind blows. -- Three sheets in the wind, unsteady from drink. [Sailors' Slang] -- To be in the wind, to be suggested or expected; to be a matter of suspicion or surmise. [Colloq.] -- To carry the wind (Man.), to toss the nose as high as the ears, as a horse. -- To raise the wind, to procure money. [Colloq.] -- To take, ∨ have, the wind, to gain or have the advantage. Bacon. -- To take the wind out of one's sails, to cause one to stop, or lose way, as when a vessel intercepts the wind of another. [Colloq.] -- To take wind, ∨ To get wind, to be divulged; to become public; as, the story got wind, or took wind. -- Wind band (Mus.), a band of wind instruments; a military band; the wind instruments of an orchestra. -- Wind chest (Mus.), a chest or reservoir of wind in an organ. -- Wind dropsy. (Med.) (a) Tympanites. (b) Emphysema of the subcutaneous areolar tissue. -- Wind egg, an imperfect, unimpregnated, or addled egg. -- Wind furnace. See the Note under Furnace. -- Wind gauge. See under Gauge. -- Wind gun. Same as Air gun. -- Wind hatch (Mining), the opening or place where the ore is taken out of the earth. -- Wind instrument (Mus.), an instrument of music sounded by means of wind, especially by means of the breath, as a flute, a clarinet, etc. -- Wind pump, a pump moved by a windmill. -- Wind rose, a table of the points of the compass, giving the states of the barometer, etc., connected with winds from the different directions. -- Wind sail. (a) (Naut.) A wide tube or funnel of canvas, used to convey a stream of air for ventilation into the lower compartments of a vessel. (b) The sail or vane of a windmill. -- Wind shake, a crack or incoherence in timber produced by violent winds while the timber was growing. -- Wind shock, a wind shake. -- Wind side, the side next the wind; the windward side. [R.] Mrs. Browning. -- Wind rush (Zo'94l.), the redwing. [Prov. Eng.] -- Wind wheel, a motor consisting of a wheel moved by wind. -- Wood wind (Mus.), the flutes and reed instruments of an orchestra, collectively.

Wind

Wind , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Winded; p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.] 1. To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate. 2. To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game. 3. (a) To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath. (b) To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe. To wind a ship (Naut.), to turn it end for end, so that the wind strikes it on the opposite side.

Wind

Wind , v. t. [From Wind, moving air, but confused in sense and in conjugation with wind to turn.] [imp. & p. p. Wound (wound), R. Winded; p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.] To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes. "Hunters who wound their horns." Pennant.
Ye vigorous swains, while youth ferments your blood, . . . Wind the shrill horn.
That blast was winded by the king.

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.

To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole.

The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.

Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.

To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.

To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.

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Usage Examples

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards.

I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.

A man from a primitive culture who sees an automobile might guess that it was powered by the wind or by an antelope hidden under the car, but when he opens up the hood and sees the engine he immediately realizes that it was designed.

I don't talk about who I'm dating because when you break up, you wind up reliving it in the media.

As far as I was concerned, the Depression was an ill wind that blew some good. If it hadn't occurred, my parents would have given me my college education. As it was, I had to scrabble for it.

I don't think it's too hippie to want to clean up the planet so you don't wind up dying of some kind of cancer when you're 45 years old. It enrages me that these big cancer-research organizations can't be bothered to man the front lines of environmental protest.

I had been feeling a little rum. I didn't think it was anything serious because years ago I felt a lump and it was benign. I assumed this would be too. It kind of takes the wind out of your sails, and I don't know what the future holds, if anything.

Misspelled Form

wind, qwind, 2wind, 3wind, ewind, awind, swind, qind, 2ind, 3ind, eind, aind, sind, wqind, w2ind, w3ind, weind, waind, wsind, wuind, w8ind, w9ind, woind, wjind, wkind, wund, w8nd, w9nd, wond, wjnd, wknd, wiund, wi8nd, wi9nd, wiond, wijnd, wiknd, wibnd, wihnd, wijnd, wimnd, wi nd, wibd, wihd, wijd, wimd, wi d, winbd, winhd, winjd, winmd, win d, winsd, wined, winfd, winxd, wincd, wins, wine, winf, winx, winc, winds, winde, windf, windx, windc.

Other Usage Examples

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.

A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.

I am never at my best in the early morning, especially a cold morning in the Yorkshire spring with a piercing March wind sweeping down from the fells, finding its way inside my clothing, nipping at my nose and ears.

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.

A lot of Hollywood couples get married young and wind up growing out of their relationship.

I might have been born in a hovel but I am determined to travel with the wind and the stars.

I don't trust Santa Barbara as far as I can spit. I am afraid that if I went back there, it's possible that I could be run through their system, their judicial system, and wind up in some county jail where I could be killed and I'm not gonna take that chance.

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