winding

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[Wind·ing]

Use the adjective winding to describe something with twists and turns, like a winding country road or a little winding mountain stream.

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A call by the boatswain's whistle.

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

Adjective S.
of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road"

Adjective S.
marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track"


p. pr. & vb. n.
of Wind

n.
A call by the boatswain's whistle.

a.
Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.

n.
A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream.

n.
A line- or ribbon-shaped material (as wire, string, or bandaging) wound around an object; as, the windings (conducting wires) wound around the armature of an electric motor or generator.


Winding

Wind"ing , n. [From Wind to blow.] (Naut.) A call by the boatswain's whistle.

Winding

Wind"ing, a. [From Wind to twist.] Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous. Keble.

Winding

Wind"ing, n. A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream.
To nurse the saplings tall, and curl the grove With ringlets quaint, and wanton windings wove.
Winding engine, an engine employed in mining to draw up buckets from a deep pit; a hoisting engine. -- Winding sheet, a sheet in which a corpse is wound or wrapped. -- Winding tackle (Naut.), a tackle consisting of a fixed triple block, and a double or triple movable block, used for hoisting heavy articles in or out of a vessel. Totten.

A call by the boatswain's whistle.

Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.

A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream.

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Usage Examples

I'm not suggesting people abandon musical instruments and start playing their cars and apartments, but I do think the reign of music as a commodity made only by professionals might be winding down.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

But by the time I was 40, everything was winding down. It started after the war. On the plus side, there was more more products and technology. But for me the nightlife was winding down, the glamour, the fun.

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