(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.) 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 atmosphere'.

(verb.) coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; 'wind your watch'.

(verb.) arrange or or coil around; 'roll your hair around your finger'; 'Twine the thread around the spool'; 'She wrapped her arms around the child'.

(verb.) extend in curves and turns; 'The road winds around the lake'; 'the path twisted through the forest'.

Typed by Ann--From WordNet


(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.

Edited by Greg

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Air (in motion), draught, breeze, zephyr, puff of air, breath of air.[2]. Breath, respiration.[3]. Flatulence.

v. a. [1]. Coil, twine, twist, wreathe.[2]. Turn in and out.

v. n. [1]. Twine, coil, twist, turn and twist, take a spiral course.[2]. Meander, turn in and out.

Checker: Sabina

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Coil, twine, wreath, turn, bend, curve, twist, wriggle,[See ANGRY]

Checked by Basil


n. air in motion: breath: flatulence: anything insignificant: the wind instruments in an orchestra: air impregnated with scent: a hint or suggestion of something secret publicity: (slang) a part of the body near the stomach: a disease of sheep in which the inflamed intestines are distended by gases.—v.t. (wīnd) to sound or signal by blowing: to scent: (wind) to expose to the wind: to drive hard so as to put out of breath: to allow to recover wind:—pr.p. wīnd′ing and wind′ing; pa.p. wind′ed and wound.—ns. Wind′age the difference between the size of the bore of a gun and that of the ball or shell: the influence of the wind in deflecting a missile; Wind′bag a person of mere words.—adjs. Wind′-bound hindered from sailing by a contrary wind; Wind′-brō′ken affected with convulsive breathing—of a horse; Wind′-chang′ing fickle.—ns. Wind′-chart a chart showing the direction of the wind; Wind′-chest the box or reservoir that supplies compressed air to the pipes or reeds of an organ; Wind′-drop′sy tympanites; Wind′-egg an addle-egg one soft-shelled or imperfectly formed; Wīnd′er one who sounds a horn: one who or that which winds or rolls; Wind′fall fruit blown off a tree by the wind: any unexpected money or other advantage.—adj. Windfall′en blown down by wind.—ns. Wind′-flow′er the wood-anemone; Wind′-fur′nace any form of furnace using the natural draught of a chimney without aid of a bellows; Wind′-gall a puffy swelling about the fetlock joints of a horse; Wind′-gauge an instrument for gauging or measuring the velocity of the wind: an appliance fixed to a gun by means of which the force of the wind is ascertained so that allowance may be made for it in sighting; Wind′-gun air-gun; Wind′-hō′ver the kestrel.—adv. Wind′ily.—ns. Wind′iness; Wind′-in′strument a musical instrument sounded by means of wind or by the breath.—adj. Wind′less without wind.—ns. Wind′mill a mill for performing any class of work in which fixed machinery can be employed and in which the motive-power is the force of the wind acting on a set of sails; Wind′pipe the passage for the breath between the mouth and lungs the trachea.—adj. Wind′-rode (naut.) riding at anchor with head to the wind.—ns. Wind′rose a graphic representation of the relative frequency of winds from different directions drawn with reference to a centre; Wind′row a row of hay raked together to be made into cocks a row of peats &c. set up for drying; Wind′-sail (naut.) a wide funnel of canvas used to convey a stream of air below deck.—adj. Wind′-shā′ken agitated by the wind.—ns. Wind′side the side next the wind; Wind′-suck′er the kestrel: a critic ready to fasten on any weak spot however small or unimportant.—adjs. Wind′-swift swift as the wind; Wind′-tight air-tight.—adv. Wind′ward toward where the wind blows from.—adj. toward the wind.—n. the point from which the wind blows.—adj. Wind′y.—A capful of wind a slight breeze; Before the wind carried along by the wind; Between wind and water that part of a ship's side which is now in now out of the water owing to the fluctuation of the waves: any vulnerable point; Broken wind a form of paroxysmal dyspnœa; Cast or Lay an anchor to windward to make prudent provision for the future; Down the wind moving with the wind; Fight windmills to struggle with imaginary opposition as Don Quixote tilted at the windmill; Get one's wind to recover one's breath; Get the wind of to get on the windward side of; Get to windward of to secure an advantage over; Get wind of to learn about to be informed of; Have the wind of to be on the trail of; How the wind blows or lies the state of the wind: the position of affairs; In the wind astir afoot; In the wind's eye In the teeth of the wind right against the wind; Sail close to the wind to keep the boat's head near enough to wind as to fill but not shake the sails: to be almost indecent; Second wind new powers of respiration succeeding to the first breathlessness; Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind to act wrongly and receive a crushing retribution.

v.t. to turn: to twist: to coil: to haul or hoist as by a winch: to encircle: to change: (Spens.) to weave.—v.i. to turn completely or often: to turn round something: to twist: to move spirally: to meander: to beat about the bush:—pr.p. wīnd′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. wound.—n. Wīnd′er one who winds: an instrument for winding: a twisting plant.—adj. Wīnd′ing curving full of bends: twisted.—n. a turning: a twist.—n. Wīnd′ing-en′gine a machine for hoisting.—adv. Wīnd′ingly.—ns. Wīnd′ing-machine′ a twisting or warping machine; Wīnd′ing-sheet a sheet enwrapping a corpse: the dripping grease which clings to the side of a candle; Wīnd′-up the close.—Wind a ship to turn her about end for end; Wind up to come to a conclusion: to tighten to excite very much: to give new life to: to adjust for final settlement: (Shak.) to restore to harmony.

Checker: Mollie

Unserious Contents or Definition

To dream of the wind blowing softly and sadly upon you, signifies that great fortune will come to you through bereavement. If you hear the wind soughing, denotes that you will wander in estrangement from one whose life is empty without you. To walk briskly against a brisk wind, foretells that you will courageously resist temptation and pursue fortune with a determination not easily put aside. For the wind to blow you along against your wishes, portends failure in business undertakings and disappointments in love. If the wind blows you in the direction you wish to go you will find unexpected and helpful allies, or that you have natural advantages over a rival or competitor.

Typed by Brandon

Unserious Contents or Definition

An aerial phenomenon, superinduced by an ephemeral agitation of the nebular strata, whereby air, (hot or cold), impelled into transitory activity, generates a prolonged passage through space, owing to certain occult ethereal stimuli, and results in zephyrs, breezes, blows, blow-outs, blizzards, gales, simoons, hurricanes, tornadoes or typhoons. Barred from Kansas Cyclone-cellars but frequently blended with Chicago tongue—canned or conversational.

Checked by Enrique


Checker: Wilmer


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