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wind - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wind

Definition
(noun) air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) a tendency or force that influences events
Example Sentence
  • the winds of change

Definition
(noun) breath
Example Sentence
  • the collision knocked the wind out of him

Definition
(noun) empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
Example Sentence
  • that's a lot of wind
  • don't give me any of that jazz

Definition
(noun) an indication of potential opportunity
Example Sentence
  • he got a tip on the stock market
  • a good lead for a job

Definition
(noun) a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
Synonyms : wind instrument

Definition
(noun) a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
Synonyms : breaking wind , fart , farting , flatus

Definition
(noun) the act of winding or twisting
Synonyms : twist , winding
Example Sentence
  • he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind

Definition
(verb) to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
Synonyms : meander , thread , wander , weave
Example Sentence
  • the river winds through the hills
  • the path meanders through the vineyards
  • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

Definition
(verb) extend in curves and turns
Synonyms : curve , twist
Example Sentence
  • The road winds around the lake
  • the path twisted through the forest

Definition
(verb) arrange or or coil around
Synonyms : roll , twine , wrap
Example Sentence
  • roll your hair around your finger
  • Twine the thread around the spool
  • She wrapped her arms around the child

Definition
(verb) catch the scent of; get wind of
Synonyms : nose , scent
Example Sentence
  • The dog nosed out the drugs

Definition
(verb) coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
Synonyms : wind up
Example Sentence
  • wind your watch

Definition
(verb) form into a wreath
Synonyms : wreathe

Definition
(verb) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
Synonyms : hoist , lift
Example Sentence
  • hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car

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