Definition of Wind
1. Noun. Air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. "The radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
Specialized synonyms: Airstream, Calm, Calm Air, Air, Breeze, Gentle Wind, Zephyr, Chinook, Chinook Wind, Snow Eater, Harmattan, Crosswind, Foehn, Fohn, Khamsin, Santa Ana, High Wind, Headwind, Catabatic Wind, Katabatic Wind, Tailwind, Doldrums, East Wind, Easter, Easterly, Northwest Wind, Northwester, Sou'wester, Southwester, Sou'easter, Southeaster, Gale, Blast, Blow, Gust, Monsoon, Monsoon, Boreas, North Wind, Norther, Northerly, Prevailing Wind, Samiel, Simoom, Simoon, South Wind, Souther, Southerly, Squall, Thermal, Draft, Draught, West Wind, Wester
Generic synonyms: Atmospheric Condition, Conditions, Weather, Weather Condition
Terms within: Air
Derivative terms: Windy, Windy
2. Verb. To move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course. "Sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Snake
Related verbs: Wander
Derivative terms: Meander, Meander, Thread
3. Noun. A tendency or force that influences events. "The winds of change"
4. Verb. Extend in curves and turns. "The path twisted through the forest"
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Circumvolute, Spiral, Snake
Derivative terms: Curve, Curve
5. Noun. Breath. "The collision knocked the wind out of him"
6. Verb. Arrange or or coil around. "The wires wind around the stick"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
Specialized synonyms: Spool, Reel, Ball, Clew, Clue, Coil, Curl, Loop
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Roll, Roller, Winder, Winder
Also: Roll Up, Wrap Up
7. Noun. Empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk. "Don't give me any of that jazz"
Generic synonyms: Talk, Talking
Derivative terms: Windy
8. Verb. Catch the scent of; get wind of. "The dog nosed out the drugs"
Generic synonyms: Smell
Derivative terms: Nose, Nose, Scent, Scent
Also: Scent Out
9. Noun. An indication of potential opportunity. "A good lead for a job"
Generic synonyms: Counsel, Counseling, Counselling, Direction, Guidance
Derivative terms: Hint, Steer, Tip, Tipster
10. Verb. Coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem. "Wind your watch"
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Tighten
Derivative terms: Winder, Winder
11. Noun. A musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath.
Terms within: Bell, Embouchure, Mouthpiece
Specialized synonyms: Brass, Brass Instrument, Free-reed Instrument, Kazoo, Ocarina, Sweet Potato, Organ, Pipe Organ, Organ Pipe, Pipe, Pipework, Pipe, Post Horn, Whistle, Wood, Woodwind, Woodwind Instrument
Generic synonyms: Instrument, Musical Instrument
12. Verb. Form into a wreath.
13. Noun. A reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus.
Generic synonyms: Inborn Reflex, Innate Reflex, Instinctive Reflex, Physiological Reaction, Reflex, Reflex Action, Reflex Response, Unconditioned Reflex
Derivative terms: Fart, Fart
14. Verb. Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help. "Hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
Specialized synonyms: Trice, Trice Up
Generic synonyms: Bring Up, Elevate, Get Up, Lift, Raise
Derivative terms: Hoist, Hoister, Lift, Lift, Lift
15. Noun. The act of winding or twisting. "He put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
Definition of Wind
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. n. The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.
4. n. Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.
5. v. t. To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
6. v. t. To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.
7. n. The region of the pit of the stomach, where a blow may paralyze the diaphragm and cause temporary loss of breath or other injury; the mark.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. n. The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.
11. n. Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.
12. v. t. To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
13. v. t. To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.
14. n. The region of the pit of the stomach, where a blow may paralyze the diaphragm and cause temporary loss of breath or other injury; the mark.
Definition of Wind
1. Noun. (countable uncountable) Real or perceived movement of atmospheric air usually caused by convection or differences in air pressure. ¹
2. Noun. (countable uncountable) The ability to exert oneself without feeling short of breath. ¹
3. Noun. (India and Japan) One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements). ¹
4. Noun. (uncountable colloquial) Flatus. ¹
5. Verb. (transitive) To blow air through a wind instrument or horn to make a sound. ¹
6. Verb. (transitive) To cause (someone) to become breathless, often by a blow to the abdomen. ¹
7. Verb. (reflexive) To exhaust oneself to the point of being short of breath. ¹
8. Verb. (transitive) To turn coils of (a cord or something similar) around something. ¹
9. Verb. (transitive) To tighten the spring of the clockwork mechanism such as that of a clock. ¹
10. Verb. (ergative) To travel, or to cause something to travel, in a way that is not straight. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Wind
1. to pass around an object or fixed center [v WOUND or WINDED, WINDING, WINDS] : WINDABLE [adj]
Medical Definition of Wind
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." (Dryden)
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." (Thomson) "He therefore turned him to the steep and rocky path which . . . Winded through the thickets of wild boxwood and other low aromatic shrubs." (Sir W. Scott)
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." (Gray) "To wind out, to extricate one's self; to escape. Long struggling underneath are they could wind Out of such prison." (Milton)
To blow; to sound by blowing; especially, to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes. "Hunters who wound their horns." "Ye vigorous swains, while youth ferments your blood, . . . Wind the shrill horn." (Pope) "That blast was winded by the king." (Sir W. Scott)
Origin: From Wind, moving air, but confused in sense and in conjugation with wind to turn] [Wound, Winded; 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. To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath. To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe. To wind a ship, to turn it end for end, so that the wind strikes it on the opposite side.
Origin: Winded; Winding.
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." (Milton)
2. To entwist; to infold; to encircle. "Sleep, and I will wind thee in arms." (Shak)
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." "In his terms so he would him wind." (Chaucer) "Gifts blind the wise, and bribes do please And wind all other witnesses." (Herrick) "Were our legislature vested in the prince, he might wind and turn our constitution at his pleasure." (Addison)
4. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate. "You have contrived . . . To wind Yourself into a power tyrannical." (Shak) "Little arts and dexterities they have to wind in such things into discourse." (Gov. Of Tongue)
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. To wind up. To coil into a ball or small compass, as a skein of thread; to coil completely. To bring to a conclusion or settlement; as, to wind up one's affairs; to wind up an argument. 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." . "Thus they wound up his temper to a pitch." . To tighten (the strings) of a musical instrument, so as to tune it. "Wind up the slackened strings of thy lute." .
Origin: 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. 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." (Tusser). "Winds were soft, and woods were green." (Longfellow)
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." (Dryden)
4. Power of respiration; breath. "If my wind were but long enough to say my prayers, I would repent." (Shak)
5. Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind.
6. Air impregnated with an odour or scent. "A pack of dogfish had him in the wind." (Swift)
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." (Ezek. Xxxvii. 9)
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.