Definitions of wind

  1. To turn; to change; to turn around something; to have a circular direction; to crook; to bend; to move round. To wind out, to be extricated; to escape.
  2. To pass around; twine; twist; turn; wreathe; encircle.
  3. To blow, as a horn; sound by blowing.
  4. 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.
  5. To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
  6. To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.
  7. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
  8. To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.
  9. To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
  10. To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game.
  11. To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.
  12. To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe.
  13. To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.
  14. To allow the air to blow upon; to scent, as hounds in a fox hunt; to put out of breath.
  15. To coil, twist, or twine; to set in motion by turning a crank or screw; to entwine; to turn, as about something fixed; to direct or introduce by artful means; as, he winds himself into favor; to blow ( a horn).
  16. ( wind) To sound by blowing: ( wind) to expose to the wind: to drive hard, so as to put out of breath: to allow to recover wind:- pr. p. winding and winding; pa. p. wound and winded.
  17. To turn round, to twist: to coil: to encircle: to change.
  18. To sound by blowing.
  19. To turn around; coil; encircle.
  20. To detect or follow by scent.
  21. To exhaust the breath of, as by running; put out of breath.
  22. To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole.
  23. To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.
  24. 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.
  25. To turn round something; twist; to bend in a course; to go a roundabout way.
  26. To turn completely or often: to turn round something: to twist: to move spirally: to meander:- pr. p. winding; pa. t. and pa. p. wound.
  27. To turn round; move spirally; meander.
  28. catch the scent of; get wind of; " The dog nosed out the drugs"
  29. coil the spring of ( some mechanical device) by turning a stem; " wind your watch"
  30. form into a wreath
  31. To blow; to sound by blowing; to nose; to follow by the scent; to expose to the wind; to drive hard, so as to render scant of wind, as a horse; also to rest a horse, in order to recover wind; to winnow. To wind a ship, is to turn it end for end, so that the wind strikes it on the opposite side.
  32. To turn; to move or cause to turn; to turn round some fixed object; to bind, or to form into a ball or coil by turning; to introduce by insinuation; to change; to vary; to entwist; to infold; to encircle. To wind off, to unwind. To wind out, to extricate. To wind up, to bring to a small compass, as a ball of thread; to bring to a conclusion or settlement; to put in a state of renovated or continued motion.
  33. To deprive of wind by over- driving, as a horse; to rest a horse in order that he may recover his breath; to sound by blowing, as a horn, so that the sound may be prolonged and varied.
  34. To turn round some fixed object; to turn or move around something; to have a circular and upward direction; to form into a coil or ball by twisting; to introduce, as one's self by insinuation; to encircle; to twine; to crook; to bend; to have a surface which undulates.
  35. Winding.
  36. a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
  37. an indication of potential opportunity; " he got a tip on the stock market"; " a good lead for a job"
  38. empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; " that's a lot of wind"; " don't give me any of that jazz"
  39. breath; " the collision knocked the wind out of him"
  40. a tendency or force that influences events; " the winds of change"
  41. 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".
  42. The dotterel.
  43. 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.
  44. The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.
  45. Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.
  46. Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.
  47. Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument.
  48. Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind.
  49. Air impregnated with an odor or scent.
  50. 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.
  51. A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing.
  52. Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
  53. Air in motion; a natural current of air; breeze; breath; anything insignificant or light as air; idle words; air filled with a scent; as, the hound got wind of the fox; hence, news; as, to get wind of a plot; gas formed in the digestive organs of the body.
  54. A bend, coil, or twist.
  55. Air in motion: breath: flatulence: anything insignificant.
  56. Air in motion; breath; anything insignificant.
  57. A current of air.
  58. Lung power; breath.
  59. A winding; a bend, turn, or twist.
  60. Air naturally in motion, with any degree of velocity; a current of air; breath; power of respiration; air in motion from any force or action; breath modulated by the organs or by an instrument; air impregnated with scent; anything insignificant or light as wind; flatulence. The four winds, the four cardinal points of the heavens. Down the wind, decaying; declining. To take or have the wind, to gain or have the advantage. To take or get wind, to be divulged; to become public. In the wind's eye, towards the direct point from which the wind blows. Between wind and water, 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. How the wind blows, the state of things, or the direction they are taking.
  61. In poetry.
  62. Air in perceptible motion; a current of air having a greater or less degree of velocity; one of the cardinal points, as from the four winds; flatulence.