Definitions of wind

  1. a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
  2. an indication of potential opportunity; " he got a tip on the stock market"; " a good lead for a job"
  3. raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; " hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
  4. empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; " that's a lot of wind"; " don't give me any of that jazz"
  5. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; " the river winds through the hills"; " the path meanders through the vineyards"; " sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"
  6. catch the scent of; get wind of; " The dog nosed out the drugs"
  7. wrap or coil around; " roll your hair around your finger"; " Twine the thread around the spool"
  8. the act of winding or twisting; " he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
  9. breath; " the collision knocked the wind out of him"
  10. a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
  11. a tendency or force that influences events; " the winds of change"
  12. coil the spring of ( some mechanical device) by turning a stem; " wind your watch"
  13. form into a wreath
  14. 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".
  15. The dotterel.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
  19. To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.
  20. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
  21. To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.
  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. The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.
  26. Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.
  27. Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.
  28. Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument.
  29. Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind.
  30. Air impregnated with an odor or scent.
  31. 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.
  32. A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing.
  33. Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
  34. To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
  35. To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game.
  36. To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.
  37. To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe.
  38. To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.
  39. 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.
  40. To allow the air to blow upon; to scent, as hounds in a fox hunt; to put out of breath.
  41. To turn round something; twist; to bend in a course; to go a roundabout way.
  42. 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).
  43. A bend, coil, or twist.
  44. Winding.
  45. Idle talk.
  46. Air in motion: breath: flatulence: anything insignificant.
  47. ( 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.
  48. To turn round, to twist: to coil: to encircle: to change.
  49. 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.
  50. Air in motion; breath; anything insignificant.
  51. To sound by blowing.
  52. To turn around; coil; encircle.
  53. To turn round; move spirally; meander.
  54. A current of air.
  55. To pass around; twine; twist; turn; wreathe; encircle.
  56. To blow, as a horn; sound by blowing.
  57. To detect or follow by scent.
  58. To exhaust the breath of, as by running; put out of breath.
  59. Lung power; breath.
  60. A winding; a bend, turn, or twist.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. In poetry.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.

Usage examples for wind

  1. Does the wind from outside hurt? – A Diary Without Dates by Enid Bagnold
  2. But what is in the wind? – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. But the wind came from them to us, and this was to our advantage. – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
  4. See; the stranger is close upon a wind." – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  5. Then what a wind! – Uncle Robert's Geography (Uncle Robert's Visit, V.3) by Francis W. Parker and Nellie Lathrop Helm
  6. To- morrow will be Saturday, and I shall be glad when Sunday comes to wind me up again. – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  7. It was after dinner when she next met him and the wind had changed. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  8. The wind held me back. – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  9. I had to mind what I was about, ' said the wind. – Stories from Hans Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
  10. " But tell me, Connie," I said, " why you are afraid you enjoy hearing the wind about the house." – The Seaboard Parish Volume 1 by George MacDonald
  11. There is never any wind. – Minstrel Weather by Marian Storm
  12. Very well, sir, but I'll say this she can't sir, till there's some wind, and that's why it is. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  13. He will only swear by the wind and weather. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  14. Fair wind, fair wind! – The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad
  15. Oh, such a wind! – The Prairie Wife by Arthur Stringer
  16. The wind had ceased. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  17. " Not after that wind we had last night. – Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20 by Clarence Edward Mulford
  18. It was only the wind. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope