Definitions of winding

  1. of a path e. g.; " meandering streams"; " rambling forest paths"; " the river followed its wandering course"; " a winding country road"
  2. marked by repeated turns and bends; " a tortuous road up the mountain"; " winding roads are full of surprises"; " had to steer the car down a twisty track"
  3. the act of winding or twisting; " he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
  4. The material, as wire or rope, wound or coiled about anything, or a single round or turn of the material;
  5. a series winding, or one in which the armature coil, the field- magnet coil, and the external circuit form a continuous conductor; a shunt winding, or one of such a character that the armature current is divided, a portion of the current being led around the field- magnet coils.
  6. A call by the boatswain's whistle.
  7. Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.
  8. A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream.
  9. A line- or ribbon- shaped material ( as wire, string, or bandaging) wound around an object; as, the windings ( conducting wires) wound around the armature of an electric motor or generator.
  10. A turning: a bend.
  11. Twisting, or bending.
  13. Turning spirally about an axis.
  14. Having bend; twisting.
  15. Turning; bending; twisting from a direct line or an even surface.
  16. A turn or turning; a bend; flexure; meander; a call by the boatswains whistle.
  17. Pronounced when applied to the prolonged blast of a wind instr., as a hunting- horn.
  18. Bending; twisting from a direct line or an even surface.
  19. A turning; a bending first one way and then another, as a river.

Antonyms for winding

lineal, linear, straightforward, straightaway, right, straight, direct.

Quotes of winding

  1. May your trails be crooked, winding lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. – Edward Abbey
  2. The half minute which we daily devote to the winding -up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty -four hours. – Charles Babbage
  3. Publishing a protocol under the name Atom that tries to capture all of the prior art in this stage and might provide a good basis for winding down the syndication wars. – Tim Bray
  4. The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps. – Havelock Ellis
  5. I keep referring to them in the plural but all I'm dealing with is Bob. I don't know where Harvey fits in the equation. He was very present at the beginning, winding his brother up. I don't know where he is now. – Terry Gilliam
  6. For a short time we lived quietly. But this could not last. White men had found gold in the mountains around the land of winding water. – Chief Joseph
  7. About 1960, it became clear that it was best for me to bring the experimental part of my research program to a close- there was too much to do on the theoretical aspects- and I began the process of winding down the experiments. – Rudolph A. Marcus
  8. An easy approach to the walls must be provided against: indeed they should be surrounded by uneven ground, and the roads leading to the gates should be winding and turn to the left from the gates. – Marcus V. Pollio
  9. But by the time I was 40, everything was winding down. It started after the war. On the plus side, there was more more products and technology. But for me the nightlife was winding down, the glamour, the fun. – Cesar Romero
  10. The road to democracy may be winding and is like a river taking many curves, but eventually the river will reach the ocean. – Chen Shui-bian

Usage examples for winding

  1. Though but ten miles in a direct line, it was well nigh twenty by the winding of the stream- a good, even difficult, day's journey. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  2. There was no one, we are told, who had not fallen up or down these dark winding stairs except Bessie. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin
  3. " Better not forget that," I said, winding it. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  4. I said, winding my arms around her neck; " have I done wrong?" – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  5. Then, without another word, he turned and strode off towards the winding white road that led to the station. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  6. On the mere chance that the door of the winding staircase might not be locked, he went out and turned into the passage where it was. – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford
  7. Miss Starkweather was holding the stake in one hand, and winding the rope about her arm with the other. – Stories of the Foot-hills by Margaret Collier Graham
  8. He followed Edgar to the end and up a flight of winding steps. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  9. Do you think I'd be going around the house winding any others? – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  10. Marcel was standing on the drifted bank of the little river, winding its way towards the Northern hills. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  11. He looked on down the winding road. – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  12. Down the winding gravel path came their aunt; a strikingly handsome woman. – His Big Opportunity by Amy Le Feuvre
  13. Such were the thoughts that passed through the mind of the Perpetual Curate as he went rapidly through the winding country- road going " home." – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  14. As the detective rode up the winding shaded walk toward the house, he noticed a man- servant just ahead of him. – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  15. I had clearly seen that there was a great secret; I had seen that on the face of the young farmer on the platform of Llantrisant station; and in my mind there was all the while the picture of him going down the dark, steep, winding lane that led to the town and the sea, going down through the heart of the wood, with light about him. – The Great Return by Arthur Machen
  16. All was ready and he was winding up his affairs. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  17. That well- remembered winding street! – Poems of West & East by Vita Sackville-West
  18. But hundreds of warriors still crowded the lofty winding road, and hundreds more held the top, and it was plain that if the Spaniards won through at all, the task would be a hard one. – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  19. " No," said he, " I see very well that winding won't do," and told her what had happened to him in the forest, and from that time forth left her in peace about it. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers