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wind (noun)
1.
a) a natural movement of air of any velocity , especially the earth's air or the gas surrounding a planet in natural motion horizontally
b) an artificially produced movement of air
c) - solar wind stellar wind
2.
a) a destructive force or influence
b) a force or agency that carries along or influences - tendency trend withstood the winds of popular opinion Felix Frankfurter
3.
a) - breath
b) - breath
c) the pit of the stomach - solar plexus
4.
gas generated in the stomach or the intestines - pass wind
5.
a) compressed air or gas
b) archaic - air
6.
something that is insubstantial as
a) mere talk idle words
b) - nothing nothingness
c) vain self-satisfaction
7.
a) air carrying a scent (as of a hunter or game)
b) slight information especially about something secret - intimation got wind of the plan
8.
a) musical wind instruments especially as distinguished from strings and percussion
b) players of wind instruments
9.
a) a direction from which the wind may blow a point of the compass , especially one of the cardinal points
b) the direction from which the wind is blowing
wind (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to detect or follow by scent
2.
to expose to the air or wind dry by exposing to air
3.
to make short of breath
4.
to regulate the wind supply of (an organ pipe)
5.
intransitive verb
to rest (as a horse) in order to allow the breath to be recovered
1.
to scent game
2.
dialect to pause for breath
wind (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to cause (as a horn) to sound by blowing - blow
2.
intransitive verb
to sound (as a call or note) on a horn - wound a rousing call R. L. Stevenson to produce a sound on a horn
wind (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) obsolete - weave
b) - entangle involve
c) to introduce sinuously or stealthily - insinuate
2.
a) to encircle or cover with something pliable bind with loops or layers
b) to turn completely or repeatedly about an object - coil twine
c) (1) to hoist or haul by means of a rope or chain and a - windlass
(2) to move (a ship) by hauling on a capstan
d) (1) to tighten the spring of - wind a clock
(2) obsolete to make tighter - tighten tune
(3) - crank
e) to raise to a high level (as of excitement or tension) - usually used with up
3.
a) to cause to move in a curving line or path
b) archaic to turn the course of , especially to lead (a person) as one wishes
c) (1) to cause (as a ship) to change direction - turn
(2) to turn (a ship) end for end
d) to traverse on a curving course - the river winds the valley
intransitive verb
e) to effect by or as if by curving
1.
- bend warp
2.
a) to have a curving course or shape extend in curves
b) to proceed as if by - winding
3.
to move so as to encircle something
4.
to turn when lying at anchor
wind (noun)
1.
a mechanism (as a winch) for - winding
2.
an act of winding the state of being wound
3.
- coil turn
4.
a particular method of winding
Wind (geographical name)
river Wyoming, the upper course of Bighorn River - W cen
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
wind (noun)
1.
noticeable movement of air in a particular direction
SYNONIMS:
current, draft
RELATED WORDS:
blast, blow, flurry, gale, gust, headwind, squall, tailwind, tempest, tornado, windstorm; breath, breeze, puff, waft, zephyr
wind (noun)
2.
a prevailing or general movement or inclination
SYNONIMS:
current, direction, drift, leaning, run, tendency, tide, wind
RELATED WORDS:
curve, downside, shift, swing, turn, turnabout, upside; custom, habit, propensity, tenor, way; countercurrent, countertrend; undercurrent, undertow
wind (noun)
3.
language that is impressive-sounding but not meaningful or sincere
SYNONIMS:
bombast, fustian, gas, grandiloquence, hot air, oratory, verbiage, wind
RELATED WORDS:
claptrap, drivel, gibberish, hogwash, humbug, jabberwocky, jazz, moonshine, nonsense; affectedness, floweriness, grandiosity, loftiness, pomposity, pretension, pretentiousness; garrulity, garrulousness, verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordiness
wind (noun)
something that curves or is curved
SYNONIMS:
angle, arc, arch, bow, crook, curvature, curve, inflection, turn, wind
RELATED WORDS:
kink, warp; circle, ring, ringlet, round; coil, curl, curlicue ( curlycue); buckle, convolution, flexure, fold, loop, spiral, swirl, twist, winding; incurvature, reflection; decline, inclination, incline, slope; corner, turnoff; dogleg, hairpin
wind (verb)
1.
to follow a circular or spiral course
SYNONIMS:
coil, corkscrew, curl, entwine, spiral, twine, twist
RELATED WORDS:
arc, arch, bend, crook, curve, hook, sweep, swerve, turn, veer, wheel; swirl, whirl; circle, encircle, loop; enlace, interlace, intertwine, lace; bow, bulge; meander, weave, zigzag
NEAR ANTONYMS:
straighten
wind (verb)
2.
to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way
SYNONIMS:
infiltrate, slip, sneak, wind, work in, worm, wriggle
RELATED WORDS:
creep, edge, wiggle; insert, interpolate, interpose, introduce
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