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Definitions of wind:

  • noun:   the act of winding or twisting
    Example: "He put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
  • noun:   breath
    Example: "The collision knocked the wind out of him"
  • noun:   empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
    Example: "That's a lot of wind"
  • noun:   a tendency or force that influences events
    Example: "The winds of change"
  • noun:   air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    Example: "Trees bent under the fierce winds"
  • noun:   a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
  • noun:   a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
  • noun:   an indication of potential opportunity
  • verb:   extend in curves and turns
    Example: "The road winds around the lake"
  • verb:   coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
    Example: "Wind your watch"
  • verb:   wrap or coil around
  • verb:   form into a wreath
  • verb:   to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    Example: "The river winds through the hills"
  • verb:   catch the scent of; get wind of
  • verb:   raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #19861)


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