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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