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Meaning & Definition of Wind in English

English

Wind

/waɪnd/

noun

1. 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"
  • "The radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
    synonym:
  • wind
  • ,
  • air current
  • ,
  • current of air

2. A tendency or force that influences events

  • "The winds of change"
    synonym:
  • wind

3. Breath

  • "The collision knocked the wind out of him"
    synonym:
  • wind

4. Empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

  • "That's a lot of wind"
  • "Don't give me any of that jazz"
    synonym:
  • wind
  • ,
  • malarkey
  • ,
  • malarky
  • ,
  • idle words
  • ,
  • jazz
  • ,
  • nothingness

5. An indication of potential opportunity

  • "He got a tip on the stock market"
  • "A good lead for a job"
    synonym:
  • tip
  • ,
  • lead
  • ,
  • steer
  • ,
  • confidential information
  • ,
  • wind
  • ,
  • hint

6. A musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath

    synonym:
  • wind instrument
  • ,
  • wind

7. A reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus

    synonym:
  • fart
  • ,
  • farting
  • ,
  • flatus
  • ,
  • wind
  • ,
  • breaking wind

8. The act of winding or twisting

  • "He put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
    synonym:
  • wind
  • ,
  • winding
  • ,
  • twist

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • weave
  • ,
  • wind
  • ,
  • thread
  • ,
  • meander
  • ,
  • wander

2. Extend in curves and turns

  • "The road winds around the lake"
  • "The path twisted through the forest"
    synonym:
  • wind
  • ,
  • twist
  • ,
  • curve

3. Arrange or or coil around

  • "Roll your hair around your finger"
  • "Twine the thread around the spool"
  • "She wrapped her arms around the child"
    synonym:
  • wind
  • ,
  • wrap
  • ,
  • roll
  • ,
  • twine

4. Catch the scent of

  • Get wind of
  • "The dog nosed out the drugs"
    synonym:
  • scent
  • ,
  • nose
  • ,
  • wind

5. Coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem

  • "Wind your watch"
    synonym:
  • wind
  • ,
  • wind up

6. Form into a wreath

    synonym:
  • wreathe
  • ,
  • wind

7. Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

  • "Hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
    synonym:
  • hoist
  • ,
  • lift
  • ,
  • wind

Examples of using

There's a cold wind today.
The strong wind knocked our garbage bin over.
The dark clouds and swirling wind indicated that a storm was imminent.