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Wind meaning

wind - 28 dictionary results

  1. 1. The dotterel.
  2. 2. The region of the pit of the stomach, where a blow may paralyze the diaphragm and cause temporary loss of breath or other injury; the mark.
  3. 3. To turn completely, or with repeated turns; especially, to turn about something fixed; to cause to form convolutions about anything; to coil; to twine; to twist; to wreathe; as, to wind thread on a spool or into a ball.
  4. 4. To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
  5. 5. To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.
  6. 6. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
  7. 7. To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.
  8. 8. To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole.
  9. 9. To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.
  10. 10. To go to the one side or the other; to move this way and that; to double on one's course; as, a hare pursued turns and winds.
  11. 11. The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.
  12. 12. Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.
  13. 13. Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.
  14. 14. Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument.
  15. 15. Power of respiration; breath.
  16. 16. Air impregnated with an odor or scent.
  17. 17. A direction from which the wind may blow; a point of the compass; especially, one of the cardinal points, which are often called the four winds.
  18. 18. A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing.
  19. 19. Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
  20. 20. To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
  21. 21. To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game.
  22. 22. To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.
  23. 23. To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe.
  24. 24. To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.
  25. 25. Air in motion; breath; anything insignificant.
  26. 26. To sound by blowing.
  27. 27. To turn around; coil; encircle.
  28. 28. To turn round; move spirally; meander.

wind - examples of usage

  1. The wind had almost entirely died out. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. " The wind will not hold any one direction in the high hills. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. But the wind heard them and laughed. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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