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wind 1

a. Moving air, especially a natural and perceptible movement of air parallel to or along the ground.
b. A movement of air generated artificially, as by bellows or a fan.
a. The direction from which a movement of air comes: The wind is north-northwest.
b. A movement of air coming from one of the four cardinal points of the compass: the four winds.
3. Moving air carrying sound, an odor, or a scent.
a. Breath, especially normal or adequate breathing; respiration: had the wind knocked out of them.
b. Gas produced in the stomach or intestines during digestion; flatulence.
5. often winds Music
a. The brass and woodwinds sections of a band or orchestra.
b. Wind instruments or their players considered as a group.
c. Woodwinds.
a. Something that disrupts or destroys: the winds of war.
b. A tendency; a trend: the winds of change.
7. Information, especially of something concealed; intimation: Trouble will ensue if wind of this scandal gets out.
a. Speech or writing empty of meaning; verbiage: His remarks on the subject are nothing but wind.
b. Vain self-importance; pomposity: an expert who was full of wind even before becoming famous.
tr.v. wind·ed, wind·ing, winds
1. To expose to free movement of air; ventilate or dry.
a. To detect the smell of; catch a scent of.
b. To pursue by following a scent.
3. To cause to be out of or short of breath.
4. To afford a recovery of breath: stopped to wind and water the horses.
before the wind Nautical
In the same direction as the wind.
close to the wind Nautical
As close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing.
in the wind
Likely to occur; in the offing: Big changes are in the wind.
near the wind
1. Nautical Close to the wind.
2. Close to danger.
off the wind Nautical
In a direction away from the wind.
on/into/down the wind Nautical
In the same or nearly the same direction as the wind.
take the wind out of (one's) sails
To rob of an advantage; deflate.
under the wind
1. Nautical To the leeward.
2. In a location protected from the wind.
up the wind Nautical
In a direction opposite or nearly opposite the wind.

[Middle English, from Old English; see wē- in Indo-European roots.]

wind 2

v. wound (wound), wind·ing, winds
1. To wrap (something) around a center or another object once or repeatedly: wind string around a spool.
2. To wrap or encircle (an object) in a series of coils; entwine: wound her injured leg with a bandage; wound the waist of the gown with lace and ribbons.
a. To go along (a curving or twisting course): wind a path through the mountains.
b. To proceed on (one's way) with a curving or twisting course.
4. To introduce in a disguised or devious manner; insinuate: He wound a plea for money into his letter.
5. To turn (a crank, for example) in a series of circular motions.
a. To coil the spring of (a mechanism) by turning a stem or cord, for example: wind a watch.
b. To coil (thread, for example), as onto a spool or into a ball.
c. To remove or unwind (thread, for example), as from a spool: wound the line off the reel.
7. To lift or haul by means of a windlass or winch: Wind the pail to the top of the well.
1. To move in or have a curving or twisting course: a river winding through a valley.
a. To move in or have a spiral or circular course: a column of smoke winding into the sky.
b. To be coiled or spiraled: The vine wound about the trellis.
3. To be twisted or whorled into curved forms.
4. To proceed misleadingly or insidiously in discourse or conduct.
5. To become wound: a clock that winds with difficulty.
1. The act of winding.
2. A single turn, twist, or curve.
Phrasal Verbs:
wind down
1. To diminish or cause to diminish gradually in energy, intensity, or scope: The party wound down as guests began to leave.
2. To relax; unwind.
wind up
1. To come or bring to a finish; end: when the meeting wound up; wind up a project.
2. To put in order; settle: wound up her affairs before leaving the country.
3. To arrive in a place or situation after or because of a course of action: took a long walk and wound up at the edge of town; overspent and wound up in debt.
4. Baseball To swing back the arm and raise the foot in preparation for pitching the ball.

[Middle English winden, from Old English windan.]

wind 3

 (wīnd, wĭnd)
tr.v. wind·ed (wīn′dĭd, wĭn′-) or wound (wound), wind·ing, winds Music
1. To blow (a wind instrument).
2. To sound by blowing.

[From wind.]

wind′er n.


1. (Physical Geography) a current of air, sometimes of considerable force, moving generally horizontally from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure. See also Beaufort scale
2. (Physical Geography) chiefly poetic the direction from which a wind blows, usually a cardinal point of the compass
3. (General Engineering) air artificially moved, as by a fan, pump, etc
4. any sweeping and destructive force
5. a trend, tendency, or force: the winds of revolution.
6. informal a hint; suggestion: we got wind that you were coming.
7. something deemed insubstantial: his talk was all wind.
8. breath, as used in respiration or talk: you're just wasting wind.
9. (Physiology) (often used in sports) the power to breathe normally: his wind is weak. See also second wind
10. (Instruments) music
a. a wind instrument or wind instruments considered collectively
b. (often plural) the musicians who play wind instruments in an orchestra
c. (modifier) of, relating to, or composed of wind instruments: a wind ensemble.
11. (Physiology) an informal name for flatus
12. (Hunting) the air on which the scent of an animal is carried to hounds or on which the scent of a hunter is carried to his quarry
13. (Nautical Terms) the part of a vessel's hull below the water line that is exposed by rolling or by wave action
14. any point particularly susceptible to attack or injury
15. (Physiology) break wind to release intestinal gas through the anus
16. get the wind up have the wind up informal to become frightened
17. (Hunting) have in the wind to be in the act of following (quarry) by scent
18. how the wind blows how the wind lies which way the wind blows which way the wind lies what appears probable
19. in the wind about to happen
20. (Brewing) three sheets in the wind informal intoxicated; drunk
21. (Nautical Terms) in the teeth of the wind in the eye of the wind directly into the wind
22. into the wind against the wind or upwind
23. (Nautical Terms) off the wind nautical away from the direction from which the wind is blowing
24. (Nautical Terms) on the wind nautical as near as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
25. put the wind up informal to frighten or alarm
26. (Banking & Finance) raise the wind informal Brit to obtain the necessary funds
27. sail close to the wind sail near to the wind
a. to come near the limits of danger or indecency
b. to live frugally or manage one's affairs economically
28. take the wind out of someone's sails to destroy someone's advantage; disconcert or deflate
vb (tr)
29. (Pathology) to cause (someone) to be short of breath: the blow winded him.
30. (Hunting)
a. to detect the scent of
b. to pursue (quarry) by following its scent
31. (Physiology) to cause (a baby) to bring up wind after feeding by patting or rubbing on the back
32. to expose to air, as in drying, ventilating, etc
[Old English wind; related to Old High German wint, Old Norse vindr, Gothic winds, Latin ventus]
ˈwindless adj
ˈwindlessly adv
ˈwindlessness n


vb, winds, winding or wound
1. (Textiles) (often foll by: around, about, or upon) to turn or coil (string, cotton, etc) around some object or point or (of string, etc) to be turned etc, around some object or point: he wound a scarf around his head.
2. (tr) to twine, cover, or wreathe by or as if by coiling, wrapping, etc; encircle: we wound the body in a shroud.
3. (Mechanical Engineering) (often foll by: up) to tighten the spring of (a clockwork mechanism)
4. (foll by: off) to remove by uncoiling or unwinding
5. (usually intr) to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course: the river winds through the hills.
6. (tr) to introduce indirectly or deviously: he is winding his own opinions into the report.
7. (tr) to cause to twist or revolve: he wound the handle.
8. (General Engineering) (tr; usually foll by up or down) to move by cranking: please wind up the window.
9. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to haul, lift, or hoist (a weight, etc) by means of a wind or windlass
10. (Building) (intr) (of a board, etc) to be warped or twisted
11. (intr) archaic to proceed deviously or indirectly
12. the act of winding or state of being wound
13. a single turn, bend, etc: a wind in the river.
14. (Building) Also called: winding a twist in a board or plank
[Old English windan; related to Old Norse vinda, Old High German wintan (German winden)]
ˈwindable adj


vb, winds, winding, winded or wound
(Music, other) (tr) poetic to blow (a note or signal) on (a horn, bugle, etc)
[C16: special use of wind1]


(n. wɪnd, Literary waɪnd; v. wɪnd)

1. air in natural motion, as that moving horizontally at any velocity along the earth's surface, caused by temperature differentials in air.
2. a gale; storm; hurricane.
3. any stream of air, as that produced by a bellows or fan.
5. wind instruments collectively, as distinguished from percussion and strings.
6. winds, the members of a band or orchestra playing wind instruments.
7. breath or breathing: to catch one's wind.
8. the power of breathing freely, as during continued exertion.
9. any influential force or trend: the winds of public opinion.
10. a hint or intimation: to catch wind of a stock split.
11. air carrying an animal's odor or scent.
12. empty talk; mere words.
13. vanity; conceit.
14. gas generated in the stomach and intestines.
15. to expose to wind or air.
16. to follow by the scent.
17. to make short of wind or breath, as by vigorous exercise.
18. to let recover breath, as by resting after exertion.
19. to catch the scent or odor of game.
1. how or which way the wind blows or lies, what the tendency or probability is.
2. in the teeth or eye of the wind, directly into or against the wind.
3. in the wind, about to occur; impending.
4. off the wind,
a. away from the wind; with the wind at one's back.
b. (of a sailing vessel) headed into the wind with sails shaking or aback.
5. on the or a wind, as close as possible to the wind.
6. sail close to the wind,
a. to sail as nearly as possible in the direction from which the wind is blowing.
b. to practice economy in one's affairs.
c. to verge on a breach of propriety or decency.
d. to take a risk.
7. take the wind out of one's sails, to destroy one's self-assurance; disconcert or deflate one.
[before 900; Middle English (n.), Old English, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon wind, Old High German wint, Old Norse vindr, Gothic winds, Latin ventus]
syn: wind, breeze, zephyr, gust, blast refer to a current of air set in motion naturally. wind applies to air in motion, blowing with any degree of gentleness or violence: a strong wind; a westerly wind. A breeze is usu. a cool, light wind; technically, it is a wind of 4–31 mph: a refreshing breeze. zephyr, a literary word, refers to a soft, mild breeze: a zephyr whispering through palm trees. A gust is a sudden, brief rush of air: A gust of wind scattered the leaves. A blast is a brief but more violent rush of air, usu. a cold one: a wintry blast.



v. wound (waʊnd) or (Rare) wind•ed (ˌwaɪn dɪd) wind•ing; v.i.
1. to take a frequently bending course; change direction; meander: The stream winds through the forest.
2. to have a circular or spiral course or direction.
3. to coil or twine about something.
4. to proceed circuitously or indirectly.
5. to undergo winding or winding up.
6. to be twisted or warped, as a board.
7. to encircle or wreathe, as with something twined, wrapped, or placed about.
8. to roll or coil (thread, string, etc.) into a ball, on a spool, or the like (often fol. by up).
9. to remove or take off by unwinding (usu. fol. by off or from): to wind thread off a bobbin.
10. to twine, fold, wrap, or place about something.
11. to make (a mechanism) operational by turning a key, crank, etc. (often fol. by up): to wind a clock.
12. to haul or hoist by means of a winch, windlass, or the like (often fol. by up).
13. to make (one's or its way) in a bending or curving course.
14. to make (one's or its way) by indirect, stealthy, or devious procedure: wound his way into our confidence.
15. wind down,
a. to bring or come to a gradual conclusion.
b. to calm down; relax.
16. wind up,
a. to bring or come to a conclusion: to wind up a campaign.
b. to end up: to wind up in jail.
c. to make tense or nervous; excite: She got all wound up before the game.
17. the act of winding.
18. a single turn, twist, or bend of something wound.
19. a twist producing an uneven surface.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English windan, c. Old Saxon windan, Old High German wintan, Old Norse vinda, Gothic biwindan; akin to wend, wander]


(waɪnd, wɪnd)

v.t. wind•ed or wound (waʊnd) wind•ing.
1. to blow (a horn, etc.).
2. to sound by blowing.
[1375–1425; late Middle English; v. use of wind1, with inflection influenced by wind2]

WInd or W.Ind.,

West Indian.
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Global wind patterns are determined by differences in atmospheric pressure resulting from the uneven heating of the Earth's surface by the sun. As warm, moist air rises along the equator, surface air moves in to take its place, creating the trade winds. Some of the air that descends at the two tropics moves away from the equator, creating the westerlies. The eastward and westward movement of these wind patterns is caused by the Earth's clockwise rotation.


A current of air, especially a natural one that moves along or parallel to the ground.


an abnormal fear of wind.
Rare. the recording of the measurement of wind speed by an anemometer. — anemographic, adj.
the science of the winds. — anemological, adj.
an instrument for indicating wind velocity.
the measurement of wind speed and direction, often by an anemometrograph. — anemometric, anemometrical, adj.
wind-loving, said of plants that are fertilized only through the action of winds. — anemophile, n.anemophilous, adj.
an abnormal fear of drafts or winds. — anemophobe, n.
an instrument for recording the direction of the wind.
a cold, dry wind that blows from the north or northeast in south central Europe.
a light wind, 4 to 27 knots on the Beaufort scale.
an atmospheric disturbance characterized by powerful winds spinning in the shape of a vertical cylinder or horizontal disk, accompanied by low pressure at the center. — cyclonic, adj.
the study of cyclones. — cyclonologist, n.
a warm, dry wind that blows down the side of a mountain, as on the north side of the Alps.
a strong wind, 28 to 55 knots on the Beaufort scale.
a heavy dust- or sandstorm of N. Africa, Arabia, and India.
a extremely strong wind, usually accompanied by foul weather, more than 65 knots on the Beaufort scale.
a strong east wind in the Mediterranean region.
a cold, dry wind that blows from the north in the south of France and vicinity.
a hot, dry, dust-bearing wind that blows from inland desert regions in southern California.
1. a hot, dry, dust-laden wind that blows on the northern Mediterranean coast from Africa.
2. a sultry southeast wind in the same regions.
3. a hot, oppressive wind of cyclonic origin, as in Kansas.
a highly localized, violent windstorm occurring over land, usually in the U.S. Midwest, characterized by a vertical, funnel-shaped cloud.
a cyclone or hurricane in the western Pacific Ocean.
any wind that has a spinning motion and is conflned to a small area in the shape of a vertical cylinder.


 wind instruments in an orchestra; their players collectively, 1876.
Examples: wind of adulation, 1480; of doctrines, 1526; of hope, 1591; of laughter, 1859; of passions, 1665; of praise, 1634.




  1. Breeze [after a very hot day] … as torrid as the air from an oven —Ellen Glasgow
  2. The breeze flowed down on me, passing like a light hand —Louise Erdrich
  3. The breeze … sent little waves curling like lazy whips along the shingle [of a house] —John Fowles
  4. A breeze which came like a breath —Paul Horgan
  5. A draft … struck through his drenched clothes like ice cold needles —Cornell Woolrich
  6. A gathering wind sent the willows tossing like a jungle of buggy whips —William Styron
  7. High wind … like invisible icicles —Rebecca West
  8. Level winds as flat as ribbons —M. J. Farrell
  9. A northeaster roared down on us like a herd of drunken whales —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  10. A northeast wind which cut like a thousand razors —Frank Swinnerton

    See Also: PAIN

  11. A sandy wind blowing rough as an elephant —Truman Capote
  12. The sound of wind is like a flame —Yvor Winters
  13. The sunless evening wind slid down the mountain like an invisible river —Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  14. The night wind rushed like a thief along the streets —Brian Moore
  15. There came a wind like a bugle —Emily Dickinson

    This is both title and first line of a poem.

  16. The warm spring wind fluttered against his face like an old kiss —Michael Malone
  17. Wind … beat like a fist against his face —Vicki Baum
  18. The wind blew gusts of wind into his face that were much like a shower-bath —Honore de Balzac
  19. The wind blew him like a sail up against a lifeboat —F. Scott Fitzgerald
  20. Wind … blowing down from a flat black sky like painted cardboard —Marge Piercy
  21. Wind … driving the dry snow along with it like a mist of powdered diamonds —Henry Van Dyke
  22. The wind drove against him like a granite cliff —Edith Wharton
  23. Wind … dry and faint, like the breath of some old woman —Joe Coomer
  24. Wind … dry and fresh as ice —Frank Ross
  25. The wind filled his shirt like a white sail —Yitzhak Shenhar
  26. The wind flicked about a little like the tail of a horse that’s trying to decide what sort of mood it’s in tonight —Douglas Adams
  27. The wind howls like a chained beast in pain —Delmore Schwartz
  28. The wind howls like air inside a shell —Tracy Daugherty
  29. The wind is like a dog that runs away —Wallace Stevens
  30. The wind is like a hand on my forehead, in caress —John Hall Wheelock
  31. Wind like a hungry coyote’s cry —Patricia Henley
  32. Wind like a perfumed woman in heat —Clive Irving
  33. The wind like a razor —Miles Gibson
  34. The wind like a saw-edged knife —Paul J. Wellman
  35. The wind [in autumn] moves like a cripple among the leaves —Wallace Stevens
  36. The wind plunged like a hawk from the swollen clouds —Ellen Glasgow
  37. (The gray winter) wind prowling like a hungry wolf just beyond the windows —George Garrett
  38. The wind ran in the street like a thin dog —Katherine Mansfield
  39. Wind ringing in their ears like well-known old songs —Hans Christian Andersen
  40. The wind rose out of the depth below them, sounding as if it were pushing boulders uphill —Martin Cruz Smith
  41. Wind … rustling the … child’s hair like grass —Marguerite Duras
  42. The wind screamed like a huge, injured thing —Scott Spencer
  43. Wind … surges into your ear like breath coming and going —Philip Levine
  44. The wind swept the snow aside, ever faster and thicker, as if it were trying to catch up with something —Boris Pasternak
  45. The wind whistled … like a pack of coyotes —Paige Mitchell
  46. A wind will … knock like a rifle-butt against the door —Wallace Stevens

    The comparison appears in Stevens’ poem, The Auroras of Autumn. The full line from which the rifle-butt comparison is taken includes “A wind will spread its windy grandeurs round and …”


Wind can be a noun or a verb.

1. used as a noun

The wind /wɪnd/ is a current of air moving across the earth's surface.

An icy wind brought clouds of snow.
Leaves were being blown along by the wind.
2. used as a verb

The verb wind /waɪnd/ has a completely different meaning. If a road or river winds in a particular direction, it goes in that direction with a lot of bends.

The river winds through miles of beautiful countryside.

The past tense and -ed participle of this verb is wound, pronounced /waʊnd/.

The road wound across the desolate plain.

You can also wind /waɪnd/ something around something else. For example, you can wind a wire around a stick. This means that you wrap the wire around the stick several times.

She started to wind the bandage around her arm.
He had a long scarf wound round his neck.

When you wind /waɪnd/ something such as a watch or a clock, you turn a knob or handle several times in order to make it operate.

I hadn't wound my watch so I didn't know the time.
3. 'wound'

Wound can also be pronounced /wuːnd/. When it is pronounced like this, it is a noun or a verb, and it has a completely different meaning. A wound is damage to a part of your body, caused by a weapon.

They treated a soldier with a leg wound.

If someone wounds you, they damage your body using a weapon.

Her father was badly wounded in the war.
See wound


(current of air)
Past participle: winded
Gerund: winding

I wind
you wind
he/she/it winds
we wind
you wind
they wind
I winded
you winded
he/she/it winded
we winded
you winded
they winded
Present Continuous
I am winding
you are winding
he/she/it is winding
we are winding
you are winding
they are winding
Present Perfect
I have winded
you have winded
he/she/it has winded
we have winded
you have winded
they have winded
Past Continuous
I was winding
you were winding
he/she/it was winding
we were winding
you were winding
they were winding
Past Perfect
I had winded
you had winded
he/she/it had winded
we had winded
you had winded
they had winded
I will wind
you will wind
he/she/it will wind
we will wind
you will wind
they will wind
Future Perfect
I will have winded
you will have winded
he/she/it will have winded
we will have winded
you will have winded
they will have winded
Future Continuous
I will be winding
you will be winding
he/she/it will be winding
we will be winding
you will be winding
they will be winding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been winding
you have been winding
he/she/it has been winding
we have been winding
you have been winding
they have been winding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been winding
you will have been winding
he/she/it will have been winding
we will have been winding
you will have been winding
they will have been winding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been winding
you had been winding
he/she/it had been winding
we had been winding
you had been winding
they had been winding
I would wind
you would wind
he/she/it would wind
we would wind
you would wind
they would wind
Past Conditional
I would have winded
you would have winded
he/she/it would have winded
we would have winded
you would have winded
they would have winded


(coil or twist)
Past participle: wound
Gerund: winding

I wind
you wind
he/she/it winds
we wind
you wind
they wind
I wound
you wound
he/she/it wound
we wound
you wound
they wound
Present Continuous
I am winding
you are winding
he/she/it is winding
we are winding
you are winding
they are winding
Present Perfect
I have wound
you have wound
he/she/it has wound
we have wound
you have wound
they have wound
Past Continuous
I was winding
you were winding
he/she/it was winding
we were winding
you were winding
they were winding
Past Perfect
I had wound
you had wound
he/she/it had wound
we had wound
you had wound
they had wound
I will wind
you will wind
he/she/it will wind
we will wind
you will wind
they will wind
Future Perfect
I will have wound
you will have wound
he/she/it will have wound
we will have wound
you will have wound
they will have wound
Future Continuous
I will be winding
you will be winding
he/she/it will be winding
we will be winding
you will be winding
they will be winding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been winding
you have been winding
he/she/it has been winding
we have been winding
you have been winding
they have been winding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been winding
you will have been winding
he/she/it will have been winding
we will have been winding
you will have been winding
they will have been winding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been winding
you had been winding
he/she/it had been winding
we had been winding
you had been winding
they had been winding
I would wind
you would wind
he/she/it would wind
we would wind
you would wind
they would wind
Past Conditional
I would have wound
you would have wound
he/she/it would have wound
we would have wound
you would have wound
they would have wound


(blow bugle etc.)
Past participle: winded/wound
Gerund: winding

I wind
you wind
he/she/it winds
we wind
you wind
they wind
I winded/wound
you winded/wound
he/she/it winded/wound
we winded/wound
you winded/wound
they winded/wound
Present Continuous
I am winding
you are winding
he/she/it is winding
we are winding
you are winding
they are winding
Present Perfect
I have winded/wound
you have winded/wound
he/she/it has winded/wound
we have winded/wound
you have winded/wound
they have winded/wound
Past Continuous
I was winding
you were winding
he/she/it was winding
we were winding
you were winding
they were winding
Past Perfect
I had winded/wound
you had winded/wound
he/she/it had winded/wound
we had winded/wound
you had winded/wound
they had winded/wound
I will wind
you will wind
he/she/it will wind
we will wind
you will wind
they will wind
Future Perfect
I will have winded/wound
you will have winded/wound
he/she/it will have winded/wound
we will have winded/wound
you will have winded/wound
they will have winded/wound
Future Continuous
I will be winding
you will be winding
he/she/it will be winding
we will be winding
you will be winding
they will be winding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been winding
you have been winding
he/she/it has been winding
we have been winding
you have been winding
they have been winding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been winding
you will have been winding
he/she/it will have been winding
we will have been winding
you will have been winding
they will have been winding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been winding
you had been winding
he/she/it had been winding
we had been winding
you had been winding
they had been winding
I would wind
you would wind
he/she/it would wind
we would wind
you would wind
they would wind
Past Conditional
I would have winded/wound
you would have winded/wound
he/she/it would have winded/wound
we would have winded/wound
you would have winded/wound
they would have winded/wound
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressurewind - 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"
airstream - a relatively well-defined prevailing wind
calm air, calm - wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
breeze, gentle wind, zephyr, air - a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
chinook, chinook wind, snow eater - a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
harmattan - a dusty wind from the Sahara that blows toward the western coast of Africa during the winter
crosswind - wind blowing across the path of a ship or aircraft
foehn, fohn - a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps
khamsin - an oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring
Santa Ana - a strong hot dry wind that blows in winter from the deserts of southern California toward the Pacific Coast
high wind - a very strong wind; "rain and high winds covered the region"
headwind - wind blowing opposite to the path of a ship or aircraft
catabatic wind, katabatic wind - a wind caused by the downward motion of cold air
tailwind - wind blowing in the same direction as the path of a ship or aircraft
doldrums - a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific
east wind, easterly, easter - a wind from the east
northwest wind, northwester - a wind from the northwest
southwester, sou'wester - a strong wind from the southwest
sou'easter, southeaster - a strong wind from the southeast
gale - a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale
gust, blast, blow - a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
monsoon - a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
monsoon - any wind that changes direction with the seasons
boreas, north wind, norther, northerly - a wind that blows from the north
prevailing wind - the predominant wind direction; "the prevailing wind is from the southwest"
samiel, simoom, simoon - a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
south wind, souther, southerly - a wind from the south
squall - sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation
thermal - rising current of warm air
draft, draught - a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
atmospheric condition, weather, weather condition, conditions - the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; "they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"
west wind, wester - wind that blows from west to east
air - a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of; "air pollution"; "a smell of chemicals in the air"; "open a window and let in some air"; "I need some fresh air"
2.wind - a tendency or force that influences events; "the winds of change"
influence - the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action"
3.wind - breath; "the collision knocked the wind out of him"
breathing out, exhalation, expiration - the act of expelling air from the lungs
4.wind - empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"
talk, talking - an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here"
5.wind - an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
counseling, counselling, guidance, counsel, direction - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
6.wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breathwind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
bell - the flared opening of a tubular device
brass instrument, brass - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
free-reed instrument - a wind instrument with a free reed
kazoo - a toy wind instrument that has a membrane that makes a sound when you hum into the mouthpiece
embouchure, mouthpiece - the aperture of a wind instrument into which the player blows directly
musical instrument, instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
ocarina, sweet potato - egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
pipe organ, organ - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
organ pipe, pipework, pipe - the flues and stops on a pipe organ
pipe - a tubular wind instrument
post horn - wind instrument used by postilions of the 18th and 19th centuries
whistle - a small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it
woodwind, woodwind instrument, wood - any wind instrument other than the brass instruments
7.wind - a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anuswind - a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
8.wind - the act of winding or twistingwind - the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
rotary motion, rotation - the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"
Verb1.wind - to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular coursewind - 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"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
snake - move along a winding path; "The army snaked through the jungle"
wander - go via an indirect route or at no set pace; "After dinner, we wandered into town"
2.wind - extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
circumvolute - wind or turn in volutions, especially in an inward spiral, as of snail
spiral - form a spiral; "The path spirals up the mountain"
snake - form a snake-like pattern; "The river snakes through the valley"
3.wind - arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
spool - wind onto a spool or a reel
reel - wind onto or off a reel
ball - form into a ball by winding or rolling; "ball wool"
clew, clue - roll into a ball
coil, curl, loop - wind around something in coils or loops
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
unroll, unwind, wind off - reverse the winding or twisting of; "unwind a ball of yarn"
4.wind - catch the scent ofwind - catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs"
smell - inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
5.wind - coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stemwind - coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch"
tighten, fasten - make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"
6.wind - form into a wreath
interlace, intertwine, lace, twine, enlace, entwine - spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts"
7.wind - raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
trice, trice up - hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"


1. air, blast, breath, hurricane, breeze, draught, gust, zephyr, air-current, current of air During the night the wind had blown down the fence.
2. flatulence, gas, flatus tablets to treat trapped wind
3. breath, puff, respiration A punch in the stomach knocked the wind out of me.
4. nonsense, talk, boasting, hot air, babble, bluster, humbug, twaddle (informal), gab (informal), verbalizing, blather, codswallop (informal), eyewash (informal), idle talk, empty talk You're just talking a lot of wind.
get wind of something hear about, learn of, find out about, become aware of, be told about, be informed of, be made aware of, hear tell of, have brought to your notice, hear something on the grape vine (informal) I don't want the press to get wind of our plans at this stage.
in the wind imminent, coming, near, approaching, on the way, looming, brewing, impending, on the cards (informal), in the offing, about to happen, close at hand By the mid-1980s, economic change was in the wind again.
put the wind up someone (Informal) scare, alarm, frighten, panic, discourage, unnerve, scare off, frighten off, scare the bejesus out of (informal) I had an anonymous letter that really put the wind up me.
Related words
adjective aeolian
fear anemophobia
"It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good"


berg windSouth Africa
boraAdriatic Sea
buran or buracentral Asia
Cape doctorCape Town, South Africa
chinookWashington & Oregon coasts
föhn or foehnN slopes of the Alps
harmattanW African coast
khamsin, kamseen or kamsinEgypt
levanterW Mediterranean
libeccio or libecchioCorsica
meltemi or etesian windNE Mediterranean
mistralS France to Mediterranean
monsoonS Asia
nor'westerSouthern Alps, New Zealand
pamperoS America
simoom or simoonArabia & N Africa
siroccoN Africa to S Europe
tramontane or tramontanaW coast of ItalyWind forceBeaufort numberSpeed (kph)
Calm0less than 1
Light air11-5
Light breeze26-11
Gentle breeze312-19
Moderate breeze420-28
Near gale750-61
Strong gale975-88
Violent storm11103-117
Hurricane12118 and over


1. meander, turn, bend, twist, curve, snake, ramble, twist and turn, deviate, zigzag The Moselle winds through some 160 miles of tranquil countryside.
2. wrap, twist, reel, curl, loop, coil, twine, furl, wreathe She wound the sash round her waist.
3. coil, curl, spiral, encircle, twine The snake wound around my leg.
wind down
1. calm down, unwind, take it easy, unbutton (informal), put your feet up, de-stress (informal), outspan (S. African), cool down or off I need a drink to help me wind down.
2. subside, decline, diminish, come to an end, dwindle, tail off, taper off, slacken off The relationship was winding down by more or less mutual agreement.
wind someone up (Informal)
1. irritate, excite, anger, annoy, exasperate, nettle, work someone up, pique, make someone nervous, put someone on edge, make someone tense This woman kept winding me up by talking over me.
2. tease, kid (informal), have someone on (informal), annoy, rag (informal), rib (informal), josh (informal), vex, make fun of, take the mickey out of (informal), send someone up (informal), pull someone's leg (informal) You're joking. Come on, you're just winding me up.
wind something down coil, reduce, relax, lessen, slacken, bring something to a close or end, wind something up Foreign aid workers have already begun to wind down their operation.
wind something up
1. end, finish, settle, conclude, tie up, wrap up, finalize, bring to a close, tie up the loose ends of (informal) The President is about to wind up his visit to Somalia.
2. close down, close, dissolve, terminate, liquidate, put something into liquidation The bank seems determined to wind up the company.
wind up end up, be left, find yourself, finish up, fetch up (informal), land up, end your days You're going to wind up a bitter and lonely old man.

wind 1

A natural movement or current of air:
Archaic: gale.
To expose to circulating air:

wind 2

1. To move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course:
2. To introduce gradually and slyly:
phrasal verb
wind up
To bring or come to a natural or proper end:
آلة نَفْخ موسيقِيَّهريحرِيحريح أو غازات في المَعِدَهنَفَس
vítrzadýchat seomotatvinout se
sno sigvindvindetabe pusten/slå pusten udvikle
vindurandardráttur, öndunblásturs-fá til aî missa andannhlykkjast
vējšvītiesaizsist elpuaptītelpa
veterviti senavitioviti
giógói lạilàm cho khó thởrẽ ngoặt


1 [wɪnd]
A. N
1.viento m
which way is the wind blowing?¿de dónde sopla el viento?
against the windcontra el viento
to run before the wind (Naut) → navegar viento en popa
high windviento fuerte
into the windcontra el viento
to see which way the wind blowsesperar para ver por dónde van los tiros
winds of changeaires mpl de cambio, aires mpl nuevos
to get wind of sthenterarse de algo
to get the wind uppreocuparse
to have the wind upestar preocupado
there's something in the windalgo se está cociendo
to put the wind up sb (Brit) → dar un susto a algn
it really put the wind up meme dio un susto de los buenos
to take the wind out of sb's sailscortar las alas a algn
it's an ill wind that blows nobody any goodno hay mal que por bien no venga
see also sail A1
2. (Physiol) → gases mpl; [of baby] → flato m
to break windventosear
to bring up wind [baby] → eructar
3. (= breath) → aliento m
to be short of windestar sin aliento
see also second 1 A1
4. (= talk) that's all a lot of windtodo eso son chorradas
5. (Mus) the wind(s)los instrumentos mpl de viento
B. VT to wind sb (with punch etc) → dejar a algn sin aliento
to wind a babyhacer eructar a un niño
to be winded by a ballquedar sin aliento por el golpe de un balón
to be winded after a racequedar sin aliento después de una carrera
C. CPD wind chimes NPLmóvil m de campanillas
wind cone N = windsock wind energy N = wind power wind farm Nparque m eólico
wind instrument Ninstrumento m de viento
wind machine Nmáquina f de viento
wind power Nenergía f eólica or del viento
wind tunnel Ntúnel m aerodinámico or de pruebas aerodinámicas
wind turbine Naerogenerador m


2 [waɪnd] (wound (pt, pp)) [waʊnd]
1. (= roll, coil) [+ rope, wire] → enrollar
the rope wound itself round a branchla cuerda se enrolló en or alrededor de una rama
with a rope wound tightly round his waistcon una cuerda que le ceñía estrechamente la cintura
to wind wool into a ballovillar lana, hacer un ovillo de lana
wind this round your headenvuélvete la cabeza con esto, líate esto a la cabeza
to wind one's arms round sbrodear a algn con los brazos, abrazar a algn estrechamente
2. (also wind up) [+ clock, watch, toy] → dar cuerda a; [+ key, handle] → dar vueltas a
3. (= twist) the road winds its way through the valleyla carretera serpentea por el valle
B. VI (= snake) → serpentear
the road winds up the valleyel camino serpentea por el valle
the car wound slowly up the hillel coche subió lentamente la sinuosa colina
C. N
1. (= bend) → curva f, recodo m
2. to give one's watch a winddar cuerda al reloj
give the handle another winddale otra vuelta a la manivela
wind back VT + ADV [+ tape, film] → rebobinar
wind down
A. VT + ADV [+ car window] → bajar; (= scale down) [+ production, business] → disminuir poco a poco, reducir poco a poco
1. (lit) [clock] → pararse
2. (= relax) → relajarse
3. (= come to an end) [activity, event] → tocar a su fin
wind forward VT + ADV [+ tape, film] → correr
wind in VT + ADV to wind in a fishing lineir cobrando sedal
wind on
A. VT + ADV [+ film] → enrollar
B. VI + ADV [film] → enrollarse
wind up
1. (lit) [+ car window] → subir; [+ clock, toy] → dar cuerda a
2. (= close) [+ meeting, debate] → cerrar, dar por terminado; [+ company] → liquidar
he wound up his speech by saying thatterminó su discurso diciendo que ...
3. to be wound up (= tense) → estar tenso
she's dreadfully wound upestá muy tensa
it gets me all wound up (inside)me pone nerviosísimo
4. (Brit) to wind sb up (= provoke) → provocar a algn; (= tease) → tomar el pelo a algn
1. (= finish) [meeting, debate, speaker] → concluir, terminar
how does the play wind up?¿cómo concluye or termina la obra?
2. (= end up) → acabar
we wound up in Romeacabamos en Roma, fuimos a parar a Roma


1 [ˈwɪnd]
(= air current) → vent m
There was a strong wind → Il y avait beaucoup de vent.
The wind was blowing → Le vent soufflait.
a gust of wind → une rafale de vent
into the wind → contre le vent
(= flatulence) → vents mpl
She suffered from wind → Elle avait des vents.
to break wind → lâcher des vents
(= breath) → souffle m
I stopped to get my wind back → Je me suis arrêté pour reprendre mon souffle.
(= musical instruments) the wind, the wind section → les instruments mpl à vent
to get wind of sth (= find out) → avoir vent de qch
in the wind → dans l'air
to put the wind up sb (British) (= alarm) → fiche la frousse à qn
to know which way the wind is blowing → savoir de quel côté souffle le vent
to find out how the wind is blowing → voir comment le vent va tourner
(= take breath away) → couper le souffle à


2 [ˈwaɪnd] [wound] (pt, pp)
(= wrap) [+ thread, tape] → enrouler
to wind sth around sth [+ rope, bandage] → enrouler qch autour de qch
[+ clock, toy] → remonter
[road, river] → serpenter
to wind through sth → serpenter à travers qch
The road winds through the valley → La route serpente à travers la vallée.
to wind uphill → serpenter à flanc de montagne
wind down
vt sep
(= lower) [+ car window] → baisser
[+ operation, business, production] → réduire progressivement
[person] (= unwind) → se détendre
wind up
vt sep
(= wind) [+ watch, clock, toy] → remonter
(= close) [+ car window] → remonter
(= close down) [+ company] → fermer
(= finish) [+ meeting, discussion] → terminer, clôturer
(= annoy, provoke) → asticoter
vi (= end up) to wind up doing sth → finir par faire qch
to wind up with sth → se retrouver avec qch
He wound up with no job and no girlfriend → Il s'est retrouvé sans travail et sans petite amie.
to wind up in jail → se retrouver en prison


n (inf)Schwätzer(in) m(f), → Schaumschläger(in) m(f)
adj (= windswept) hair, tree, personwindzerzaust
nWindschutz m
n (US) = windcheater
nRötung fder Haut aufgrund or auf Grund von Wind
n (Brit) → Windjacke or -bluse f
wind-chill factor
nWind-Kälte-Faktor m
wind cone
n (Aviat) → Wind- or Luftsack m


wind farm
nWindfarm f
wind force
n (Met) → Windstärke f
wind gauge
nWind(stärke)messer m
wind generator
nWindgenerator m


wind park
n (Tech) → Wind(energie)park m
nLuftröhre f
wind power
nWindkraft f, → Windenergie f
wind power plant
adjluftdicht, windundurchlässig
wind quartet
n (Mus) → Bläserquartett nt
wind rose
n (Met) → Windrose f
wind scale
nWindstärkenskala f
windscreen, (US) windshield
windscreen washer, (US) windshield washer
windscreen wiper, (US) windshield wiper
wind section
n (Mus) → Bläser pl
wind sleeve, windsock
nLuft- or Windsack m
n (= person)Windsurfer(in) m(f); (= board)Windsurfbrett nt
nWindsurfen nt
adj beach, fieldüber den/die/das der Wind fegt; person, hair(vom Wind) zerzaust
wind tunnel
nWindkanal m


Wind m; the wind is from the eastder Wind kommt aus dem Osten or von Osten; before the wind (Naut) → vor dem Wind; into the wind (Naut) → in den Wind; to sail close to the wind (fig)sich hart an der Grenze des Erlaubten bewegen; (Naut) → hart am Wind segeln; (to run) like the wind(rennen) wie der Wind; a wind of change (fig)ein frischer(er) Wind; there’s change in the wind(irgend)etwas bahnt sich an or liegt in der Luft; to get/have the wind up (Brit inf: = be nervous) → Angst or Schiss (sl)kriegen/haben; to put the wind up somebody (Brit inf) → jdm Angst machen, jdn ins Bockshorn jagen; to raise the wind (dated Brit inf) → das nötige Kleingeld auftreiben (inf); to see which way the wind blows (fig)sehen, woher der Wind weht; to take the wind out of somebody’s sails (fig)jdm den Wind aus den Segeln nehmen; he’s full of wind (fig)er ist ein Schaumschläger (inf), → er macht viel Wind (inf)
(= scent) to get wind of something (lit, fig)von etw Wind bekommen
(compass point) to the four windsin alle (vier) Winde; to throw caution to the windsBedenken in den Wind schlagen
(from bowel, stomach) → Wind m, → Blähung f; to break windeinen Wind streichen lassen; to bring up windaufstoßen; (baby also) → ein Bäuerchen machen; to have a touch of windleichte Blähungen haben
(= breath)Atem m, → Luft f (inf); to get one’s wind backwieder Luft bekommen or zu Atem kommen; to get one’s second windden toten Punkt überwunden haben; he’s losing his windihm geht der Atem aus; sound in wind and limbkerngesund
(Mus: = wind instruments) → Bläser pl, → Blasinstrumente pl; music for windBlasmusik f
(Brit: = knock breathless) → den Atem nehmen (+dat); he was winded by the ballder Ball nahm ihm den Atem
(= scent)wittern
horsesverschnaufen lassen
babyein Bäuerchen machen lassen


2 vb: pret, ptp <wound>
(= twist, wrap) wool, bandagewickeln; turban etcwinden; (on to a reel) → spulen
(= turn, wind up) handlekurbeln, drehen; clock, watch, clockwork toyaufziehen
(= proceed by twisting) to wind one’s waysich schlängeln
(river etc)sich winden or schlängeln
how does it wind? (watch)wie herum zieht man es auf?; (handle)wie dreht or kurbelt man es?; it won’t winder/es lässt sich nicht aufziehen; (handle)er/es lässt sich nicht drehen or kurbeln
I’ll give the clock a windich werde die Uhr aufziehen; give it one more windzieh es noch eine Umdrehung weiter auf; (handle) → kurbele or drehe es noch einmal weiter
(= bend)Kehre f, → Windung f


1 [wɪnd]
1. n
high wind → vento forte
the wind is in the west → il vento viene da ponente
into or against the wind → controvento
to go like the wind → filare come il vento
to run before the wind (Naut) → andare con il vento in poppa
there's something in the wind (fig) → c'è qualcosa nell'aria
to get wind of sth → venire a sapere qc
to get or have the wind up (fam) → agitarsi
to take the wind out of sb's sails → smontare qn, spegnere l'entusiasmo di qn
to sail close to the wind (fig) → spingere le cose troppo in là (act almost illegally) → rasentare l'illegalità (risk causing offence) → rischiare di offendere
to throw caution to the winds → gettare la prudenza alle ortiche
b. (flatulence) → flatulenza
to break wind → fare aria (fam) to bring up wind (baby) → fare il ruttino
c. (breath) → respiro, fiato
to get one's wind back or one's second wind → riprendere fiato
to be short of wind → essere senza fiato
d. (Mus) the wind(s)i fiati mpl
2. vt to wind sb (with punch) → mozzare il fiato a qn
to wind a baby → far fare il ruttino a un bambino


2 [waɪnd] (wound (pt, pp))
1. vt
a. (roll, coil) → avvolgere, arrotolare
to wind sth into a ball → aggomitolare qc
b. (clock, watch, toy) → caricare
2. vi (also wind its way) (river, path) → serpeggiare; (procession) → snodarsi
wind back vt + adv (tape) → riavvolgere
wind down
1. vt + adv (car window) → abbassare (fig) (production, business) → diminuire
2. vi + advrilassarsi, distendersi
wind forward vt + adv (tape) → mandare avanti
wind in vt + adv (fishing line) → riavvolgere
wind on vt + adv (film, tape) → far avanzare
wind up
1. vt + adv
a. (car window) → alzare; (clock, toy) → caricare
to wind sb up (fig) (fam) (annoy) → far venire i nervi a or innervosire qn (kid, trick) → prendere in giro qn
b. (close, meeting, debate) → concludere, chiudere; (company) → chiudere
2. vi + adv (meeting, debate) → concludersi (fam) (end up) → finire
we wound up in Rome → siamo finiti a Roma


(wind) noun
1. (an) outdoor current of air. The wind is strong today; There wasn't much wind yesterday; Cold winds blow across the desert.
2. breath. Climbing these stairs takes all the wind out of me.
3. air or gas in the stomach or intestines. His stomach pains were due to wind.
to cause to be out of breath. The heavy blow winded him.
(of a musical instrument) operated or played using air pressure, especially a person's breath.
ˈwindy adjective
a windy hill-top; a windy day; It's windy today.
ˈwindiness noun
ˈwindfall noun
1. an apple etc blown from a tree.
2. any unexpected gain or success.
ˈwindmill noun
a machine with sails that work by wind power, for grinding corn or pumping water.
ˈwindpipe noun
the passage for air between mouth and lungs.
windsurf, windsurfer, windsurfingwindˈwindscreen noun
(American ˈwindshield).
1. a transparent (usually glass) screen above the dashboard of a car.
2. a wall usually constructed out from the house wall to protect people on a patio or balcony from the wind.
ˈwindsock noun
a device for indicating the direction and speed of wind on an airfield.
windsurf (ˈwindsəːf) verb
to move across water while standing on a windsurfer.
ˈwindsurfer noun
1. (also sailboard) a board with a sail for moving across water with the aid of the wind.
2. the person controlling this board.
ˈwindsurfing noun
ˈwindswept adjective
exposed to the wind and showing the effects of it. windswept hair; a windswept landscape.
get the wind up
to become nervous or anxious. She got the wind up when she realized how close we were to the edge.
get wind of
to get a hint of or hear indirectly about.
get one's second wind
to recover one's natural breathing after breathlessness.
in the wind
about to happen. A change of policy is in the wind.
like the wind
very quickly. The horse galloped away like the wind.


(waind) past tense, past participle wound (waund) verb
1. to wrap round in coils. He wound the rope around his waist and began to climb.
2. to make into a ball or coil. to wind wool.
3. (of a road etc) to twist and turn. The road winds up the mountain.
4. to tighten the spring of (a clock, watch etc) by turning a knob, handle etc. I forgot to wind my watch.
ˈwinder noun
a lever or instrument for winding, on a clock or other mechanism.
ˈwinding adjective
full of bends etc. a winding road.
wind up
1. to turn, twist or coil; to make into a ball or coil. My ball of wool has unravelled – could you wind it up again?
2. to wind a clock, watch etc. She wound up the clock.
3. to end. I think it's time to wind the meeting up.
be/get wound up
to be, or get, in a very excited or anxious state.


رِيح, يَتَلَوَّى, يَلُفُّ, يَهْوي omotat, vinout se, vítr, zadýchat se sno, sno sig, tabe pusten/slå pusten ud, vind sich winden, wickeln, Wind, winden άνεμος, κουρδίζω, στρίβω, τυλίγω dejar sin aire, dejar sin respiración, enrollar, serpentear, viento kietoa, mutkitella, saada hengästymään, tuuli couper le souffle, enrouler, serpenter, vent omatati, vjetar, zadihati, zavijati attorcigliarsi, avvolgere, vento ・・・を巻く, 巻く, 曲がる, 風 감다, 구불구불하다, 바람 bochten maken, buiten adem zijn, opwinden, wind binde, snirkle, vikle, vind nawinąć, wiatr, wić się, zawijać enrolar, ficar sem ar, girar, serpentear, vento ветер, заводить, обмотать, петлять linda, svänga, vind, vrida คดเคี้ยว, ซึ่งหายใจหอบ, พัน, ลม esmek, kıvrılmak, rüzgar, sarmak gió, gói lại, làm cho khó thở, rẽ ngoặt 盘绕, , 蜿蜒,


n. viento, aire; flato, ventosidad.


n viento; (fam, stamina) resistencia, capacidad f para esforzarse sin quedarse sin aliento
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If Marmee shook her fist instead of kissing her hand to us, it would serve us right, for more ungrateful wretches than we are were never seen," cried Jo, taking a remorseful satisfaction in the snowy walk and bitter wind.
The sound of the wind blowing in trees was terrifying.
The dust and heat, the burning wind, reminded us of many things.
She did not know that this was the best thing she could have done, and she did not know that, when she began to walk quickly or even run along the paths and down the avenue, she was stirring her slow blood and making herself stronger by fighting with the wind which swept down from the moor.
I have an association between it and a stormy wind, or the lightest mention of a sea-shore, as strong as any of which my mind is conscious.
Let us go upstairs and see which way the wind is blowing.
The Chinese seas are usually boisterous, subject to terrible gales of wind, and especially during the equinoxes; and it was now early November.
Forthwith he bound on his glittering golden sandals with which he could fly like the wind over land and sea.
When Ripple first began her airy journey, all was dark and dreary; heavy clouds lay piled like hills around her, and a cold mist filled the air but the Sunbeam, like a star, lit up the way, the leaf lay warmly round her, and the tireless wind went swiftly on.
Magnificent scenery Wind River Mountains Treasury of waters A stray horse An Indian trail Trout streams The Great Green River Valley An alarm A band of trappers Fontenelle, his information Sufferings of thirst Encampment on the Seeds-ke- dee Strategy of rival traders Fortification of the camp The Blackfeet Banditti of the mountains Their character and habits
Whether she ran with her tall spars swinging, or breasted it with her tall spars lying over, there was always that wild song, deep like a chant, for a bass to the shrill pipe of the wind played on the sea- tops, with a punctuating crash, now and then, of a breaking wave.
The wind blew coldly from the northeast, with occasional flurries of snow, which made them encamp early, on the sheltered banks of a brook.