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wind·ing

 (wīn′dĭng)
n.
1.
a. Something wound about a center or an object: an armature with its wire winding.
b. The way in which something is wound.
c. One complete turn of something wound: two windings of electrical tape.
2. A curve or bend, as of a road.
adj.
1. Twisting or turning; sinuous.
2. Spiral.

wind′ing·ly adv.

winding

(ˈwaɪndɪŋ)
n
1. a curving or sinuous course or movement
2. anything that has been wound or wrapped around something
3. a particular manner or style in which something has been wound
4. a curve, bend, or complete turn in wound material, a road, etc
5. (often plural) devious thoughts or behaviour: the tortuous windings of political argumentation.
6. (Electrical Engineering) one or more turns of wire forming a continuous coil through which an electric current can pass, as used in transformers, generators, etc
7. (Building) another name for wind214
8. (Instruments) a coil of tubing in certain brass instruments, esp the French horn
adj
curving; sinuous: a winding road.
ˈwindingly adv

wind•ing

(ˈwaɪn dɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that winds.
2. a bend, turn, or flexure.
3. a coiling, folding, or wrapping, as of one thing about another.
4. something that is wound or coiled, or a single round of it.
5.
a. a symmetrically laid, electrically conducting current path in any device.
b. the manner in which wires are coiled to produce such a path.
adj.
6. bending or turning; sinuous.
7. spiral, as stairs.
[before 1050]
wind′ing•ly, adv.
wind′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.winding - the act of winding or twistingwinding - 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"
Adj.1.winding - marked by repeated turns and bendswinding - marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track"
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
2.winding - of a path e.g.winding - of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road"
indirect - not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"

winding

winding

adjective
Repeatedly curving in alternate directions:
Translations
مُلْتَف، مُنْعَطِف، مُتَعَرِّج
der snor sig
hlykkjóttur
vijugast
kıvrımlıvirajlı

winding

[ˈwaɪndɪŋ]
A. ADJ [road, path] → tortuoso, serpenteante
B. N [of road] → tortuosidad f
the windings of a riverlas vueltas or los meandros de un río
C. CPD winding sheet Nmortaja f
winding staircase Nescalera f de caracol

winding

[ˈwaɪndɪŋ] adj
[road, river] → sinueux/euse; [staircase] → en colimaçon
a winding staircase → un escalier en colimaçonwind instrument [ˈwɪndɪnstrʊmənt] ninstrument m à vent

winding

adj river, staircasegewunden; road alsokurvenreich
n
(of road, river)Windung f, → Kehre f; (fig)Verwicklung f
(Elec) (= coil)Wicklung f; (= simple twist)Windung f

winding

:
winding sheet
n (old)Leichentuch nt
winding staircase
nWendeltreppe f
winding-up
n (of project)Abschluss m; (of company, society)Auflösung f
winding-up sale

winding

[ˈwaɪndɪŋ] adj (road, path) → serpeggiante, tortuoso/a; (staircase) → a chiocciola

wind2

(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.
References in classic literature ?
March went out, after peeping here and there to see how matters went, also saying a word of comfort to Beth, who sat making a winding sheet, while the dear departed lay in state in the domino box.
This slope was trampled hard and bare, and washed out in winding gullies by the rain.
There is one that commands the road, a lovely shaded winding road, and one that just looks off over the country.
In this magical light that beauty seemed to be sustained and carried along by the river winding at its base, lifted again to the broad shoulder of the mountain, and lost only in the distant vista of death-like, overcrowning snow.
Only think of your falling asleep at what I hoped the newspaper critics would pronounce a most brilliant, powerful, imaginative, pathetic, and original winding up