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  Definition of Wind
  1. the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
  2. breath; "the collision knocked the wind out of him"
  3. a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
  4. a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
  5. an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
  6. empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that''s a lot of wind"; "don''t give me any of that jazz"
  7. a tendency or force that influences events; "the winds of change"
  8. 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 atmo
  9. raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
  10. form into a wreath
  11. coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch"
  12. wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"
  13. 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"
  14. catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs"
  15. extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"
Similar Words: winding, twist, fart, farting, flatus, breaking wind, wind instrument, tip, lead, steer, confidential information, hint, idle words, jazz, nothingness, air current, current of air, hoist, lift, wreathe, wind up, wrap, roll, twine, weave, thread, meander, wander, scent, nose, curve


See Also: roll up, wrap up, sniff out, scent out, smell out, nose out


Hyponyms: bagpipe, pipes, brass, free-reed instrument, kazoo, ocarina, sweet potato, organ, pipe organ, organ pipe, pipe, pipework, panpipe, pandean pipe, syrinx, tabor pipe, post horn, woodwind, woodwind instrument, wood, airstream, calm air, breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, air, chinook, chinook wind, snow eater, harmattan, crosswind, fohn, foehn, khamsin, Santa Ana, high wind, headwind, katabatic wind, catabatic wind, tailwind, doldrums, the doldrums, east wind, easter, easterly, northwest wind, northwester, southwester, sou'wester, southeaster, sou'easter, gale, gust, blast, blow, monsoon, north wind, norther, boreas, prevailing wind, simoom, simoon, samiel, south wind, souther, southerly, squall, thermal, draft, draught, west wind, wester, trice, trice up, spool, reel, ball, clue, clew, coil, loop, curl, snake, circumvolute, spiral


Grouped Verbs: wander


Entailments: turn


Derivational Morphology: wind up, fart, break wind, hint, suggest, guide, steer, tip off, tip, lift, raise, heave, elevator, ski tow, ski lift, hoist, hoister, winding, twist, winder, key, curler, hair curler, roller, crimper, axial rotation, axial motion, roll, meander, ribbon, thread, nose, olfactory organ, olfactory property, smell, aroma, odor, odour, scent, curvature, curve, bend


Language Translations:
Albanian: erë   Bosnian: vjetar  
Bulgarian: вятър   Catalan: vent  
Chinese:   Croatian: vjetar  
Danish: fjert and sno and vind   Dutch: wind and winden  
Esperanto: vento   Estonian: mässima and tuul  
Finnish: keriä and pieru and tuuli   French: tourner and vent  
German: Wind and winden   Greek: άνεμος  
Hebrew: רוח   Hungarian: csavar and gáz and szél  
Indonesian: angin   Irish: gaoth  
Italian: avvolgere and vento   Japanese: and 巻く  
Korean: 바람   Latin: ventus  
Latvian: vējš   Malay: angin  
Maltese: riħ   Norwegian: fjert and vind  
Polish: wiatr and wiatry   Portuguese: enrolar and vento  
Romanian: vânt   Russian: ветер and ветеры  
Slovak: vietor   Slovene: naviti and veter  
Spanish: flatulencia and viento   Swedish: fis and vind and vinda  
Tagalog: hangin   Telugu: చుట్టు and పవనము  
Turkish: rüzgâr  
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