Definitions for wind

Definitions for (noun) wind

Main entry: twist, wind, winding

Definition: the act of winding or twisting

Usage: he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind

Main entry: wind

Definition: breath

Usage: the collision knocked the wind out of him

Main entry: breaking wind, fart, farting, flatus, wind

Definition: a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus

Main entry: wind, wind instrument

Definition: a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath

Main entry: lead, confidential information, wind, tip, steer, hint

Definition: an indication of potential opportunity

Usage: he got a tip on the stock market; a good lead for a job

Main entry: wind, malarkey, malarky, jazz, nothingness, idle words

Definition: empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

Usage: that's a lot of wind; don't give me any of that jazz

Main entry: wind

Definition: a tendency or force that influences events

Usage: the winds of change

Main entry: wind, current of air, air current

Definition: air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

Usage: 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

Definitions for (verb) wind

Main entry: hoist, wind, lift

Definition: raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

Usage: hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car

Main entry: wind, wreathe

Definition: form into a wreath

Main entry: wind, wind up

Definition: coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem

Usage: wind your watch

Main entry: wind, wrap, twine, roll

Definition: arrange or or coil around

Usage: roll your hair around your finger; Twine the thread around the spool; She wrapped her arms around the child

Main entry: meander, wander, weave, wind, thread

Definition: to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

Usage: the river winds through the hills; the path meanders through the vineyards; sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

Main entry: wind, scent, nose

Definition: catch the scent of; get wind of

Usage: The dog nosed out the drugs

Main entry: curve, wind, twist

Definition: extend in curves and turns

Usage: The road winds around the lake; the path twisted through the forest

Visual thesaurus for wind