Pronunciation: wound
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Wound (wound) (rarely Winded); p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.]
1.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.
2.To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
Sleep, and I will wind thee in arms.
- Shak.
3.To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.
In his terms so he would him wind.
- Chaucer.
4.To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
5.To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.
To wind off
to unwind; to uncoil.
To wind out
to extricate.
To wind up
a - To coil into a ball or small compass, as a skein of thread; to coil completely.
- Clarendon.
b - To bring to a conclusion or settlement; as, to wind up one's affairs; to wind up an argument.
c - To put in a state of renewed or continued motion, as a clock, a watch, etc., by winding the spring, or that which carries the weight; hence, to prepare for continued movement or action; to put in order anew.
d - To tighten (the strings) of a musical instrument, so as to tune it.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole.
So swift your judgments turn and wind.
- Dryden.
2.To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.
3.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.
The lowing herd wind lowly o'er the lea.
- Gray.
n.1.The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.
1.Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.
Winds were soft, and woods were green.
- Longfellow.
2.Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.
3.Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument.
4.Power of respiration; breath.
5.Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind.
6.Air impregnated with an odor or scent.
A pack of dogfish had him in the wind.
- Swift.
7.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.
8.(Far.) A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing.
9.Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
Nor think thou with wind
Of airy threats to awe.
- Milton.
10.(Zool.) The dotterel.
11.(Boxing) 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.
All in the wind
(Naut.) See under All, n.
Before the wind
(Naut.) See under Before.
Between wind and water
(Naut.) in that part of a ship's side or bottom which is frequently brought above water by the rolling of the ship, or fluctuation of the water's surface. Hence, colloquially, (as an injury to that part of a vessel, in an engagement, is particularly dangerous) the vulnerable part or point of anything.
Cardinal winds
See under Cardinal, a.
Down the wind
a - In the direction of, and moving with, the wind; as, birds fly swiftly down the wind.
b - Decaying; declining; in a state of decay.
In the wind's eye
(Naut.) directly toward the point from which the wind blows.
- L'Estrange.
Three sheets in the wind
unsteady from drink.
To be in the wind
to be suggested or expected; to be a matter of suspicion or surmise.
To carry the wind
(Man.) to toss the nose as high as the ears, as a horse.
To raise the wind
to procure money.
To take the wind
to gain or have the advantage.
To take the wind out of one's sails
to cause one to stop, or lose way, as when a vessel intercepts the wind of another; to cause one to lose enthusiasm, or momentum in an activity.
- Bacon.
To take wind
to be divulged; to become public; as, the story got wind, or took wind.
Wind band
(Mus.) a band of wind instruments; a military band; the wind instruments of an orchestra.
Wind chest
(Mus.) a chest or reservoir of wind in an organ.
Wind dropsy
a - (Med.) Tympanites.
b - Emphysema of the subcutaneous areolar tissue.
Wind egg
an imperfect, unimpregnated, or addled egg.
Wind furnace
See the Note under Furnace.
Wind gauge
See under Gauge.
Wind gun
Same as Air gun.
Wind hatch
(Mining) the opening or place where the ore is taken out of the earth.
Wind instrument
(Mus.) an instrument of music sounded by means of wind, especially by means of the breath, as a flute, a clarinet, etc.
Wind pump
a pump moved by a windmill.
Wind rose
a table of the points of the compass, giving the states of the barometer, etc., connected with winds from the different directions.
Wind sail
a - (Naut.) A wide tube or funnel of canvas, used to convey a stream of air for ventilation into the lower compartments of a vessel.
b - The sail or vane of a windmill.
Wind shake
a crack or incoherence in timber produced by violent winds while the timber was growing.
Wind shock
a wind shake.
Wind side
the side next the wind; the windward side.
Wind rush
(Zool.) the redwing.
- Mrs. Browning.
Wind wheel
a motor consisting of a wheel moved by wind.
Wood wind
(Mus.) the flutes and reed instruments of an orchestra, collectively.
v. t.1.To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
2.To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game.
3.To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.
To wind a ship
(Naut.) to turn it end for end, so that the wind strikes it on the opposite side.
1.To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.
[imp. & p. p. Wound (wound), R. Winded; p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.]
That blast was winded by the king.
- Sir W. Scott.
Noun1.Windwind - 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"
2.wind - a tendency or force that influences events; "the winds of change"
3.wind - breath; "the collision knocked the wind out of him"
4.wind - empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"
5.wind - an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
6.wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
Synonyms: wind instrument
7.wind - a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
8.wind - the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
Synonyms: winding, twist
Verb1.wind - 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"
Synonyms: meander, thread, wander, weave
2.wind - extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"
Synonyms: curve
3.wind - wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"
Synonyms: wrap, twine, roll
unroll, unwind, wind off - reverse the winding or twisting of; "unwind a ball of yarn"
4.wind - catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs"
Synonyms: scent, nose
5.wind - coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch"
Synonyms: wind up
6.wind - form into a wreath
Synonyms: wreathe
7.wind - raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
Synonyms: hoist, lift
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