[ US /ˈwaɪnd, ˈwɪnd/ ]
  1. a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
  2. the act of winding or twisting
    he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
  3. breath
    the collision knocked the wind out of him
  4. empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
    don't give me any of that jazz
    that's a lot of wind
  5. a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by bellows or the human breath
  6. a tendency or force that influences events
    the winds of change
  7. air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    trees bent under the fierce winds
    the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
    when there is no wind, row
  8. an indication of potential opportunity
    a good lead for a job
    he got a tip on the stock market
  1. raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
    hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car
  2. arrange or or coil around
    She wrapped her arms around the child
    roll your hair around your finger
    Twine the thread around the spool
  3. coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
    wind your watch
  4. extend in curves and turns
    The road winds around the lake
    the path twisted through the forest
  5. form into a wreath
  6. catch the scent of; get wind of
    The dog nosed out the drugs
  7. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body
    the river winds through the hills
    the path meanders through the vineyards
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How To Use wind In A Sentence

  • Lobefins today have dwindled to the lungfishes and the coelacanths ‘dwindled’ as ‘fish’, that is, but mightily expanded on land: we land vertebrates are aberrant lungfish. THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
  • As the holiday movie season winds down, we thought we'd preview the films of 2003 to see which ones stand out and which should stand down.
  • It might as well be closed, because in many American hospitals you're simply shooed from the windowsill after you've been nursed back to health (usually in 72 hours or less), and you're expected to "fly" on your own. Mark Lachs, M.D.: Care Transitions: The Hazards of Going In and Coming Out of the Hospital
  • If there was any hope of holding on to even a shred of her dwindling self-respect, she should do exactly what she knew Margo would do—close the laptop, take her de-scrunchied, perfumed, and nearly thonged self down to the nearest club, pick up the first passably good-looking stranger who asked her to dance, and bring him back to the apartment for some safe but anonymous sex. Goodnight Tweetheart
  • A window slammed shut in the wind.
  • And in a way I want to make my language as mimetic as possible, as sensual as possible, so that you can feel the treetops, taste the lamb chump chops, and hear the wind and the sound of the surf beating on the beach.
  • That's when I noticed the little sticker on the window explaining the purpose of the ‘Child Safety Lock’.
  • Instead, the thin sandy developments defining the sequence boundaries suggest sandy sabkhas and sand sheets supplied by this undersaturated wind system and only preserved as a consequence of renewed lake-level rise.
  • The chapel or church claims greater antiquity than any other in that part of the kingdom; but there is no appearance of this in the external aspect of the present edifice, unless it be in the two eastern windows, which remain unmodernized, and in the lower part of the steeple. The Life of Charlotte Bronte
  • In the early hours of New Year's Day, she said, Webb visited her home and smashed windows in her front door.
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