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Definition 1: the act of winding or twisting - [noun denoting act]

Samples where wind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for wind in the sense of this definition

(wind is a kind of ...) the act of rotating as if on an axis

"the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"

Definition 2: breath - [noun denoting act]

Samples where wind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the collision knocked the wind out of him

(wind is a kind of ...) the act of expelling air from the lungs

Definition 3: a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for wind in the sense of this definition

(wind is a kind of ...) an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

Definition 4: a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by bellows or the human breath - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wind in the sense of this definition

(wind is a kind of ...) any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds

(... is a kind of wind ) any wind instrument other than the brass instruments

(... is a kind of wind ) a small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it

(... is a kind of wind ) wind instrument used by postilions of the 18th and 19th centuries

(... is a kind of wind ) a tubular wind instrument

(... is a kind of wind ) the flues and stops on a pipe organ

(... is a kind of wind ) wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard

(... is a kind of wind ) egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes

(... is a kind of wind ) a toy wind instrument that has a membrane that makes a sound when you hum into the mouthpiece

(... is a kind of wind ) a wind instrument with a free reed

(... is a kind of wind ) a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece

(wind is a part of ...) the aperture of a wind instrument into which the player blows directly

(wind is a part of ...) the flared opening of a tubular device

Definition 5: an indication of potential opportunity - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where wind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got a tip on the stock market
  • a good lead for a job

Synonyms for wind in the sense of this definition

(wind is a kind of ...) something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

Definition 6: empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where wind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that's a lot of wind
  • don't give me any of that jazz

Synonyms for wind in the sense of this definition

(wind is a kind of ...) an exchange of ideas via conversation

"let's have more work and less talk around here"

Definition 7: air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where wind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for wind in the sense of this definition

(wind is a kind of ...) the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

"they were hoping for good weather" "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception" "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"

(... is a kind of wind ) a relatively well-defined prevailing wind

(... is a kind of wind ) a strong wind from the southeast

(... is a kind of wind ) a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale

(... is a kind of wind ) a strong current of air

"the tree was bent almost double by the gust"

(... is a kind of wind ) a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter

(... is a kind of wind ) any wind that changes direction with the seasons

(... is a kind of wind ) a wind that blows from the north

(... is a kind of wind ) the predominant wind direction

"the prevailing wind is from the southwest"

(... is a kind of wind ) a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa

(... is a kind of wind ) a wind from the south

(... is a kind of wind ) sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation

(... is a kind of wind ) rising current of warm air

(... is a kind of wind ) a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)

(... is a kind of wind ) wind that blows from west to east

(... is a kind of wind ) a strong wind from the southwest

(... is a kind of wind ) a wind from the northwest

(... is a kind of wind ) a wind from the east

(... is a kind of wind ) wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale

(... is a kind of wind ) a slight wind (usually refreshing)

"the breeze was cooled by the lake" "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"

(... is a kind of wind ) a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies

(... is a kind of wind ) a dusty wind from the Sahara that blows toward the western coast of Africa during the winter

(... is a kind of wind ) wind blowing across the path of a ship or aircraft

(... is a kind of wind ) a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps

(... is a kind of wind ) an oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring

(... is a kind of wind ) a strong hot dry wind that blows in winter from the deserts of southern California toward the Pacific Coast

(... is a kind of wind ) a very strong wind

"rain and high winds covered the region"

(... is a kind of wind ) wind blowing opposite to the path of a ship or aircraft

(... is a kind of wind ) a wind caused by the downward motion of cold air

(... is a kind of wind ) wind blowing in the same direction as the path of a ship or aircraft

(... is a kind of wind ) a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific

(... is a kind of wind ) oppressively still air

"the afternoon was hot, quiet, and heavy with languor" "Summer shows all the languor of a hot, breezeless day as the dancer lazily brushes her hand over her brow"

(wind is made of the substance ...) a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of

"air pollution" "a smell of chemicals in the air" "open a window and let in some air" "I need some fresh air"

Definition 8: a tendency or force that influences events - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where wind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the winds of change

(wind is a kind of ...) the effect of one thing (or person) on another

"the influence of mechanical action"

Definition 9: coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem - [verb of contact]

Samples where wind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wind your watch

Synonyms for wind in the sense of this definition

(wind is a kind of ...) make tight or tighter

"Tighten the wire"

(... is a kind of wind ) wind (up) again

"the mechanical watch needs rewinding every day"

(wind implies ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 10: form into a wreath - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for wind in the sense of this definition

(wind is a kind of ...) spin, wind, or twist together

"intertwine the ribbons" "Twine the threads into a rope" "intertwined hearts"

Definition 11: raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help - [verb of contact]

Samples where wind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car

Synonyms for wind in the sense of this definition

(wind is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

(... is a kind of wind ) hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope

Definition 12: arrange or or coil around - [verb of contact]

Samples where wind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • roll your hair around your finger
  • Twine the thread around the spool
  • She wrapped her arms around the child

Synonyms for wind in the sense of this definition

(wind is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of wind ) wind onto a spool or a reel

(... is a kind of wind ) wind onto or off a reel

(... is a kind of wind ) form into a ball by winding or rolling

"ball wool"

(... is a kind of wind ) roll into a ball

(... is a kind of wind ) wind around something in coils or loops

Definition 13: to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course - [verb of motion]

Samples where wind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the river winds through the hills
  • the path meanders through the vineyards
  • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

Synonyms for wind in the sense of this definition

(wind is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of wind ) move along a winding path

"The army snaked through the jungle"

(wind has a similar meaning as ...) go via an indirect route or at no set pace

"After dinner, we wandered into town"

Definition 14: catch the scent of; get wind of - [verb of perception]

Samples where wind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dog nosed out the drugs

Synonyms for wind in the sense of this definition

(wind is a kind of ...) inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

Definition 15: extend in curves and turns - [verb of stative]

Samples where wind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The road winds around the lake
  • the path twisted through the forest

Synonyms for wind in the sense of this definition

(wind is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of wind ) wind or turn in volutions, especially in an inward spiral, as of snail

(... is a kind of wind ) form a spiral

"The path spirals up the mountain"

(... is a kind of wind ) form a snake-like pattern

"The river snakes through the valley"

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