Meaning of WIND in English


noun power of respiration; breath.

2. wind ·noun the dotterel.

3. wind ·noun air impregnated with an odor or scent.

4. wind ·noun mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.

5. wind ·noun the act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.

6. wind ·vt to introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.

7. wind ·noun air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.

8. wind ·vt to cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.

9. wind ·noun air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind.

10. wind ·vt to expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.

11. wind ·noun breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument.

12. wind ·vt to rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe.

13. wind ·vt to entwist; to infold; to encircle.

14. wind ·noun air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.

15. wind ·vt to drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.

xvi. wind ·vt to blow; to sound by blowing; ·esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.

xvii. wind ·vi 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.

xviii. wind ·vt to perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game.

xix. wind ·vi to turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole.

xx. wind ·noun 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.

xxi. wind ·noun a disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. it occurs immediately after shearing.

xxii. wind ·add. ·noun 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.

xxiii. wind ·vt to have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.

xxiv. wind ·vi to have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.

xxv. wind ·vt 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.

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