Meaning of WINDING in English

WINDING

— windingly , adv. — windingness , n.

/wuyn"ding/ , n.

1. the act of a person or thing that winds.

2. a bend, turn, or flexure.

3. a coiling, folding, or wrapping, as of one thing about another.

4. something that is wound or coiled, or a single round of it.

5. Elect.

a. a symmetrically laid, electrically conducting current path in any device.

b. the manner of such coiling: a series winding.

adj.

6. bending or turning; sinuous.

7. spiral, as stairs.

[ bef. 1050; ME (n.), OE windung (n.); see WIND 2 , -ING 1 , -ING 2 ]

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