Definitions for unwindʌnˈwaɪnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•windʌnˈwaɪnd(v.)-wound, -wind•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to undo or loosen from or as if from a coiled condition.

  2. to relieve of tension; relax.

  3. to disentangle or disengage; untwist.

  4. (v.i.)to become unwound.

  5. to become relieved of tension; relax.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of unwind:

1275–1325

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwind, wind off, unroll(verb)

    reverse the winding or twisting of

    "unwind a ball of yarn"

  2. unwind, disentangle(verb)

    separate the tangles of

  3. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down(verb)

    become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

    "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"

  4. relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed(verb)

    cause to feel relaxed

    "A hot bath always relaxes me"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unwind(verb)ʌnˈwaɪnd

    to relax after a stressful time

    We were just beginning to unwind by the pool.

  2. unwindʌnˈwaɪnd

    to loosen a string, rope, etc. that is wrapped around sth

    Dad unwound some of the kite string.

Wiktionary

  1. unwind(Verb)

    To wind off; to loose or separate; to untwist; to untwine; as, to unwind thread, to unwind a ball of yarn

    Could you unwind about a foot of ribbon so I can finish the package?

  2. unwind(Verb)

    To disentangle

  3. unwind(Verb)

    To relax; to chill out; as, to rest and relieve of stress

    After work, I like to unwind by smoking a pipe while reading the paper.

  4. unwind(Verb)

    To be or become unwound; to be capable of being unwound or untwisted.

  5. Origin: From unwindan. See 1st un-, and wind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unwind(verb)

    to wind off; to loose or separate, as what or convolved; to untwist; to untwine; as, to unwind thread; to unwind a ball of yarn

  2. Unwind(verb)

    to disentangle

  3. Unwind(verb)

    to be or become unwound; to be capable of being unwound or untwisted

Freebase

  1. Unwind

    Unwind is the second major label album from post-grunge band Oleander. The band's second album released on Universal Records, Unwind sold approximately 250,000 copies. The album is noted for displaying both a wider range and softer music than its predecessor. It features three singles, "Are You There?," "Champion," "Halo," as well as "Jimmy Shaker Day," a rerecording of a song from their 1997 debut, Shrinking the Blob.


Translations for unwind

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

unwind(verb)

to take or come out of a coiled or wound position

He unwound the bandage from his ankle.

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