What does unwind mean?

Definitions for unwindʌnˈwaɪnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unwind.

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"


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unwind

    un-wīnd′, v.t. to wind down or off.—v.i. to become unwound.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unwind in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unwind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brian Busch:

    There's no reason to unwind a hedge yet.

  2. Jim Paulsen:

    To think we are going to unwind this without any market turbulence is unrealistic to me.

  3. Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer:

    When it's something that is going to go on and unwind over the course of time, it's much harder.

  4. Kathleen Gaffney:

    It's not a vicious unwind like 2008, it's the shock of the price moves that reminds me of that time.

  5. Kumar Desai:

    Finding 15 or 30 minutes a day to unwind is very helpful to keep your mind, body and spirit in balance.

Images & Illustrations of unwind

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Translations for unwind

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • abdocken, abspulen, abschalten, abwickeln, sich entspannen, loswickeln, sich abwickelnGerman
  • desenrollar, relajarseSpanish
  • purkautua, rentoutua, purkaa, avataFinnish
  • défaire, dérouler, décompresser, débobiner, démêler, se détendreFrench
  • खोलनाHindi
  • legombolyít, ellazulHungarian
  • desenrolarPortuguese
  • deșiraRomanian
  • размотатьRussian
  • gevşemek, rahatlamak, çözmekTurkish

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