What does unwind mean?

Definitions for unwind
ʌnˈwaɪndun·wind

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwind, wind off, unrollverb

    reverse the winding or twisting of

    "unwind a ball of yarn"

  2. unwind, disentangleverb

    separate the tangles of

  3. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow downverb

    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 relaxedverb

    cause to feel relaxed

    "A hot bath always relaxes me"

Wiktionary

  1. unwindverb

    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?

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

  2. unwindverb

    To disentangle

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

  3. unwindverb

    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.

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

  4. unwindverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unwindverb

    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. Unwindverb

    to disentangle

  3. Unwindverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unwind

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of unwind in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Mark Belford:

    Perhaps the reason the Abercrombie deal didn’t get done was that they’ve got way too many stores in way too many malls that don’t make any money, and the cost to unwind those pieces and get out of those stores is just too great to compensate for the upside.

  3. Morgan Stanley:

    A macro unwind (of its positions) could cause severe selling given positioning and the nature of the players in this rally.

  4. Brian Busch:

    There's no reason to unwind a hedge yet.

  5. Junichi Ishikawa:

    Pressure to unwind dollar long positions is mounting and focus is on how long this trend will continue. 'China risk' has dampened hopes for a September rate hike and upcoming data could further chip away at expectations for a Fed tightening.

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Translations for unwind

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  • 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
  • 放松Chinese

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