What does unwind mean?

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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?

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

  2. unwind(Verb)

    To disentangle

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

  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.

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

  4. unwind(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.

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  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. Campbell Gunn:

    All sides need each other because they have no alternative, it's impossible to unwind these relationships and set up new ones.

  2. Gerald Singham:

    It doesn't have to be a total unwinding. But it could be an unwind in the sense for Grab to now sell off part of its business to another ride-hailing service provider.

  3. Alison Flint:

    The rush to approve mining in the region and unwind science-based decision-making by the previous administration violates the law, disregards the science, and ignores widespread public opposition to mining in this beloved and vulnerable area.

  4. 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.

  5. John Husselbee:

    (It) was justified by the perception of weaker relative growth outside the U.S., helped no doubt by tax cuts, as we go further into the year, this is likely to unwind as other economies seem ready for catch up.

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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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