What does wind mean?

Definitions for wind
wɪnd, Literary waɪnd; wɪndwind

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wind, air current, current of air(noun)

    air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

    "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"

  2. wind(noun)

    a tendency or force that influences events

    "the winds of change"

  3. wind(noun)


    "the collision knocked the wind out of him"

  4. wind, malarkey, malarky, idle words, jazz, nothingness(noun)

    empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

    "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"

  5. tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint(noun)

    an indication of potential opportunity

    "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

  6. wind instrument, wind(noun)

    a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath

  7. fart, farting, flatus, wind, breaking wind(noun)

    a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus

  8. wind, winding, twist(verb)

    the act of winding or twisting

    "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"

  9. weave, wind, thread, meander, wander(verb)

    to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

    "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

  10. wind, twist, curve(verb)

    extend in curves and turns

    "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"

  11. wind, wrap, roll, twine(verb)

    arrange or or coil around

    "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"

  12. scent, nose, wind(verb)

    catch the scent of; get wind of

    "The dog nosed out the drugs"

  13. wind, wind up(verb)

    coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem

    "wind your watch"

  14. wreathe, wind(verb)

    form into a wreath

  15. hoist, lift, wind(verb)

    raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

    "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wind(verb)

    to turn completely, or with repeated turns; especially, to turn about something fixed; to cause to form convolutions about anything; to coil; to twine; to twist; to wreathe; as, to wind thread on a spool or into a ball

  2. Wind(verb)

    to entwist; to infold; to encircle

  3. Wind(verb)

    to have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern

  4. Wind(verb)

    to introduce by insinuation; to insinuate

  5. Wind(verb)

    to cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine

  6. Wind(verb)

    to turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole

  7. Wind(verb)

    to have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees

  8. Wind(verb)

    to go to the one side or the other; to move this way and that; to double on one's course; as, a hare pursued turns and winds

  9. Wind(noun)

    the act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding

  10. Wind(noun)

    air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air

  11. Wind(noun)

    air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows

  12. Wind(noun)

    breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument

  13. Wind(noun)

    power of respiration; breath

  14. Wind(noun)

    air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind

  15. Wind(noun)

    air impregnated with an odor or scent

  16. Wind(noun)

    a direction from which the wind may blow; a point of the compass; especially, one of the cardinal points, which are often called the four winds

  17. Wind(noun)

    a disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing

  18. Wind(noun)

    mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words

  19. Wind(noun)

    the dotterel

  20. Wind(verb)

    to expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate

  21. Wind(verb)

    to perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game

  22. Wind(verb)

    to drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath

  23. Wind(verb)

    to rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe

  24. Wind(verb)

    to blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes

  25. Origin: [OE. winden, AS. windan; akin to OS. windan, D. & G. winden, OHG. wintan, Icel. & Sw. vinda, Dan. vinde, Goth. windan (in comp.). Cf. Wander, Wend.]


  1. WIND

    WIND "AM 560" is a radio station based in Chicago, Illinois, broadcasting its talk radio format on 560 kHz. Its current owner is Salem Media, a company specializing primarily in Christian radio. WIND is similar to many of Salem's other secular talk stations, airing a lineup consisting of syndicated conservative talkers including Glenn Beck, Michael Medved, Dennis Prager, Michael Savage, Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, and former Saturday Night Live star Dennis Miller. WIND currently airs three local shows on the weekdays, Big John & Amy, Steve Cochran, and Joe Walsh. WIND is the flagship station for Carl Amari's nationally-syndicated nostalgia & showbiz program "Hollywood 360" which airs Saturday evenings from 8 pm till Midnight. News headlines from Fox News Radio are aired hourly.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wind

    wind (poet. wīnd), n. air in motion: breath: flatulence: anything insignificant: the wind instruments in an orchestra: air impregnated with scent: a hint or suggestion of something secret, publicity: (slang) a part of the body near the stomach: a disease of sheep in which the inflamed intestines are distended by gases.—v.t. (wīnd) to sound or signal by blowing: to scent: (wind) to expose to the wind: to drive hard, so as to put out of breath: to allow to recover wind:—pr.p. wīnd′ing and wind′ing; pa.p. wind′ed and wound.—ns. Wind′age, the difference between the size of the bore of a gun and that of the ball or shell: the influence of the wind in deflecting a missile; Wind′bag, a person of mere words.—adjs. Wind′-bound, hindered from sailing by a contrary wind; Wind′-brō′ken, affected with convulsive breathing—of a horse; Wind′-chang′ing, fickle.—ns. Wind′-chart, a chart showing the direction of the wind; Wind′-chest, the box or reservoir that supplies compressed air to the pipes or reeds of an organ; Wind′-drop′sy, tympanites; Wind′-egg, an addle-egg, one soft-shelled or imperfectly formed; Wīnd′er, one who sounds a horn: one who, or that which, winds or rolls; Wind′fall, fruit blown off a tree by the wind: any unexpected money or other advantage.—adj. Windfall′en, blown down by wind.—ns. Wind′-flow′er, the wood-anemone; Wind′-fur′nace, any form of furnace using the natural draught of a chimney without aid of a bellows; Wind′-gall, a puffy swelling about the fetlock joints of a horse; Wind′-gauge, an instrument for gauging or measuring the velocity of the wind: an appliance fixed to a gun by means of which the force of the wind is ascertained so that allowance may be made for it in sighting; Wind′-gun, air-gun; Wind′-hō′ver, the kestrel.—adv. Wind′ily.—ns. Wind′iness; Wind′-in′strument, a musical instrument sounded by means of wind or by the breath.—adj. Wind′less, without wind.—ns. Wind′mill, a mill for performing any class of work in which fixed machinery can be employed, and in which the motive-power is the force of the wind acting on a set of sails; Wind′pipe, the passage for the breath between the mouth and lungs, the trachea.—adj. Wind′-rode (naut.), riding at anchor with head to the wind.—ns. Wind′rose, a graphic representation of the relative frequency of winds from different directions drawn with reference to a centre; Wind′row, a row of hay raked together to be made into cocks, a row of peats, &c., set up for drying; Wind′-sail (naut.), a wide funnel of canvas used to convey a stream of air below deck.—adj.

  2. Wind

    wīnd, v.t. to turn: to twist: to coil: to haul or hoist, as by a winch: to encircle: to change: (Spens.) to weave.—v.i. to turn completely or often: to turn round something: to twist: to move spirally: to meander: to beat about the bush:—pr.p. wīnd′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. wound.—n. Wīnd′er, one who winds: an instrument for winding: a twisting plant.—adj. Wīnd′ing, curving, full of bends: twisted.—n. a turning: a twist.—n. Wīnd′ing-en′gine, a machine for hoisting.—adv. Wīnd′ingly.—ns. Wīnd′ing-machine′, a twisting or warping machine; Wīnd′ing-sheet, a sheet enwrapping a corpse: the dripping grease which clings to the side of a candle; Wīnd′-up, the close.—Wind a ship, to turn her about end for end; Wind up, to come to a conclusion: to tighten, to excite very much: to give new life to: to adjust for final settlement: (Shak.) to restore to harmony. [A.S. windan; Ger. winden, Ice. vinda, Goth. windan. Cf. Wend, Wander.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Wind

    The motion of air relative to the earth's surface.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. WIND

    An aerial phenomenon, superinduced by an ephemeral agitation of the nebular strata, whereby air, (hot or cold), impelled into transitory activity, generates a prolonged passage through space, owing to certain occult ethereal stimuli, and results in zephyrs, breezes, blows, blow-outs, blizzards, gales, simoons, hurricanes, tornadoes or typhoons. Barred from Kansas Cyclone-cellars but frequently blended with Chicago tongue--canned or conversational.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. wind

    A stream or current of air which may be felt. The horizon being divided into 32 points (see COMPASS), the wind which blows from any of them has an assignable name.

Editors Contribution

  1. wind

    A crystal clear current of air.

    The air was crystal clear.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wind' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1478

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wind' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1600

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wind' in Nouns Frequency: #561

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wind' in Verbs Frequency: #660

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wind in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of wind in a Sentence

  1. Brian Deschanel:

    Never level with a fool, since, you'll wind up be leveled fool.

  2. Rick Hutcheon:

    I still think you're voting with the wind here, I don't know which way this is going to go, it's probably still too close to call.

  3. Justin Gatlin:

    I thought we could have broke 38( seconds) if we did not have that headwind, we wanted to play it safe on that backstretch from second to third( runners) because of the wind.

  4. Li Ganjie:

    Inspection is not 'a gust of wind' ... It will become a long-term mechanism to help local authorities to improve environmental quality.

  5. William Yeatman:

    Let’s remember that the need for energy storage systems is strictly a consequence of the intermittency of renewable energy sources like solar and wind, ... These companies benefit from the grants and indirectly from the inefficiencies of an industry that exists by the grace of political favoritism.

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