What does winder mean?

Definitions for winder
ˈwaɪn dərwinder

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. windernoun

    a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)

  2. winder, keynoun

    mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)

  3. windernoun

    mechanical device around which something can be wound


  1. windernoun

    A textile worker, or machine, that winds cloth

  2. windernoun

    A spool around which something is wound

  3. windernoun

    A key or knob for winding a clock, watch or clockwork mechanism

  4. windernoun

    One of the steps of a spiral staircase

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Windernoun

    Etymology: from wind.

    To keep troublesome servants out of the kitchen, leave the winder sticking on the jack to fall on their heads. Jonathan Swift.

    Plants that put forth their sap hastily, have their bodies not proportionable to their length; and therefore they are winders and creepers, as ivy and bryony. Francis Bacon, Natural History.


  1. winder

    A winder is a device, tool, or machine which is used to wind or coil something such as tape, rope, wire, thread, yarn, or film onto a spool, reel, or bobbin. Winders can differ greatly in their design depending on what they are used to wind. Examples include a watch winder that helps maintain the automatic movement in mechanical watches or a yarn winder in knitting and weaving. It's also used to refer to a set of stairs that changes direction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Windernoun

    one who, or that which, winds; hence, a creeping or winding plant

  2. Windernoun

    an apparatus used for winding silk, cotton, etc., on spools, bobbins, reels, or the like

  3. Windernoun

    one in a flight of steps which are curved in plan, so that each tread is broader at one end than at the other; -- distinguished from flyer

  4. Winder

    to fan; to clean grain with a fan

  5. Windernoun

    a blow taking away the breath

  6. Winderverb

    to wither; to fail

  7. Etymology: [Prov. E. winder a fan, and to winnow. . Cf. Winnow.]


  1. Winder

    Winder is a city in Barrow County, Georgia, United States. The population was 14,099 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Barrow County. The first syllable of Winder is pronounced like "wine". This city is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Winder is ranked #6192 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Winder surname appeared 5,527 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Winder.

    69.3% or 3,834 total occurrences were White.
    23.5% or 1,302 total occurrences were Black.
    3.5% or 196 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 116 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 41 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 38 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of winder in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of winder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of winder in a Sentence

  1. David Wilson:

    We ’d been told if anybody got left behind, stay put and they ’d be back within five to ten minutes... that’s what we did, but we stayed there for two and a half hours and no one came back. It was getting windier and winder, freezing cold, and it got to just before dark and we could see the trail in front of us so we thought we’ve got to try and follow this trail.

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