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Princeton's WordNet

  1. windmillnoun

    a mill that is powered by the wind

  2. windmill, aerogenerator, wind generatornoun

    generator that extracts usable energy from winds


  1. windmillnoun

    A machine which translates linear motion of wind to rotational motion by means of adjustable vanes called sails.

  2. windmillnoun

    The structure containing such machinery.

  3. windmillnoun

    A child's toy consisting of vanes mounted on a stick that rotate when blown by a person or by the wind.

  4. windmillnoun

    A dunk where the dunker swings his arm in a circular motion before throwing the ball through the hoop.

  5. windmillnoun

    A guitar move where the strumming hand mimics a turning windmill.

  6. windmillnoun

    The false shower.

  7. windmillverb

    To rotate (itself) with a sweeping motion.

    She ran down the hill, windmilling her arms with glee.

  8. windmillverb

    Of a rotating part of a machine, to (become disengaged and) rotate freely.

    The axle broke and the wheel windmilled in place briefly before careening through the wall.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Windmillnoun

    a mill operated by the power of the wind, usually by the action of the wind upon oblique vanes or sails which radiate from a horizontal shaft


  1. Windmill

    A windmill is a machine that converts the energy of wind into rotational energy by means of vanes called sails. Originally, windmills were developed for milling grain for food production. In the course of history, the windmill machinery was adapted to many other industrial uses. An important non-milling use is to pump water, either for land drainage or to extract groundwater.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of windmill in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of windmill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of windmill in a Sentence

  1. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Purpose necessitates one has a vision into their future. Without purpose and vision, your life will resemble a windmill without wind. Devoid of wind, the windmill cannot do its job and has ceased to function.

  2. Jay Parmley:

    When John Mosely’re the last Democrat standing, tilting at that windmill, that windmill is pretty hard.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    An unfree mind is just like a windmill inside the bell jar!

  4. Rasmu Helveg Petersen:

    With Horns Rev 3, Denmark is making windmill history through realizing a significant reduction in the cost of establishing offshore wind farms, the low price is not just good for Denmark, but also for the international green transition.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. ectomorphic
    • B. omnifarious
    • C. butch
    • D. contagious

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