What does windy mean?

Definitions for windy
ˈwɪn diwindy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blowy, breezy, windyadjective

    abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes

    "blowy weather"; "a windy bluff"

  2. airy, impractical, visionary, Laputan, windyadjective

    not practical or realizable; speculative

    "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"

  3. windyadjective

    resembling the wind in speed, force, or variability

    "a windy dash home"

  4. long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordyadjective

    using or containing too many words

    "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Windyadjective

    Etymology: from wind.

    See what showers arise,
    Blown with the windy tempest of my soul
    Upon thy wounds, that kill mine eyes and heart. William Shakespeare.

    Subtile or windy spirits are taken off by incension or evaporation. Francis Bacon.

    Lady, you have a merry heart.
    ———— Yes, my lord, I thank it, poor fool,
    It keeps on the windy side of care. William Shakespeare.

    Why should calamity be full of words?
    ———— Windy attorneys to their client woes,
    Poor breathing orators of miseries. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    What windy joy this day had I conceiv’d,
    Hopeful of his deliv’ry, which now proves
    Abortive as the first-born bloom of Spring,
    Nipt with the lagging rear of Winter’s frost. John Milton.

    Look, here’s that windy applause, that poor transitory pleasure, for which I was dishonoured. South.

    Of ev’ry nation, each illustrious name
    Such toys as these have cheated into fame,
    Exchanging solid quiet to obtain
    The windy satisfaction of the brain. John Dryden, Juvenal.

    On this windy sea of land the fiend
    Walk’d up and down. John Milton.

    It is not bare agitation, but the sediment at the bottom, that troubles and defiles the water; and when we see it windy and dusty, the wind does not make but only raise dust. South.

    In such a windy colic, water is the best remedy after a surfeit of fruit. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Windy

    consisting of wind; accompanied or characterized by wind; exposed to wind

  2. Windy

    next the wind; windward

  3. Windy

    tempestuous; boisterous; as, windy weather

  4. Windy

    serving to occasion wind or gas in the intestines; flatulent; as, windy food

  5. Windy

    attended or caused by wind, or gas, in the intestines

  6. Windy

    fig.: Empty; airy

  7. Etymology: [AS. windig.]

Freebase

  1. Windy

    "Windy" is a pop music song written by Ruthann Friedman and recorded by The Association. Released in 1967, the song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of that year. Later in 1967, an instrumental version by jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery became his biggest Hot 100 hit when it peaked at #44. "Windy" was The Association's second U.S. number-one, following "Cherish" in 1966. According to rumor, the original lyrics by Ruthann Friedman were about a man and The Association changed them to be about a woman. "There are many explanations of who Windy actually was in Ruthann's life. She would have you know, she being me, Ruthann Friedman, that none of them are true. Windy was indeed a female and purely a fictitious character who popped into my head one fine day in 1967... During the recording session the Association members, sure that they were in the middle of recording a hit, called the song writer, me again, in to sing on the fade at the end. I can be heard singing a blues harmony as the song fades out..." Session musician Hal Blaine was brought in to play drums.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of windy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of windy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of windy in a Sentence

  1. Major General Binoj Basnet:

    We are trying to air drop our troops to the spot. It is windy, about 40 ground forces are also going towards the site. It will take them up to 1-1/2 hours to reach.

  2. Allyson Gantt:

    There's just something magical about this place with the clear dark water below and the soft wispy cypress needles above, the cypress trees are usually covered with bromeliads, spiky air plants that gather water from dew and rain and simply use their host trees for support. On a windy day, the cypress trees clatter just a little bit as they brush up against each other.

  3. Tom Sawyer:

    Then my Uncle Randy, who’s my dad’s twin brother, died just before last year’s bowhunt, so Dad and I just didn’t feel up to it last fall; the three of us had always done everything together. But this year we were ready. We were hunting this new property in Missouri, and the activity seemed to all be happening on this remote section of the farm, where some CRP met a creek. I went back there and tucked in to a patch of willows, right on the ground. I rattled and had four small bucks trot right in and never see me, so I liked the setup. A while later, a big doe came out in the grass—and right behind her was this giant. I had one long shot at him but it was windy and I passed it. He was walking away when I rattled once, and he ignored it. Then I looked up to the sky and said, ‘Bring him in to me Uncle Randy.’ I hit the horns hard, and the buck spun around and walked right in for the shot. The biggest buck I’d shot before him was 140 inches, and I like to think my uncle had a big part of this special buck.

  4. Zhu Keming:

    The weather that day was really uncommon. It was foggy and raining and windy and sometimes hailing. That kind of weather is really rare.

  5. Ted Richards:

    I went to the supermarket the other day and I went in I said, ‘Blimey, it’s so windy out there; it blew my ears off,’ and everyone had a chuckle.

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