To wind is to take a path that is not straight.(verb)
An example of wind is a twisty path through the woods.
Wind is a breeze or the movement of air.(noun)
An example of wind is the way the air moves and makes the tree branches rustle.
Wind can also mean to wrap something around or to turn a handle of a clock so that the clock will work properly.(verb)
See wind in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME winden < OE windan, akin to ON vinda, Ger winden < IE base *wendh-, to turn, wind, twist > Arm gind, a ring
Origin: ME < OE, akin to ON vindr, Ger wind < IE *wentos (> L ventus) < base *we-, *awe-, to blow > weather
Origin: from the severe winds near its head
See wind in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English; see wē- in Indo-European roots.
verb wound wound (wound), wind·ing, winds verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English winden
Origin: , from Old English windan.
transitive verb wind·ed (wīnˈdĭd, wĭnˈ-) or wound (wound), wind·ing, winds
Origin: From wind1.
See wind in Ologies
an abnormal fear of wind.
Rare. the recording of the measurement of wind speed by an anemometer. —anemographic, adj.
the science of the winds. —anemological, adj.
an instrument for indicating wind velocity.
the measurement of wind speed and direction, often by an anemometrograph. —anemometric, anemometrical, adj.
wind-loving, said of plants that are fertilized only through the action of winds. —anemophile, n. —anemophilous, adj.
an abnormal fear of drafts or winds. —anemophobe, n.
an instrument for recording the direction of the wind.
a cold, dry wind that blows from the north or northeast in south central Europe.
a light wind, 4 to 27 knots on the Beaufort scale.
an atmospheric disturbance characterized by powerful winds spinning in the shape of a vertical cylinder or horizontal disk, accompanied by low pressure at the center. —cyclonic, adj.
the study of cyclones. —cyclonologist, n.
a warm, dry wind that blows down the side of a mountain, as on the north side of the Alps.
a strong wind, 28 to 55 knots on the Beaufort scale.
a heavy dust- or sandstorm of N. Africa, Arabia, and India.
a extremely strong wind, usually accompanied by foul weather, more than 65 knots on the Beaufort scale.
a strong east wind in the Mediterranean region.
a cold, dry wind that blows from the north in the south of France and vicinity.
a hot, dry, dust-bearing wind that blows from inland desert regions in southern California.
1. a hot, dry, dust-laden wind that blows on the northern Mediterranean coast from Africa.
2. a sultry southeast wind in the same regions.
3. a hot, oppressive wind of cyclonic origin, as in Kansas.
a highly localized, violent windstorm occurring over land, usually in the U.S. Midwest, characterized by a vertical, funnel-shaped cloud.
a cyclone or hurricane in the western Pacific Ocean.
any wind that has a spinning motion and is conflned to a small area in the shape of a vertical cylinder.
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