n. [[t]wɪnd,[/t]] lit. [[t]waɪnd[/t]] v. [[t]wɪnd[/t]]
1) cvb mer air in natural motion, as that moving horizontally at any velocity along the earth's surface, caused by temperature differentials in air
2) mer a gale; storm; hurricane
3) any stream of air, as that produced by a bellows or fan
4) mad
wind instrument
5) mad wind instruments collectively, as distinguished from percussion and strings
6) mad winds, the members of a band or orchestra playing wind instruments
7) breath or breathing:
to catch one's wind[/ex]
8) the power of breathing freely, as during continued exertion
9) any influential force or trend:
the winds of public opinion[/ex]
10) a hint or intimation:
to catch wind of a stock split[/ex]
11) air carrying an animal's odor or scent
12) empty talk; mere words
13) vanity; conceit
14) gas generated in the stomach and intestines
15) to expose to wind or air
16) to follow by the scent
17) to make short of wind or breath, as by vigorous exercise
18) to let recover breath, as by resting after exertion
19) to catch the scent or odor of game
Etymology: bef. 900; ME (n.), OE, c. OFris, OS wind, OHG wint, ON vindr, Go winds, L ventus syn: wind, breeze, zephyr, gust, blast refer to a current of air set in motion naturally. wind applies to air in motion, blowing with any degree of gentleness or violence: a strong wind; a westerly wind. A breeze is usu. a cool, light wind; technically, it is a wind of 4–31 mph: a refreshing breeze. zephyr, a literary word, refers to a soft, mild breeze: a zephyr whispering through palm trees. A gust is a sudden, brief rush of air: A gust of wind scattered the leaves. A blast is a brief but more violent rush of air, usu. a cold one: a wintry blast. II
[[t]waɪnd[/t]] v. wound [[t]waʊnd[/t]] or (Rare)wind•ed [[t]ˌwaɪn dɪd[/t]] wind•ing;
1) to take a frequently bending course; change direction; meander:
The stream winds through the forest[/ex]
2) to have a circular or spiral course or direction
3) to coil or twine about something
4) to proceed circuitously or indirectly
5) to undergo winding or winding up
6) to be twisted or warped, as a board
7) to encircle or wreathe, as with something twined, wrapped, or placed about
8) to roll or coil (thread, string, etc.) into a ball, on a spool, or the like (often fol. by up)
9) to remove or take off by unwinding (usu. fol. by off or from):
to wind thread off a bobbin[/ex]
10) to twine, fold, wrap, or place about something
11) to make (a mechanism) operational by turning a key, crank, etc. (often fol. by up):
to wind a clock[/ex]
12) to haul or hoist by means of a winch, windlass, or the like (often fol. by up)
13) cvb to make (one's or its way) in a bending or curving course
14) to make (one's or its way) by indirect, stealthy, or devious procedure:
wound his way into our confidence[/ex]
15) phv wind down
a) to bring or come to a gradual conclusion
b) to calm down; relax
16) phv wind up
a) to bring or come to a conclusion:
to wind up a campaign[/ex]
b) to end up:
to wind up in jail[/ex]
c) to make tense or nervous; excite:
She got all wound up before the game[/ex]
17) the act of winding
18) a single turn, twist, or bend of something wound
19) a twist producing an uneven surface
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE windan, c. OS windan, OHG wintan, ON vinda, Go biwindan; akin to wend, wander III
[[t]waɪnd, wɪnd[/t]] v. t. wind•ed or wound [[t]waʊnd[/t]] wind•ing
1) to blow (a horn, etc.)
2) to sound by blowing
Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME; v. use of wind I, with inflection influenced by wind II

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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