Air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure:
— Trees bent under the fierce winds.
— When there is no wind, row.
A tendency or force that influences events.
Empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk:
— That's a lot of wind.
An indication of potential opportunity.
A musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by bellows or the human breath.
synonym: wind instrument.
Dutch: blaasinstrument, koelte, wind
Polish: aerofon, instrument dęty
A reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus.
Dutch: prot, een wind laten, een scheet laten, buikwind, flatus, scheet, veest, wind, windje
The act of winding or twisting:
— He put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind.
Dutch: draai, draaibeweging, gang, toer, winding
To move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course:
— The river winds through the hills.
Roget 311: turn, bend, wheel; go about, put about; heel; go round to the right about, turn round to the right about; turn on one's heel; make a circle, make a complete circle, describe a circle, describe a complete circle; go through 180 degrees, ... show more
Arrange or or coil around.
Coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem:
— Wind your watch.
synonym: wind up.
Form into a wreath.
Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help.
Dutch: hijsen, ophijsen, opsjorren
Moby thesaurus: Aqua-Lung, Vayu, Zephyr, Zephyrus, about ship, aerate, aerophone, air, air out, air-condition, air-cool, airify, allure, antelope, arch, arrow, artificial respiration, aspiration, asthmatic wheeze, back and fill ... show more.
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