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wind

noun

1 wind

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.

synonyms: air current, current of air.

Roget 274: velocity, speed, celerity; swiftness etc. adj.; rapidity, eagle speed; expedition etc. (activity) 682; pernicity; acceleration; ... show more

Roget 359: life, vitality, viability; animation; vital spark, vital flame, soul, spirit.    respiration, wind; breath of life, breath of one's nostrils; oxygen, air.    ... show more

Dutch: wind
Polish: wiatr



2 wind

A tendency or force that influences events.

3 wind

Breath.

4 wind

Empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk:
— That's a lot of wind.

synonyms: idle words, jazz, malarkey, malarky, nothingness.

5 wind

An indication of potential opportunity.

synonyms: confidential information, hint, lead, steer, tip.

Polish: cynk

6 wind

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

7 wind

A reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus.

synonyms: breaking wind, fart, farting, flatus.

Roget 349: wind, draught, flatus, afflatus, efflation, eluvium; air; breath, breath of air; puff, whiff, zephyr; blow, breeze, ... show more

Dutch: buikwind, een scheet laten, een wind laten, flatus, prot, scheet, veest, wind, windje
Polish: bąk

8 wind

The act of winding or twisting:
— He put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind.

synonyms: twist, winding.

Dutch: draai, draaibeweging, gang, toer, winding

verb

1 wind

To move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course:
— The river winds through the hills.

synonyms: meander, thread, wander, weave.

Roget 279: alter one's course, deviate, depart from, turn, trend; bend, curve etc. 245; swerve, heel, bear off; gybe, wear.    ... show more

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

Dutch: meanderen

2 wind

Extend in curves and turns:
— The road winds around the lake.

synonyms: curve, twist.

Dutch: kronkelen

3 wind

Arrange or or coil around.

synonyms: roll, twine, wrap.

Roget 248: be convoluted etc. adj.; wind, twine, turn and twist, twirl; wave, undulate, meander; inosculate; entwine, intwine; twist, ... show more

Dutch: omwinden

4 wind

Catch the scent of; get wind of.

synonyms: nose, scent.

5 wind

Coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem:
— Wind your watch.

synonym: wind up.

6 wind

Form into a wreath.

synonym: wreathe.

Dutch: opwinden

7 wind

Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help.

synonyms: hoist, lift.

Dutch: hijsen, ophijsen, opsjorren


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