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  1. wind
    IPA[wind]
  2. noun

    • 1. the perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction:

      the wind howled about the building an easterly wind gusts of wind
      Synonym : breeze, air current, current of air, gale, hurricane, draft, blow, zephyr
    • 2. relating to or denoting energy obtained from harnessing the wind with windmills or wind turbines.

    • 3. used to suggest something very fast, unrestrained, or changeable:

      run like the wind she could be as free and easy as the wind
    • 4. used in reference to an influence or tendency that cannot be resisted:

      a wind of change
    • 5. used in reference to an impending situation:

      he had seen which way the wind was blowing
    • 6. the rush of air caused by a fast-moving body.

    • 7. a scent carried by the wind, indicating the presence or proximity of an animal or person.

    • 8. breath as needed in physical exertion or in speech.

      Synonym : breath, puff
    • 9. the power of breathing without difficulty while running or making a similar continuous effort:

      he waited while Jerry got his wind back
    • 10. air swallowed while eating or gas generated in the stomach and intestines by digestion.

    • 11. empty, pompous, or boastful talk; meaningless rhetoric.

    • 12. wind instruments, or specifically woodwind instruments, forming a band or a section of an orchestra:

      these passages are most suitable for wind alone wind players
      Synonym : wind instruments.

    verb

    • 1. cause (someone) to have difficulty breathing because of exertion or a blow to the stomach:

      the fall nearly winded him
    • 2. detect the presence of (a person or animal) by scent:

      the birds could not have seen us or winded us
    • 3. sound (a bugle or call) by blowing:

      but scarce again his horn he wound
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: wind, plural noun: winds

    • v.: verb: wind, 3rd person present: winds, gerund or present participle: winding, past tense: winded, past participle: winded

    • verb

      move in or take a twisting or spiral course:

      pass (something) around a thing or person so as to encircle or enfold:

    • noun

      a twist or turn in a course.

      a single turn made when winding.

    • noun

      the perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction:

      used in reference to an impending situation:

    • verb

      cause (someone) to have difficulty breathing because of exertion or a blow to the stomach:

      make (a baby) bring up wind after feeding by patting its back:

    • verb

      move in or take a twisting or spiral course:

      pass (something) round a thing or person so as to encircle or enfold:

    • noun

      a twist or turn in a course.

      a single turn made when winding.

    • noun

      an injury to living tissue caused by a cut, blow, or other impact, typically one in which the skin is cut or broken:

      an injury to a person's feelings or reputation:

    • verb

      inflict an injury on (someone):

      injure (a person's feelings):

    • noun

      a twisting movement or course:

      a thing that winds or is wound around something.

    • adjective

      following a twisting or spiral course:
    • verb

      past and past participle of wind
    • noun

      a twisting movement or course:

      a thing that winds or is wound round something.

    • adjective

      following a twisting or spiral course:
    • noun

      an injury to living tissue caused by a cut, blow, or other impact, typically one in which the skin is cut or broken:

      an injury to a person's feelings or reputation:

    • verb

      inflict a wound on:

      injure (a person's feelings):

    • verb

      past and past participle of wind
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