Associations to the word «wind»


WIND, noun. (countable) (uncountable) Real or perceived movement of atmospheric air usually caused by convection or differences in air pressure.
WIND, noun. Air artificially put in motion by any force or action.
WIND, noun. (countable) (uncountable) The ability to breathe easily.
WIND, noun. News of an event, especially by hearsay or gossip - used with catch often in past tense
WIND, noun. (India and Japan) One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
WIND, noun. (uncountable) (colloquial) Flatus.
WIND, noun. Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument.
WIND, noun. A direction from which the wind may blow; a point of the compass; especially, one of the cardinal points, which are often called the "four winds".
WIND, noun. A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing.
WIND, noun. Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
WIND, noun. A bird, the dotterel.
WIND, noun. (boxing) (slang) The region of the solar plexus, where a blow may paralyze the diaphragm and cause temporary loss of breath or other injury.
WIND, verb. (transitive) To blow air through a wind instrument or horn to make a sound.
WIND, verb. (transitive) To cause (someone) to become breathless, often by a blow to the abdomen.
WIND, verb. (reflexive) To exhaust oneself to the point of being short of breath.
WIND, verb. (British) To turn a boat or ship around, so that the wind strikes it on the opposite side.
WIND, verb. (transitive) To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
WIND, verb. (transitive) To perceive or follow by scent.
WIND, verb. (transitive) To rest (a horse, etc.) in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe.
WIND, verb. (transitive) To turn a windmill so that its sails face into the wind.
WIND, verb. (transitive) To turn coils of (a cord or something similar) around something.
WIND, verb. (transitive) To tighten the spring of a clockwork mechanism such as that of a clock.
WIND, verb. To entwist; to enfold; to encircle.
WIND, verb. (ergative) To travel, or to cause something to travel, in a way that is not straight.
WIND, verb. To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.
WIND, verb. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
WIND, verb. To cover or surround with something coiled about.
WIND, noun. The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist.
WIND AT ONE'S BACK, noun. (idiomatic) Forward momentum; a boost in one's prospects for success due to favorable events or circumstances.
WIND BACK, verb. (transitive) To wind (a tape, cassette, or film, etc) towards the beginning; to rewind.
WIND BACK THE CLOCK, verb. (idiomatic) Figuratively to return in time to an earlier period of history.
WIND BAND, noun. A musical group consisting solely of woodwind and brass instruments.
WIND BANDS, noun. Plural of wind band
WIND CHILL, noun. (meteorology) A measure of how cold the atmosphere feels, taking not just actual temperature into account, but also wind, which can make the air considerably colder
WIND CHIMES, noun. A construction of small pieces of wood, glass, metal or ceramic suspended, outdoors, in such a way that they tinkle pleasantly when moved by the wind.
WIND DOWN, verb. (transitive) To lower by winding something.
WIND DOWN, verb. (intransitive) To slow; to become calmer or less busy.
WIND DOWN, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To relax; to get rid of stress.
WIND EGG, noun. An egg that is somehow lacking (e.g. lacking the yolk or the shell).
WIND EGG, noun. (figurative) Anything that is deficient in some way.
WIND FARM, noun. A collection of wind turbines, especially a large-scale array, used to generate electricity
WIND FARMS, noun. Plural of wind farm
WIND GAP, noun. (geography) A dry valley once occupied by a stream or river, since captured by another stream.
WIND HARP, noun. Aeolian harp.
WIND HARPS, noun. Plural of wind harp
WIND HOLD, noun. Alternative spelling of windhold
WIND HOLDS, noun. Plural of wind hold
WIND HORSE, noun. An allegory for the human soul in the shamanistic tradition of East and Central Asia.
WIND INSTRUMENT, noun. (musical instrument) A musical instrument that produces sound when air flows through it; reed instruments and brass instruments.
WIND INSTRUMENTALIST, noun. Someone who plays a wind instrument.
WIND INSTRUMENTALISTS, noun. Plural of wind instrumentalist
WIND INSTRUMENTS, noun. Plural of wind instrument
WIND MACHINE, noun. An electrically driven fan for generating currents of air during the production of films etc
WIND MILL, noun. Rare spelling of windmill.
WIND POWER, noun. Power harnessed from the wind.
WIND ROSE, noun. (meteorology) A diagram in which the speed and direction of the winds at a particular location are represented by lines of varying thickness and length superimposed on a compass rose.
WIND SCALE, noun. A measurement scale for wind speed.
WIND SCALES, noun. Plural of wind scale
WIND SHEAR, noun. (meteorology) (weather) A change of wind speed, direction, and magnitude.
WIND SOCK, noun. Alternative form of windsock
WIND SOCKS, noun. Plural of wind sock
WIND SPEED, noun. (meteorology) The local speed of the wind.
WIND SPEEDS, noun. Plural of wind speed
WIND STORM, noun. Alternative spelling of windstorm
WIND SWELL, noun. (surfing) waves generated by local winds.
WIND TILE, noun. (mahjong) Any of four tiles: east, south, west and north.
WIND TUNNEL, noun. A test facility through which air is forced in a controlled manner so as to study the effects of flow around airfoils, aircraft, motor cars etc.
WIND TUNNELS, noun. Plural of wind tunnel
WIND TURBINE, noun. A device for converting wind power into electricity.
WIND TURBINES, noun. Plural of wind turbine
WIND UP, noun. (British) A humorous attempt to fool somebody, a practical joke in which the victim is encouraged to believe something untrue.
WIND UP, verb. To end up; to arrive or result.
WIND UP, verb. To conclude, complete, or finish.
WIND UP, verb. To tighten by winding or twisting.
WIND UP, verb. To put (a clock, a watch, etc.) in a state of renewed or continued motion, by winding the spring, or that which carries the weight.
WIND UP, verb. To excite.
WIND UP, verb. (British) To play a prank, to take the mickey or mock.
WIND UP, verb. To dissolve a partnership or corporation and liquidate its assets.
WIND UP, verb. (baseball) To make the preparatory movements for a certain kind of pitch.
WIND UP ONE'S BOTTOMS, verb. (idiomatic) (obsolete) To finish a job.
WIND UPS, noun. Plural of wind up

Dictionary definition

WIND, noun. 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"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere".
WIND, noun. A tendency or force that influences events; "the winds of change".
WIND, noun. Breath; "the collision knocked the wind out of him".
WIND, noun. Empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz".
WIND, noun. An indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job".
WIND, noun. A musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath.
WIND, noun. A reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus.
WIND, noun. The act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind".
WIND, verb. To move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body".
WIND, verb. Extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest".
WIND, verb. Arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child".
WIND, verb. Catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs".
WIND, verb. Coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch".
WIND, verb. Form into a wreath.
WIND, verb. Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car".

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