Webster Definition for "wind"

1. wind \' wind, archaic or poetic 'wi-nd\ n
[ME, fr. OE; akin to OHG wint wind, L ventus, Gk ae -nai to] often attrib blow, Skt va-ti it blows 1a: a natural movement of air of any velocity; esp : air in natural motion horizontally 1b: an artificially produced movement of air 2a: a destructive force or influence 2b: a force or agency that carries along or influences : TENDENCY, TREND 3a: BREATH 3b: BREATH 3c: the pit of the stomach : SOLAR PLEXUS 4: gas generated in the stomach or the intestines 5a: compressed air or gas archaic 5b: AIR 6: something that is insubstantial : as 6a: mere talk : idle words 6b: NOTHING, NOTHINGNESS 6c: vain self- satisfaction 7a: air carrying a scent (as of a hunter or game) 7b: slight information esp. about something secret : INTIMATION 8a: musical wind instruments esp. as distinguished from strings and percuss ion pl 8b: players of wind instruments 9a: a direction from which the wind may blow : a point of the compass; Xesp : one of the cardinal points 9b: the direction from which the wind is blowing : to become excited or alarmed : to be on the scent of 1: to be to windward of 2: to be on the scent of 3: to have a superior position to : about to happen : ASTIR, AFOOT 1: CLOSE- HAULED 2: close to a point of danger : near the permissible limit : away from the direction from which the wind is blowing 1: to leeward 2: in a place protected from the wind : under the lee - get the wind up

2. wind \' wind\ vt 1: to detect or follow by scent 2: to expose to the air or wind : dry by exposing to air 3: to make short of breath 4: to regulate the wind supply of (an organ pipe) 5: to rest (as a horse) in order to allow the breath to be recovered 1: to scent game dial 2: to pause for breath

3. wind \'wi-nd, ' wind\ \'wi-n-d*d, ' win-\ \' wau.nd\ vb or wind.ed or wound; or wind. ing [1 wind] 1: to cause (as a horn) to sound by blowing : BLOW { little fishi ng boats ~ their conchs -Mary H. Vorse} 2: to sound (as a call or note) on a horn { wound a rousing call mR.L. Stevenson} : to produce a sound on a horn

4. wind \'wi-nd\ \' wau.nd\ vb or wound also wind.ed; also wind. ing [ME winden, fr. OE windan to twist, move with speed or force, brand] ish; akin to OHG wintan to wind, Umbrian ohavendu let him turn aside 1: BEND, WARP 2: to have a curving course or shape : extend in curves 3: to move so as to encircle 4: to turn when lying at anchor obs 1a: WEAVE 1b: ENTANGLE, INVOLVE 1c: to introduce sinuously or stealthily : INSINUATE 2a: to encircle or cover with something pliable : bind with loops or lay ers 2b: to turn completely or repeatedly about an object : COIL, TW INE 2c1: to hoist or haul by means of a rope or chain and a windlass 2c2: to move (a ship) by hauling on a capstan 2d1: to tighten the spring of {~ a clock ~ up a toy train} obs 2d2: to make tighter : TIGHTEN, TUNE, CRANK { woun d down the car window} 2e: to raise to a high level (as of excitement or tension) 3a: to cause to move in a curving line or path archaic 3b: to turn the course of; esp : to lead (a person) as one wishes 3c1: to cause (as a ship) to change direction : TURN 3c2: to turn (a ship) end for end 3d: to traverse on a curving course { the river ~s the valley } 3e: to effect by curving - wind.er n

5. wind \'wi-nd\ n 1: a mechanism (as a winch) for winding 2: an act of winding : the state of being wound 3: COIL, TURN 4: a particular method of winding

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