HyperDic: wind

English > 15 senses of the word wind:
NOUNphenomenonwind, air current, current of airair moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
phenomenonwinda tendency or force that influences events
actwindbreath
communicationwind, malarkey, malarky, idle words, jazz, nothingnessempty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
communicationwind, tip, lead, steer, confidential information, hintan indication of potential opportunity
artifactwind, wind instrumenta musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
actwind, fart, farting, flatus, breaking winda reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
actwind, winding, twistthe act of winding or twisting
VERBmotionwind, weave, thread, meander, wanderto move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
stativewind, twist, curveextend in curves and turns
contactwind, wrap, roll, twinearrange or or coil around
perceptionwind, scent, nosecatch the scent of
contactwind, wind upcoil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
contactwind, wreatheform into a wreath
contactwind, hoist, liftraise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
wind > pronunciation
Soundsway'nd; wih'nd
Rhymesaffined ... unwind: 39 rhymes with aynd...
chagrined ... woodwind: 17 rhymes with ihnd...
English > wind: 15 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningAir moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure.
Examples
  • "trees bent under the fierce winds"
  • "when there is no wind, row"
Synonymsair current, current of air
NarrowerSanta AnaA strong hot dry wind that blows in winter from the deserts of southern California toward the Pacific Coast
airstreamA relatively well-defined prevailing wind
breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, airA slight wind (usually refreshing)
calm air, calmwind moving at less than 1 knot
chinook, chinook wind, snow eaterA warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
crosswindwind blowing across the path of a ship or aircraft
doldrumsA belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific
draft, draughtA current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
east wind, easter, easterlyA wind from the east
fohn, foehnA warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps
galeA strong wind moving 45-90 knots
gust, blast, blowA strong current of air
harmattanA dusty wind from the Sahara that blows toward the western coast of Africa during the winter
headwindwind blowing opposite to the path of a ship or aircraft
high windA very strong wind
katabatic wind, catabatic windA wind caused by the downward motion of cold air
khamsinAn oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring
languorOppressively still air
monsoonA seasonal wind in southern Asia
monsoonAny wind that changes direction with the seasons
north wind, northerly, norther, boreasA wind that blows from the north
northwest wind, northwesterA wind from the northwest
prevailing windThe predominant wind direction
simoom, simoon, samielA violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
south wind, souther, southerlyA wind from the south
southeaster, sou'easterA strong wind from the southeast
southwester, sou'westerA strong wind from the southwest
squallsudden violent winds
tailwindwind blowing in the same direction as the path of a ship or aircraft
thermalRising current of warm air
west wind, westerwind that blows from west to east
Broaderweather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric conditionThe atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
SubstancesairA mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing
Spanishaire, viento
Catalanaire, vent
Adjectiveswindyresembling the wind in speed, force, or variability
windyabounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes
English > wind: 15 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningA tendency or force that influences events.
Example"the winds of change"
BroaderinfluenceThe effect of one thing (or person) on another
English > wind: 15 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningbreath.
Example"the collision knocked the wind out of him"
Broaderexhalation, expiration, breathing outThe act of expelling air from the lungs
Spanishaliento
English > wind: 15 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningEmpty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk.
Example"that's a lot of wind"
Synonymsmalarkey, malarky, idle words, jazz, nothingness
Broadertalk, talkingAn exchange of ideas via conversation
Spanishcharla frívola, frivolidades, malarky, payasadas
Catalanconversa frívola, frivolitats, malarky
Adjectiveswindyusing or containing too many words
English > wind: 15 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningAn indication of potential opportunity.
Synonymstip, lead, steer, confidential information, hint
Broaderguidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, directionSomething that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
Spanishaviso, consejo, filtración, idea, indicación, información confidencial, información, ventaja
Catalanconsell, idea, indicació
English > wind: 15 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath.
Synonymwind instrument
PartsbellThe flared opening of a tubular device
mouthpiece, embouchureThe aperture of a wind instrument into which the player blows directly
Narrowerbrass, brass instrumentA wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
free-reed instrumentA wind instrument with a free reed
kazooA toy wind instrument that has a membrane that makes a sound when you hum into the mouthpiece
ocarina, sweet potatoegg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
organ, pipe organwind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
organ pipe, pipe, pipeworkThe flues and stops on a pipe organ
pipeA tubular wind instrument
post hornwind instrument used by postilions of the 18th and 19th centuries
whistleA small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it
woodwind, woodwind instrument, woodAny wind instrument other than the brass instruments
Broadermusical instrument, instrumentAny of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
Spanishaerófono, instrumento de viento
Catalaninstrument de vent
English > wind: 15 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningA reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus.
Synonymsfart, farting, flatus, breaking wind
Broaderreflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reactionAn automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
Spanishaire, cuesco, flatulencia, gas, pedo, ventosidad
Catalanaire, gas, pet, ventositat
English > wind: 15 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningThe act of winding or twisting.
Example"he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
Synonymswinding, twist
Broaderrotation, rotary motionThe act of rotating as if on an axis
Spanishvuelta
Catalanbobinatge, volta
Verbswindcoil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
English > wind: 15 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTo move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"the river winds through the hills"
Synonymsweave, thread, meander, wander
NarrowersnakeMove along a winding path
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar towanderGo via an indirect route or at no set pace
Spanisharremolinar, serpentear, zigzaguear
Catalanarremolinar, serpejar, serpentejar, vagar
English > wind: 15 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningExtend in curves and turns.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The road winds around the lake"
Synonymstwist, curve
Narrowercircumvolutewind or turn in volutions, especially in an inward spiral, as of snail
snakeform a snake-like pattern
spiralform a spiral / spiral
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishserpentear, zigzaguear
Catalanserpejar, serpentejar
English > wind: 15 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningArrange or or coil around.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
ModelThey wind the wire around the stick; The wires wind around the stick
Synonymswrap, roll, twine
Narrowerballform into a ball by winding or rolling
clue, clewRoll into a ball
coil, loop, curlwind around something in coils or loops
reelwind onto or off a reel
spoolwind onto a spool or a reel
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Oppositeunwind, wind off, unrollreverse the winding or twisting of
Spanisharrollar, enrollar, envolver, girar, la guita
Catalancircumdar, embolicar, encerclar, enrotllar, envoltar, girar, voltar
Nounswindermechanical device around which something can be wound
windera worker who winds / winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
English > wind: 15 senses > verb 4, perception
Meaningcatch the scent of; get wind of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsscent, nose
Broadersmellinhale the odor of
Spanisharomar, husmear, olfatear
Catalanensumar, flairar, olorar
English > wind: 15 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningcoil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"wind your watch"
Synonymwind up
Entailsturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
NarrowerrewindWind (up) again
Broadertighten, fastenmake tight / tight or tighter / tighter
Catalanaixecar, pujar
Nounswindthe act of winding or twisting
windermechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
windera worker who winds / winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
English > wind: 15 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningform into a wreath.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymwreathe
Broaderintertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lacespin,wind, or twist together
Spanishenrollar, envolver
Catalanembolicar, enrotllar, trenar
English > wind: 15 senses > verb 7, contact
MeaningRaise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymshoist, lift
Narrowertrice, trice uphoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
Broaderraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanishelevar, enarbolar, izar, levantar, subir
Catalanaixecar, alçar, elevar, hissar, pujar

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