Definitions of WIND in various dictionaries:
air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
a tendency or force that influences events
empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
an indication of potential opportunity
a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
the act of winding or twisting
to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
extend in curves and turns
arrange or or coil around
catch the scent of
coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
form into a wreath
raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
Moving air, especially a natural and perceptible movement of air parallel to or along the ground.
A movement of air generated artificially, as by bellows or a fan.
The direction from which a movement of air comes: The wind is north-northwest.
A movement of air coming from one of the four cardinal points of the compass: the four winds.
Moving air carrying sound, an odor, or a scent.
Breath, especially normal or adequate breathing; respiration: had the wind knocked out of them.
Gas produced in the stomach or intestines during digestion; flatulence.
The brass and woodwinds sections of a band or an orchestra.
Wind instruments or their players considered as a group.
Something that disrupts or destroys: the winds of war.
A tendency; a trend: the winds of change.
Information, especially of something concealed; intimation: Trouble will ensue if wind of this scandal gets out.
Speech or writing empty of meaning; verb iage.
Futile or idle labor or thought.
To expose to free movement of air; ventilate or dry.
To detect the smell of; catch a scent of.
To pursue by following a scent.
To cause to be out of or short of breath.
In the same direction as the wind.
Close to the wind.
In a direction away from the wind.
To the leeward.
In a direction opposite or nearly opposite the wind.
To wrap (something) around a center or another object once or repeatedly: wind string around a spool.
To wrap or encircle (an object) in a series of coils; entwine: wound her injured leg with a bandage; wound the waist of the gown with lace and ribbons.
To go along (a curving or twisting course): wind a path through the mountains.
To proceed on (one’s way) with a curving or twisting course.
To introduce in a disguised or devious manner; insinuate: He wound a plea for money into his letter.
To turn (a crank, for example) in a series of circular motions.
To coil the spring of (a mechanism) by turning a stem or cord, for example: wind a watch.
To coil (thread, for example), as onto a spool or into a ball.
To remove or unwind (thread, for example), as from a spool: wound the line off the reel.
To lift or haul by means of a windlass or winch: Wind the pail to the top of the well.
To move in or have a curving or twisting course: a river winding through a valley.
To move in or have a spiral or circular course: a column of smoke winding into the sky.
To be coiled or spiraled: The vine wound about the trellis.
To be twisted or whorled into curved forms.
To proceed misleadingly or insidiously in discourse or conduct.
To become wound: a clock that winds with difficulty.
The act of winding.
A single turn, twist, or curve.
To diminish gradually in energy, intensity, or scope: The party wound down as guests began to leave.
To relax; unwind.
To come or bring to a finish; end: when the meeting wound up; wind up a project.
To put in order; settle: wound up her affairs before leaving the country.
To arrive in a place or situation after or because of a course of action: took a long walk and wound up at the edge of town; overspent and wound up in debt.
To swing back the arm and raise the foot in preparation for pitching the ball.
To blow (a wind instrument).
To sound by blowing.
adj - to pass around an object or fixed center [v WOUND or WINDED, WINDING, WINDS] : WINDABLE