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Definition of Wind


  1. The region of the pit of the stomach, where a blow may paralyze the diaphragm and cause temporary loss of breath or other injury; the mark.
  2. To turn completely, or with repeated turns; especially, to turn about something fixed; to cause to form convolutions about anything; to coil; to twine; to twist; to wreathe; as, to wind thread on a spool or into a ball.
  3. To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
  4. To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.
  5. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
  6. To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.
  7. To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole.
  8. To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.
  9. To go to the one side or the other; to move this way and that; to double on one's course; as, a hare pursued turns and winds.
  10. The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.
  11. Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.
  12. Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.
  13. Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument.
  14. Power of respiration; breath.
  15. Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind.
  16. Air impregnated with an odor or scent.
  17. 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.
  18. A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing.
  19. Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
  20. The dotterel.
  21. To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
  22. To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game.
  23. To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.
  24. To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe.
  25. To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.
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Wind Translations

wind in Afrikaans is wind
wind in Danish is vind
wind in Dutch is op een klos winden, winden, spoelen
wind in German is blasen, wind, ab und aufspulen, aufwickeln, Wind
wind in Italian is avvoltare, avvolgere, soffiare, vento
wind in Latin is ventus
wind in Norwegian is vind
wind in Portuguese is vento
wind in Spanish is viento