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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wind  \Wind\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wound}  (wound)  (rarely 
  {Winded});  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Winding}.]  [OE.  winden,  AS 
  windan;  akin  to  OS  windan,  D.  &  G.  winden,  OHG.  wintan, 
  Icel.  &  Sw  vinda,  Dan.  vinde,  Goth.  windan  (in  comp.).  Cf 
  {Wander},  {Wend}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Whether  to  wind  The  woodbine  round  this  arbor. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  entwist;  to  infold;  to  encircle. 
 
  Sleep,  and  I  will  wind  thee  in  arms.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  have  complete  control  over  to  turn  and  bend  at  one's 
  pleasure;  to  vary  or  alter  or  will  to  regulate;  to 
  govern.  ``To  turn  and  wind  a  fiery  Pegasus.''  --Shak. 
 
  In  his  terms  so  he  would  him  wind.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Gifts  blind  the  wise,  and  bribes  do  please  And  wind 
  all  other  witnesses.  --Herrick. 
 
  Were  our  legislature  vested  in  the  prince,  he  might 
  wind  and  turn  our  constitution  at  his  pleasure. 
  --Addison. 
 
  4.  To  introduce  by  insinuation;  to  insinuate. 
 
  You  have  contrived  .  .  .  to  wind  Yourself  into  a 
  power  tyrannical.  --Shak. 
 
  Little  arts  and  dexterities  they  have  to  wind  in 
  such  things  into  discourse.  --Gov.  of 
  Tongue. 
 
  5.  To  cover  or  surround  with  something  coiled  about  as  to 
  wind  a  rope  with  twine. 
 
  {To  wind  off},  to  unwind;  to  uncoil. 
 
  {To  wind  out},  to  extricate.  [Obs.]  --Clarendon. 
 
  {To  wind  up}. 
  a  To  coil  into  a  ball  or  small  compass,  as  a  skein  of 
  thread;  to  coil  completely. 
  b  To  bring  to  a  conclusion  or  settlement;  as  to  wind  up 
  one's  affairs;  to  wind  up  an  argument. 
  c  To  put  in  a  state  of  renewed  or  continued  motion,  as  a 
  clock,  a  watch,  etc.,  by  winding  the  spring,  or  that 
  which  carries  the  weight;  hence  to  prepare  for 
  continued  movement  or  action  to  put  in  order  anew. 
  ``Fate  seemed  to  wind  him  up  for  fourscore  years.'' 
  --Dryden.  ``Thus  they  wound  up  his  temper  to  a 
  pitch.''  --Atterbury. 
  d  To  tighten  (the  strings)  of  a  musical  instrument,  so 
  as  to  tune  it  ``Wind  up  the  slackened  strings  of  thy 
  lute.''  --Waller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wind  \Wind\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  turn  completely  or  repeatedly;  to  become  coiled  about 
  anything  to  assume  a  convolved  or  spiral  form  as  vines 
  wind  round  a  pole. 
 
  So  swift  your  judgments  turn  and  wind.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  have  a  circular  course  or  direction;  to  crook;  to  bend; 
  to  meander;  as  to  wind  in  and  out  among  trees. 
 
  And  where  the  valley  winded  out  below,  The  murmuring 
  main  was  heard,  and  scarcely  heard,  to  flow. 
  --Thomson. 
 
  He  therefore  turned  him  to  the  steep  and  rocky  path 
  which  .  .  .  winded  through  the  thickets  of  wild 
  boxwood  and  other  low  aromatic  shrubs.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  The  lowing  herd  wind  ?lowly  o'er  the  lea.  --Gray. 
 
  To  wind  out  to  extricate  one's  self  to  escape. 
  Long  struggling  underneath  are  they  could  wind  Out 
  of  such  prison.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wind  \Wind\,  n. 
  The  act  of  winding  or  turning;  a  turn;  a  bend;  a  twist;  a 
  winding. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wind  \Wind\  (w[i^]nd,  in  poetry  and  singing  often  w[imac]nd; 
  277),  n.  [AS.  wind;  akin  to  OS.,  OFries.,  D.,  &  G.  wind,  OHG. 
  wint,  Dan.  &  Sw  vind,  Icel.  vindr,  Goth  winds,  W.  gwynt,  L. 
  ventus,  Skr.  v[=a]ta  (cf.  Gr  'ah`ths  a  blast,  gale,  'ah^nai 
  to  breathe  hard,  to  blow,  as  the  wind);  originally  a  p.  pr 
  from  the  verb  seen  in  Skr.  v[=a]  to  blow,  akin  to  AS 
  w[=a]wan,  D.  waaijen  G.  wehen,  OHG.  w[=a]en,  w[=a]jen,  Goth. 
  waian.  [root]131.  Cf  {Air},  {Ventail},  {Ventilate}, 
  {Window},  {Winnow}.] 
  1.  Air  naturally  in  motion  with  any  degree  of  velocity;  a 
  current  of  air. 
 
  Except  wind  stands  as  never  it  stood,  It  is  an  ill 
  wind  that  turns  none  to  good.  --Tusser. 
 
  Winds  were  soft,  and  woods  were  green.  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  Air  artificially  put  in  motion  by  any  force  or  action  as 
  the  wind  of  a  cannon  ball;  the  wind  of  a  bellows. 
 
  3.  Breath  modulated  by  the  respiratory  and  vocal  organs,  or 
  by  an  instrument. 
 
  Their  instruments  were  various  in  their  kind  Some 
  for  the  bow,  and  some  for  breathing  wind.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  Power  of  respiration;  breath. 
 
  If  my  wind  were  but  long  enough  to  say  my  prayers,  I 
  would  repent.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Air  or  gas  generated  in  the  stomach  or  bowels;  flatulence; 
  as  to  be  troubled  with  wind. 
 
  6.  Air  impregnated  with  an  odor  or  scent. 
 
  A  pack  of  dogfish  had  him  in  the  wind.  --Swift. 
 
  7.  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. 
 
  Come  from  the  four  winds,  O  breath,  and  breathe  upon 
  these  slain.  --Ezek. 
  xxxvii  9. 
 
  Note:  This  sense  seems  to  have  had  its  origin  in  the  East. 
  The  Hebrews  gave  to  each  of  the  four  cardinal  points 
  the  name  of  wind. 
 
  8.  (Far.)  A  disease  of  sheep,  in  which  the  intestines  are 
  distended  with  air,  or  rather  affected  with  a  violent 
  inflammation.  It  occurs  immediately  after  shearing. 
 
  9.  Mere  breath  or  talk;  empty  effort;  idle  words 
 
  Nor  think  thou  with  wind  Of  airy  threats  to  awe. 
  --Milton. 
 
  10.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  dotterel.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  Note:  Wind  is  often  used  adjectively,  or  as  the  first  part  of 
  compound  words 
 
  {All  in  the  wind}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {All},  n. 
 
  {Before  the  wind}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {Before}. 
 
  {Between  wind  and  water}  (Naut.),  in  that  part  of  a  ship's 
  side  or  bottom  which  is  frequently  brought  above  water  by 
  the  rolling  of  the  ship,  or  fluctuation  of  the  water's 
  surface.  Hence  colloquially,  (as  an  injury  to  that  part 
  of  a  vessel,  in  an  engagement,  is  particularly  dangerous) 
  the  vulnerable  part  or  point  of  anything 
 
  {Cardinal  winds}.  See  under  {Cardinal},  a. 
 
  {Down  the  wind}. 
  a  In  the  direction  of  and  moving  with  the  wind;  as 
  birds  fly  swiftly  down  the  wind. 
  b  Decaying;  declining;  in  a  state  of  decay.  [Obs.]  ``He 
  went  down  the  wind  still.''  --L'Estrange. 
 
  {In  the  wind's  eye}  (Naut.),  directly  toward  the  point  from 
  which  the  wind  blows. 
 
  {Three  sheets  in  the  wind},  unsteady  from  drink.  [Sailors' 
  Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wind  \Wind\,  v.  t.  [From  {Wind},  moving  air,  but  confused  in 
  sense  and  in  conjugation  with  wind  to  turn.]  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Wound}  (wound),  R.  {Winded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Winding}.] 
  To  blow;  to  sound  by  blowing;  esp.,  to  sound  with  prolonged 
  and  mutually  involved  notes.  ``Hunters  who  wound  their 
  horns.''  --Pennant. 
 
  Ye  vigorous  swains,  while  youth  ferments  your  blood,  . 
  .  .  Wind  the  shrill  horn.  --Pope. 
 
  That  blast  was  winded  by  the  king.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wind  \Wind\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Winded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Winding}.] 
  1.  To  expose  to  the  wind;  to  winnow;  to  ventilate. 
 
  2.  To  perceive  or  follow  by  the  scent;  to  scent;  to  nose;  as 
  the  hounds  winded  the  game. 
 
  3. 
  a  To  drive  hard,  or  force  to  violent  exertion,  as  a 
  horse,  so  as  to  render  scant  of  wind;  to  put  out  of 
  breath. 
  b  To  rest,  as  a  horse,  in  order  to  allow  the  breath  to 
  be  recovered;  to  breathe. 
 
  {To  wind  a  ship}  (Naut.),  to  turn  it  end  for  end  so  that  the 
  wind  strikes  it  on  the  opposite  side 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wind  \Wind\,  n.  (Boxing) 
  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.  [Slang  or  Cant] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {Out  of  harm's  way},  beyond  the  danger  limit;  in  a  safe 
  place 
 
  {Out  of  joint},  not  in  proper  connection  or  adjustment; 
  unhinged;  disordered.  ``The  time  is  out  of  joint.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  {Out  of  mind},  not  in  mind;  forgotten;  also  beyond  the  limit 
  of  memory;  as  time  out  of  mind. 
 
  {Out  of  one's  head},  beyond  commanding  one's  mental  powers; 
  in  a  wandering  state  mentally;  delirious.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Out  of  one's  time},  beyond  one's  period  of  minority  or 
  apprenticeship. 
 
  {Out  of  order},  not  in  proper  order  disarranged;  in 
  confusion. 
 
  {Out  of  place},  not  in  the  usual  or  proper  place  hence  not 
  proper  or  becoming. 
 
  {Out  of  pocket},  in  a  condition  of  having  expended  or  lost 
  more  money  than  one  has  received. 
 
  {Out  of  print},  not  in  market,  the  edition  printed  being 
  exhausted;  --  said  of  books,  pamphlets,  etc 
 
  {Out  of  the  question},  beyond  the  limits  or  range  of 
  consideration;  impossible  to  be  favorably  considered. 
 
  {Out  of  reach},  beyond  one's  reach;  inaccessible. 
 
  {Out  of  season},  not  in  a  proper  season  or  time;  untimely; 
  inopportune. 
 
  {Out  of  sorts},  wanting  certain  things  unsatisfied;  unwell; 
  unhappy;  cross.  See  under  {Sort},  n. 
 
  {Out  of  temper},  not  in  good  temper;  irritated;  angry. 
 
  {Out  of  time},  not  in  proper  time;  too  soon,  or  too  late. 
 
  {Out  of  time},  not  in  harmony;  discordant;  hence  not  in  an 
  agreeing  temper;  fretful. 
 
  {Out  of  twist},  {winding},  or  {wind},  not  in  warped 
  condition;  perfectly  plain  and  smooth;  --  said  of 
  surfaces. 
 
  {Out  of  use},  not  in  use  unfashionable;  obsolete. 
 
  {Out  of  the  way}. 
  a  On  one  side  hard  to  reach  or  find  secluded. 
  b  Improper;  unusual;  wrong 
 
  {Out  of  the  woods},  not  in  a  place  or  state,  of  obscurity  or 
  doubt;  free  from  difficulty  or  perils;  safe.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Out  to  out},  from  one  extreme  limit  to  another,  including 
  the  whole  length,  breadth,  or  thickness;  --  applied  to 
  measurements. 
 
  {Out  West},  in  or  towards,  the  West;  specifically,  in  some 
  Western  State  or  Territory.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {To  come  out},  {To  cut  out},  {To  fall  out},  etc  See  under 
  {Come},  {Cut},  {Fall},  etc 
 
  {To  put  out  of  the  way},  to  kill;  to  destroy. 
 
  {Week  in  week  out}.  See  {Day  in  day  out}  (above). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wind 
  n  1:  air  moving  (sometimes  with  considerable  force)  from  an  area 
  of  high  pressure  to  an  area  of  low  pressure;  "trees  bent 
  under  the  fierce  winds" 
  2:  a  tendency  or  force  that  influences  events;  "the  winds  of 
  change" 
  3:  breath;  "the  collision  knocked  the  wind  out  of  him" 
  4:  empty  or  insincere  or  exaggerated  talk;  that's  a  lot  of 
  wind";  "don't  give  me  any  of  that  jazz"  [syn:  {idle  words}, 
  {jazz},  {nothingness}] 
  5:  an  indication  of  potential  opportunity;  "he  got  a  tip  on  the 
  stock  market";  "a  good  lead  for  a  job"  [syn:  {tip},  {lead}, 
  {steer},  {confidential  information},  {hint}] 
  6:  a  musical  instrument  in  which  the  sound  is  produced  by  an 
  enclosed  column  of  air  that  is  moved  by  the  breath  [syn:  {wind 
  instrument}] 
  7:  a  reflex  that  expels  intestinal  gas  through  the  anus  [syn:  {fart}, 
  {farting},  {flatus},  {breaking  wind}] 
  8:  the  act  of  winding  or  twisting;  "he  put  the  key  in  the  old 
  clock  and  gave  it  a  good  wind"  [syn:  {winding},  {twist}] 
  v  1:  to  move  or  cause  to  move  in  a  sinuous,  spiral,  or  circular 
  course:  the  river  winds  through  the  hills.  [syn:  {weave}, 
  {thread},  {meander}] 
  2:  extend  in  curves  and  turns;  "The  road  winds  around  the  lake" 
  [syn:  {curve}] 
  3:  wrap  around  move  around  [syn:  {wrap},  {roll}]  [ant:  {unwind}] 
  4:  catch  the  scent  of  get  wind  of  "The  dog  nosed  out  the 
  drugs"  [syn:  {scent},  {nose}] 
  5:  of  springs  [syn:  {wind  up}] 
  6:  form  into  a  wreath  [syn:  {wreathe}] 
  7:  raise  or  haul  up  with  or  as  if  with  mechanical  help;  "hoist 
  the  bicycle  onto  the  roof  of  the  car"  [syn:  {hoist},  {lift}] 
  8:  tighten  the  spring  of  (a  mechanisms);  wind  up  the  toy"  [syn: 
  {wind  up}] 




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