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windingmore about winding


  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. 
  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. 
  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 
  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.  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wind  \Wind\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Winded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  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. 
  a  To  drive  hard,  or  force  to  violent  exertion,  as  a 
  horse,  so  as  to  render  scant  of  wind;  to  put  out  of 
  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]: 
  Winding  \Wind"ing\,  n.  [From  {Wind}  to  blow.]  (Naut.) 
  A  call  by  the  boatswain's  whistle. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Winding  \Wind"ing\,  a.  [From  {Wind}  to  twist.] 
  Twisting  from  a  direct  line  or  an  even  surface;  circuitous. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Winding  \Wind"ing\,  n. 
  A  turn  or  turning;  a  bend;  a  curve;  flexure;  meander;  as  the 
  windings  of  a  road  or  stream. 
  To  nurse  the  saplings  tall,  and  curl  the  grove  With 
  ringlets  quaint,  and  wanton  windings  wove.  --Milton. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Winding  \Wind"ing\,  n. 
  The  material,  as  wire  or  rope,  wound  or  coiled  about 
  anything  or  a  single  round  or  turn  of  the  material;  as 
  (Elec.),  a  series  winding,  or  one  in  which  the  armature  coil, 
  the  field-magnet  coil,  and  the  external  circuit  form  a 
  continuous  conductor;  a  shunt  winding,  or  one  of  such  a 
  character  that  the  armature  current  is  divided,  a  portion  of 
  the  current  being  led  around  the  field-magnet  coils. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  {Out  of  harm's  way},  beyond  the  danger  limit;  in  a  safe 
  {Out  of  joint},  not  in  proper  connection  or  adjustment; 
  unhinged;  disordered.  ``The  time  is  out  of  joint.'' 
  {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 
  {Out  of  order},  not  in  proper  order  disarranged;  in 
  {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; 
  {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 
  {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 
  {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]: 
  adj  1:  marked  by  repeated  turns  and  bends;  "a  tortuous  road  up  the 
  mountain";  "winding  roads  are  full  of  surprises";  "had 
  to  steer  the  car  down  a  twisty  track"  [syn:  {tortuous}, 
  {twisting},  {twisty}] 
  2:  of  a  path  e.g.;  "meandering  streams";  "rambling  forest 
  paths";  "the  river  followed  its  wandering  course";  "a 
  winding  country  road"  [syn:  {meandering(a)},  {rambling},  {wandering(a)}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  winding  or  twisting;  "he  put  the  key  in  the  old 
  clock  and  gave  it  a  good  wind"  [syn:  {wind},  {twist}] 

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