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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. 
  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.  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. 
  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. 
  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 
  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. 
  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' 
  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]: 
  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 
  {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]: 
  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 
  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 
  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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