|1.||[ noun ] (meteorology) air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure|
"trees bent under the fierce winds" "when there is no wind, row"
|Related terms:||weather breeze gust monsoon draft headwind tailwind chinook doldrums east_wind harmattan calm_air thermal southwester khamsin northwest_wind monsoon north_wind prevailing_wind simoom south_wind squall southeaster catabatic_wind gale west_wind santa_ana high_wind fohn crosswind airstream air|
|2.||[ verb ] to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course|
|Synonyms:||thread meander wander weave|
"the river winds through the hills" "the path meanders through the vineyards" "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"
|Related terms:||travel snake wander|
|3.||[ verb ] wrap or coil around|
|Synonyms:||wrap roll twine|
"roll your hair around your finger" "Twine the thread around the spool"
|Related terms:||unwind move coil ball spool reel clue roll_up roll_up winder curler winder|
|4.||[ verb ] extend in curves and turns|
"The road winds around the lake"
|Related terms:||be circumvolute spiral snake curvature|
|5.||[ noun ] breath|
"the collision knocked the wind out of him"
|6.||[ noun ] a tendency or force that influences events|
"the winds of change"
|7.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19861|
|8.||[ verb ] coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem|
"wind your watch"
|Related terms:||tighten winder turn|
|9.||[ verb ] raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help|
"hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
|Related terms:||raise trice hoister lift hoist|
|10.||[ verb ] form into a wreath|
|11.||[ noun ] an indication of potential opportunity|
|Synonyms:||tip confidential_information steer hint lead|
"he got a tip on the stock market" "a good lead for a job"
|Related terms:||guidance hint|
|12.||[ noun ] (music) a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath|
|Related terms:||musical_instrument brass bagpipe ocarina kazoo free-reed_instrument pipe organ organ_pipe panpipe woodwind post_horn mouthpiece bell|
|13.||[ verb ] of springs|
|Related terms:||tighten turn|
|14.||[ noun ] empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; that's a lot of wind"|
|Synonyms:||jazz nothingness idle_words|
"don't give me any of that jazz"
|15.||[ verb ] catch the scent of; get wind of|
"The dog nosed out the drugs"
|Related terms:||smell sniff_out scent nose|
|16.||[ noun ] (biology,medicine) a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus|
|Synonyms:||flatus farting breaking_wind fart|
|Related terms:||reflex fart|
|17.||[ noun ] the act of winding or twisting|
"he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"