NounWind (countable and uncountable; plural Winds)
- (countable, uncountable) Real or perceived movement of atmospheric air usually caused by convection or differences in air pressure.
- The wind blew through her hair as she stood on the deck of the ship.
- As they accelerated onto the motorway, the wind tore the plywood off the car's roof-rack.
- The winds in Chicago are fierce.
- (countable, uncountable) The ability to exert oneself without feeling short of breath.
- After the second lap he was already out of wind.
- Give me a minute before we jog the next mile — I need a second wind.
- (India and Japan) One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
- (uncountable, colloquial) Flatus.
- Ewww. Someone passed wind.
- (movement of air): breeze, draft, gale; see also Thesaurus:wind
- (flatus): gas (US); see also Thesaurus:flatus
- (transitive) To blow air through a wind instrument or horn to make a sound.
- (transitive) To cause (someone) to become breathless, often by a blow to the abdomen.
- The boxer was winded during round two.
- (reflexive) To exhaust oneself to the point of being short of breath.
- I can’t run another step — I’m winded.
- (transitive) To turn coils of (a cord or something similar) around something.
- Please wind up that kite string.
- (transitive) To tighten the spring of the clockwork mechanism such as that of a clock.
- Please wind up that old-fashioned alarm clock.
- (ergative) To travel, or to cause something to travel, in a way that is not straight.
- The river winds through the plain.
- 1969: Paul McCartney
- The long and winding road / That leads to your door / Will never disappear.
Adjectives for Wind
crannying; worldly; southerly; good; swift; ill; cruel; biting; wandering; whispering; boisterous; hurtling; rolling; rough; poisonous; shrill; mad; curdling; dew-impearled; wild; chilling; whimsical; ocean; continuous; noiseless; streaming; sharp; rising; wailing; wanton; rude; nimble; special spleenless; contrary; passing; foul; bleak whitening; viewless; red-hot; roaring crackling; fierce; gentle; dirty; sunny; bitter; keen; merry; favoring; shifting; restless; sleepy; sudden; sleety; gusty; cutting; whistling; murderous; dirgeful; pensive; uplifting; soughing; dying; wrinkling; wooing; weighty; unwilling; intricate; doleful; dead; hollow; moaning; mysterious; lulled; light; baffling; fabulous; azure; listening; inanimate; wintry; desert; woven; ferocious; delicate; fresh; panting; ravishing; hurricane; amorous; luscious; weak; tearing; felon; sportive; driving; boisterous; impetuous; mournful; adverse; piercing; tempestuous; contending; baleful; perverse; thirsty; ill-dispersing; tossing; monotonous; soothing; bracing; rustling; throwing; contrary; supple; wrecking; careless; bone-piercing; prevailing; serviceable; sighing; beating; impotent; fitful; quickening; petulant; winged; clinging; weary; lowered; treacherous; awakening; billowy; warring; fickle; life-breathing; unseen; frolic; screaming; dull; illuminated; sole; buffeting; eddying; gathering; marsh-bred; evil; murmuring; swift-winged; merciful; idle; sounding; sweeping; false; rainless; hot; stormy; furious; powerful; withering; warbling; frosty; surly; wave-building; parching; burdened; ungovernable; suffocating; burning; shrieking; repining; stray; drying; unwholesome; inconstant; soothed; mighty; worn-out; unfettered; prophetic; rushing; unbreathed; vagrant; lazy; summer; icy; unleashed; pious; relentless; hungry; odorous; cold; riotous; mounting; intermitting; lapsing; insulting; invisible; laughing; morning; voiceless; howling; translucent; stifling; lifting; visiting; speaking ; wicked; tainted; chainless; forgetting; nimble; noble; envious; endless; blustering; mindless; melodious; life-breathing.
Verbs for Wind
bear on— breast—; expose to—; harness—; ride—; ripple in—; sniff—; soar on—; still —; —abates; —assails; —bites; —blasts; —blusters; —breathes; —buffets; —caresses.; —chants; —chills; —s conflict; —cuts; —dallies; —diminishes; —disturbs; —enfolds; —etches; —extinguishes; —grieves; ——howls; —hums; —knifes; —lashes; — moans; —mourns; —murmurs; —rages; — rakes; —ranges; —rattles; —roars; — ruffles; —rustles; —scatters; —scourges; — shrieks; —sighs; —sings; —slaps; —slash¬es ; —smites; —snaps; —soughs; —stings; —strips; —sweeps; —swells; —swirls; — threatens; —tugs; —twists; —uproots; —veers; —wafts; —wails; —wanders; — whines; —whips; —whispers; —whistles; —winnows; shelter from—.
Adverbs for Wind
tortuously; sinuously; picturesquely; intricately; monotonously; incessantly.
Aqua-Lung, Vayu, Zephyr, Zephyrus, about ship, aerate, aerophone, air, air out, air-condition, air-cool, airify, allure, antelope, arch, arrow, artificial respiration, aspiration, asthmatic wheeze, back and fill, bagpipe, bait the hook, baloney, bay, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, beep, belch, bell, bend, bend back, bilge, birdlime, blah, blah-blah, blare, blast, blat, blow, blow a horn, blow the horn, blue darter, blue streak, bop, bosh, bow, box off, bray, break, breath, breath of air, breathing, bring about, bring round, broken wind, bugle, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, burn out, burp, cannonball, cant, cant round, carillon, cast, cast about, catch, catch out, change course, change the heading, charge, circle, circulate, circumrotate, circumvolute, clarion, clue, cock, coil, come about, contort, corkscrew, cough, courser, crank, crap, crinkle, crook, cross-ventilate, cue, curl, curve, dart, debilitate, decoy, decurve, deflect, distort, divagate, do in, do up, dome, doodle, double a point, double reed, double-tongue, drift, eagle, electricity, embouchure, embow, encircle, enclose, enervate, enlace, enmesh, ensnare, ensnarl, entangle, entoil, entrap, entwine, envelop, enweb, err, eructation, excurse, exhalation, exhaust, expiration, express train, exsufflation, fag, fag out, fan, fart, fatigue, fetch about, fife, flag, flapdoodle, flash, flatulence, flatulency, flatuosity, flatus, flex, flute, frazzle, freshen, gas, gasp, gazelle, get up steam, gin, gird, girdle, go about, go adrift, go around, go astray, go round, greased lightning, greyhound, guff, gulp, gup, gybe, gyrate, gyre, hack, harass, hare, heave round, hiccup, hogwash, hokum, honk, hooey, hook, hook in, horn, hot air, hump, hunch, incurvate, incurve, indication, inflect, inhalation, inhalator, inkling, inspiration, insufflation, intimation, intort, inveigle, iron lung, jade, jet plane, jibe, jibe all standing, key, knock out, knock up, light, lightning, lime, lip, load, loop, lure, malarkey, meander, mercury, mesh, miss stays, misshape, moonshine, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, mouthpiece, naught, net, nil, nix, noose, notion, overfatigue, overstrain, overtire, overweary, oxygen mask, oxygen tent, oxygenate, oxygenize, pant, peal, pererrate, piffle, pipe, pirouette, pivot, ply, poop, poop out, poppycock, prime, prostrate, puff, put about, put back, quicksilver, ramble, recurve, reed, reflect, reflex, refresh, respiration, retroflex, revolve, rocket, rot, rotate, round, round a point, rove, sag, scallop, scared rabbit, scat, screw, scuba, serpentine, set, sheer, shift, shit, shot, shriek, sigh, slew, slide, slink, snake, snare, snarl, sneeze, sniff, sniffle, sniggle, snore, snoring, snuff, snuffle, sound, sound a tattoo, sound taps, spin, spiral, spread the toils, squeal, steam up, sternutation, stertor, straggle, stray, streak, streak of lightning, striped snake, suggestion, surround, suspiration, swag, swallow, sweep, swerve, swing, swing round, swing the stern, swirl, swivel, tack, tangle, telltale, thought, throw about, thunderbolt, tire, tire out, tire to death, tommyrot, tongue, toot, tooter, tootle, torrent, torture, trap, trip, tripe, triple-tongue, trumpet, tucker, turn, turn a pirouette, turn around, turn back, turn round, tweedle, twine, twirl, twist, twist and turn, use up, valve, vault, veer, ventilate, wamble, wander, warm up, warp, weaken, wear, wear down, wear on, wear out, wear ship, weary, weave, wheel, wheeze, whirl, whistle, whorl, wilt, wind instrument, wind the horn, wind up, winnow, worm, wreathe, wring, yaw
From Old English wind (“wind”) from Proto-Germanic *windaz, from Proto-Indo-European *we- (“to blow”). Cognate with Dutch wind, German Wind, Swedish vind, Latin ventus, Welsh gwynt; ultimately probably cognate with weather.
- enPR: wīnd, IPA: /waɪnd/, SAMPA: /waInd/
- Homophones: wined, whined (in accents with the wine-whine merger)
- The translations below need to be checked.
- The translations below need to be checked.
- wind (movement of air)
- De wind waait door de bomen. — The wind blows through the trees.
- flatulence, fart (not informal)
From Proto-Germanic *windaz, from a suffixed form *we-nt- of Proto-Indo-European *we- (“blow, gust”). Germanic cognates include Old Frisian wind, Old Saxon wind (Dutch wind), Old High German wint (German Wind), Old Norse vindr (Swedish vind), Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌽𐌳𐍃. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin ventus (French vent), Welsh gwynt, Tocharian A want, Tocharian B yente.