• (v. t.) 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.
• (v. t.) To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
• (v. t.) To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's
pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.
• (v. t.) To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
• (v. t.) To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to
wind a rope with twine.
• (v. i.) To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about
anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a
• (v. i.) To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend;
to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.
• (v. i.) 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.
• (n.) The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a
• (n.) Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a
current of air.
• (n.) Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as,
the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.
• (n.) Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by
• (n.) Power of respiration; breath.
• (n.) Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence;
as, to be troubled with wind.
• (n.) Air impregnated with an odor or scent.
• (n.) 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.
• (n.) A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended
with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs
immediately after shearing.
• (n.) Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
• (n.) The dotterel.
• (v. t.) To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
• (v. t.) To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as,
the hounds winded the game.
• (v. t.) To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse,
so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.
• (v. t.) To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be
recovered; to breathe.
• (v. t.) To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with
prolonged and mutually involved notes.