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English noun: wind

1. wind (phenomenon) air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure


SamplesTrees bent under the fierce winds.
When there is no wind, row.
The radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere.


Synonymsair current, current of air


Broader (hypernym)atmospheric condition, conditions, weather, weather condition


Narrower (hyponym)air, airstream, blast, blow, boreas, breeze, calm, calm air, catabatic wind, chinook, chinook wind, crosswind, doldrums, draft, draught, east wind, easter, easterly, foehn, fohn, gale, gentle wind, gust, harmattan, headwind, high wind, katabatic wind, khamsin, monsoon, monsoon, north wind, norther, northerly, northwest wind, northwester, prevailing wind, samiel, Santa Ana, simoom, simoon, snow eater, sou'easter, sou'wester, south wind, southeaster, souther, southerly, southwester, squall, tailwind, thermal, west wind, wester, zephyr


Substance holonymair

2. wind (phenomenon) a tendency or force that influences events


SamplesThe winds of change.


Broader (hypernym)influence

3. wind (act) breath


SamplesThe collision knocked the wind out of him.


Broader (hypernym)breathing out, exhalation, expiration

4. wind (communication) empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk


SamplesThat's a lot of wind.
Don't give me any of that jazz.


Synonymsidle words, jazz, malarkey, malarky, nothingness


Broader (hypernym)talk, talking

5. wind (communication) an indication of potential opportunity


SamplesHe got a tip on the stock market.
A good lead for a job.


Synonymsconfidential information, hint, lead, steer, tip


Broader (hypernym)counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance

6. wind (artifact) a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath


Synonymswind instrument


Broader (hypernym)instrument, musical instrument


Narrower (hyponym)brass, brass instrument, free-reed instrument, kazoo, ocarina, organ, organ pipe, pipe, pipe, pipe organ, pipework, post horn, sweet potato, whistle, wood, woodwind, woodwind instrument


Part holonymbell, embouchure, mouthpiece

7. wind (act) a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus


Synonymsbreaking wind, fart, farting, flatus


Broader (hypernym)inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex

8. wind (act) the act of winding or twisting


SamplesHe put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind.


Synonymstwist, winding


Broader (hypernym)rotary motion, rotation


English verb: wind

1. wind (motion) to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course


SamplesThe river winds through the hills.
The path meanders through the vineyards.
Sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body.


Synonymsmeander, thread, wander, weave


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)snake


Verb groupwander

2. wind (stative) extend in curves and turns


SamplesThe road winds around the lake.
The path twisted through the forest.


Synonymscurve, twist


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)circumvolute, snake, spiral

3. wind (contact) arrange or or coil around


SamplesRoll your hair around your finger.
Twine the thread around the spool.
She wrapped her arms around the child.


ExamplesThey wind the wire around the stick, The wires wind around the stick


Synonymsroll, twine, wrap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)ball, clew, clue, coil, curl, loop, reel, spool


Antonymsunroll, unwind, wind off

4. wind (perception) catch the scent of; get wind of


SamplesThe dog nosed out the drugs.


Synonymsnose, scent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)smell

5. wind (contact) coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem


SamplesWind your watch.


Synonymswind up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, tighten


Entailturn

6. wind (contact) form into a wreath


Synonymswreathe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, lace, twine

7. wind (contact) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help


SamplesHoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car.


Synonymshoist, lift


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise


Narrower (hyponym)trice, trice up









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