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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


6. wind (contact) form into a wreath


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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