Definition of WINDS

noun : WINDS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a tendency or force that influences events; "the winds of change" ;

  • 3. (

    ) breath; "the collision knocked the wind out of him" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by bellows or the human breath ;

  • 8. (

    ) the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind" ;

verb : WINDS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body" ;

  • 2. (

    ) extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest" ;

  • 3. (

    ) arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child" ;

  • 5. (

    ) coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch" ;

  • 7. (

    ) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car" ;

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