• Wind Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The region of the pit of the stomach, where a blow may paralyze the diaphragm and cause temporary loss of breath or other injury; the mark.
- (n.) Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind.
- (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 introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
- (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. i.) To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.
- (v. t.) To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.
- (v. t.) To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
- (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.
- (v. t.) To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.
- (v. t.) To have complete control over; to turn and bend at ones pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.
- (n.) Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
- (v. i.) To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole.
- (n.) Power of respiration; breath.
- (n.) Air impregnated with an odor or scent.
- (n.) The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.
- (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.
- (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.
- (n.) Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.
- (v. t.) To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe.
- (v. i.) To go to the one side or the other; to move this way and that; to double on ones course; as, a hare pursued turns and winds.
- (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 an instrument.
- (n.) The dotterel.
• Win Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) To gain by superiority in competition or contest; to obtain by victory over competitors or rivals; as, to win the prize in a gate; to win money; to win a battle, or to win a country.
- (v. i.) To gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to prevail.
- (a.) To allure to kindness; to bring to compliance; to gain or obtain, as by solicitation or courtship.
- (a.) To gain over to ones side or party; to obtain the favor, friendship, or support of; to render friendly or approving; as, to win an enemy; to win a jury.
- (a.) To extract, as ore or coal.
- (a.) To come to by toil or effort; to reach; to overtake.
• Wind signal Definition & Synonyms
- () In general, any signal announcing information concerning winds, and esp. the expected approach of winds whose direction and force are dangerous to shipping, etc. The wind-signal system of the United States Weather Bureau consists of storm, information, hurricane, hot wind, and inland storm signals.