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" [syn: air current, current of air]
2: a tendency or force that influences events; "the winds of change"
3: breath; "the collision knocked the wind out of him"
4: empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz" [syn: idle words, jazz, nothingness]
5: an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job" [syn: tip, lead, steer, confidential information, hint]
6: a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath [syn: wind instrument]
7: a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus [syn: fart, farting, flatus, breaking wind]
8: the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind" [syn: winding, twist]
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" [syn: weave, thread, meander, wander]
2: extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake" [syn: curve]
3: wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool" [syn: wrap, roll, twine] [ant: unwind]
4: catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs" [syn: scent, nose]
5: coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch" [syn: wind up]
6: form into a wreath [syn: wreathe]
7: raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car" [syn: hoist, lift] [also: wound]
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