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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun wind:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb wind:

twinenosewreathescentmeanderhoistthreadcurveweavetwistwindwrapwanderrolllift

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb wind and its most common antonym:

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Wind is sometimes a misspelling of win.

The word wind is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun wind

What does wind mean as a name of something?

Wind is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: winds

  1. air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
  2. a tendency or force that influences events
    • example: the winds of change
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • more generic word: influence = the effect of one thing (or person) on another
  3. breath
    • example: the collision knocked the wind out of him
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic terms: breathing out / exhalation / expiration = the act of expelling air from the lungs
  4. empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
  5. an indication of potential opportunity
  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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of wind: wind instrument
    • more generic terms: instrument / musical instrument = any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
    • more specific terms:
      • brass instrument / brass = a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
      • free-reed instrument = a wind instrument with a free reed
      • kazoo = a toy wind instrument that has a membrane that makes a sound when you hum into the mouthpiece
      • sweet potato / ocarina = egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
      • pipe organ / organ = wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
      • organ pipe / pipework / pipe = the flues and stops on a pipe organ
      • pipe = a tubular wind instrument
      • post horn = wind instrument used by postilions of the 18th and 19th centuries
      • whistle = a small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it
      • woodwind instrument / woodwind / wood = any wind instrument other than the brass instruments
    • parts:
      • bell = the flared opening of a tubular device
      • embouchure / mouthpiece = the aperture of a wind instrument into which the player blows directly
  7. a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
  8. the act of winding or twisting
    • example: he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of wind: twist / winding
    • more generic terms: rotary motion / rotation = the act of rotating as if on an axis

Alternative definition of the noun wind

noun

  1. [context: countable, uncountable] Real or perceived movement of atmospheric air usually caused by convection or differences in air pressure.
  2. [context: countable, uncountable] The ability to exert oneself without feeling short of breath.
  3. [India, and, Japan] One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  4. [context: uncountable, colloquial] Flatus.

Specialised definition of the noun wind

Glossary of sports

the power to breathe, especially when making an effort such as running (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb wind

What does wind mean as a doing word?

Wind is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
woundwoundwindingwinds

  1. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    • example: the river winds through the hills
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      there [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]There meanders a river through the valleyVerbs of Existence: angle, ascend, bend, cascade, climb, crawl, crest, crisscross, cross, cut, descend, dip, dive, drop, edge, emerge, go, meander, mount, pass, plummet, plunge, range, rise, run, skirt, slant, snake, straggle, stretch, sweep, swerve, tumble, turn, twist, undulate, veer, wander, weave, zigzag
      there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location] [Theme]There meanders through the valley a river
      [Theme - elongated] [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location]The river runs through the valley
      [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]Through the valley meanders the river
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Bill rolled the ballVerbs of Motion: bounce, coil, drift, drop, float, glide, move, revolve, roll, rotate, slide, snake, soar, spin, spiral, swing, turn, twirl, twist, undulate, whirl
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]Bill rolled the ball down the hill
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]Claire skated | The ball rolled | They waltzed
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Adjective]The drawer rolled open
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state]The drawer rolled to an open position
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location]The ball rolled down the hill
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of wind: meander / thread / wander / weave
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
    • more specific word: snake = move along a winding path
  2. extend in curves and turns
  3. arrange or or coil around
    • examples: They wind the wire around the stick | The wires wind around the stick
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]Cora coiled the rope around the postVerbs of Putting: loop, roll, rotate, spin, swirl, twine, whirl
      [Theme - nonrigid elongated] [Verb] [Adverb] [Path Preposition] [Location]That type of rope coils easily around the post
      [Theme - nonrigid elongated] [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location]The rope coiled around the post
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Bill rolled the ballVerbs of Motion: bounce, coil, drift, drop, float, glide, move, revolve, roll, rotate, slide, snake, soar, spin, spiral, swing, turn, twirl, twist, undulate, whirl
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]Bill rolled the ball down the hill
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]Claire skated | The ball rolled | They waltzed
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Adjective]The drawer rolled open
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state]The drawer rolled to an open position
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location]The ball rolled down the hill
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of wind: roll / twine / wrap
    • antonym of wind: unwind
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific words:
      • spool = wind onto a spool or a reel
      • reel = wind onto or off a reel
      • ball = form into a ball by winding or rolling
      • clew / clue = roll into a ball
      • coil / curl / loop = wind around something in coils or loops
  4. catch the scent of; get wind of
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonyms of wind: nose / scent
    • more generic word: smell = inhale the odor of
  5. coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
    • example: wind your watch
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material]I kneaded the dough
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product]I kneaded the dough into a loaf
      [Material] [Verb] into [Product]The dough twirled into a pretzel

      Verbs of Creation and Transformation (with the same syntax): beat, bend, coil, collect, compress, contort, curve, distort, fold, freeze, knead, melt, shake, squash, squeeze, squish, twirl, twist, wad, whip, work.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of wind: wind up
    • more generic words: fasten / tighten = make tight or tighter
    • more specific word: rewind = wind (up) again
    • entailment: turn = change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
  6. form into a wreath
  7. raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

Specialised definition of the verb wind

Glossary of sports

to make someone temporarily unable to breathe properly, e.g. because of too much exertion or by a blow to the abdomen (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Business

WIND Telecomunicazioni SpA is an Italian telecom operator which offers integrated mobile, fixed and Internet services. Recently the WIND brand has been introduced in Canada as WIND Mobile. Wind Italy has approximately 22,400,000 mobile customers with a market share of 24.3% and 5,200,000 customers on fixed lines with a market share of 11.4%. The company serves through a network of 163 owned stores and around 517 exclusive franchised outlets under the WIND brand, as well as 396 electronic chain stores.

Groups

  1. Wind is the name of a German musical group that mostly plays "schlager" music. The band is still active, more than 20 years after its foundation.
    • also known as Wind (band)
    • members:
    • albums: "Nimm mich mit", "Das Beste", "Leb' Deinen Traum-Unsere Grössten Hits", "Schön war die Zeit - Die großen Hits der 50er & 60er Jahre", "Sonne auf der Haut"
    • official website: www.gruppewind.de
  2. Wind is a musical group.
    • albums: "Seasons", "Morning"

There are other groups with in their name, like Wild Wind, Aryan Wind, Dandi Wind, Gypsy Wind, North Wind, Water Wind, Art of Wind, Boreal Wind, Desert Wind, In One Wind, To The Wind, African Wind, Norland Wind, Visible Wind, Wind of Pain, Scorpion Wind, Wind of Change, The Howling Wind, The Wind-Up Birds.

Character

Wind is a fictional character from the 1967 TV series The High Chaparal.

Writings

"Wind" is a book by Jan DeBlieu.

  • also known as "Wind: How the Flow of Air has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land"
  • genre: Nature
  • subjects: Wind, Physics, Meteorology, Science, Ecology, Weather, Climatology

Films

  1. "Wind" is a film released in 1992. The movie was directed by Carroll Ballard and starred Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey and Cliff Robertson.
  2. "Wind" a.k.a. "Ryeh" is a 2008 Tunisian film.
    • read more about Ryeh
  3. "Wind" is a 2007 drama short film written and directed by Aaron Wilson.
  4. "Wind" is a 2013 short comedy animation film written and directed by Robert Löbel.
  5. "Wind" is a 2007 short film written by Antonio Machado and directed by Chel White.
  6. "Wind" is a 1996 short drama film written and directed by Marcell Ivanyi.
  7. "Wind" is a 2004 short film written and directed by Erik Van Schaaik.
  8. "Wind" is a 1999 film written and directed by Ivan Sen.

Music

  1. "Wind" is a J-pop song by Japanese singer Koda Kumi. The song appears on her 6th album Best: Second Session, and it is also the 11th single in the 12 Single Collection. With most of the other 11 singles in the collection, this single is also limited to 50,000 copies. The song is the theme song of Fuji TV's Torino 2006 Relay program.
    • also known as WIND (คุมิ โคดะ)
  2. "Wind" is a song by the Japanese popular music singer Akeboshi. It is considered by many to be his most famous song. The title means "to wind", not wind (movement of air). The song is written in 5/8 time measure, which is not commonly used. The lyrics are in English, another oddity for Japanese music.There are two versions of the song: the one from the mini album Stoned Town and the rerecorded version on Akeboshi's debut album. The most striking difference between the two is the length of certain notes in the chorus.
  3. "Wind" is a musical album of Basil Poledouris, soundtrack.
    • also known as Wind Soundtrack
    • released on (22 years ago)
  4. "WIND" is a musical single of Kumi Koda.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  5. "Wind" is a musical album of B. J. Nilsen.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  6. "Wind" is a musical album of Ibrahim Maalouf.
    • released on
  7. "Wind" is a musical album of Frigoris.
    • released on
  8. "Wind" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  9. "Wind" is a musical album of Melankoli.
    • released on
  10. "Wind" is a composition.
  11. "Wind" is a composition.

Place

Wind Tower is a skyscraper in Downtown Miami, Florida, United States. It was completed in early 2008. It is located adjacent to the River Front East complex, on the north bank of the Miami River in Downtown. The building is located on Southwest 3rd Street and Miami Avenue. It is 501 ft tall and has 41 floors. Floors 1-8 are used for parking, while floor 10 houses the building's recreation center, consisting of a pool area, racquetball court and fitness facility. The residential lobby is on the first floor. Floors 11-41 are used for residential units. The architect is Revuelta Vega Leon, who also designed the River Front East complex.

Miscellanea

  1. Wind is the flow of gases on a large scale. On the surface of the Earth, wind consists of the bulk movement of air. In outer space, solar wind is the movement of gases or charged particles from the sun through space, while planetary wind is the outgassing of light chemical elements from a planet's atmosphere into space. Winds are commonly classified by their spatial scale, their speed, the types of forces that cause them, the regions in which they occur, and their effect. The strongest observed winds on a planet in our solar system occur on Neptune and Saturn. Winds have various aspects, an important one being its velocity; another the density of the gas involved; another is the energy content or wind energy of a wind.
    • also known as Yel, Vent, الرياح, Vent (meteorologia), Wind (meteorologie), 風
  2. WIND: The Global Geospace Science WIND satellite is a NASA science spacecraft launched at 04:31:00 EST on November 1, 1994 from launch pad 17B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Merritt Island, Florida aboard a McDonnell Douglas Delta II 7925-10 rocket. WIND was designed and manufactured by Martin Marietta Astro Space Division in East Windsor, New Jersey. The satellite is a spin stabilized cylindrical satellite with a diameter of 2.4 m and a height of 1.8 m.
  3. WIND "AM 560" is a radio station based in Chicago, Illinois, broadcasting its talk radio format on 560 kHz.
    • award: - Peabody Award - "From 18th Street: Destination Peking"
    • official website: www.560wind.com

Phrases with Wind

Phrases starting with the word Wind:

  1. wind up
  2. Wind-Up
  3. wind gap
  4. wind off
  5. wind tee
  6. Wind Back
  7. Wind Band
  8. wind bell

Phrases ending with the word Wind:

  1. to wind
  2. Cut Wind
  3. get wind
  4. Hot Wind
  5. Calm Wind
  6. east wind
  7. fair wind
  8. foul wind
  9. helm wind
  10. high wind
  11. Pass Wind
  12. west wind

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wind

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Google previewCosmic Perspective (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Solar wind: The solar wind is a stream of charged particles released from the upper atmosphere of the Sun. It mostly consists of electrons and protons with energies usually between 1.5 and 10 keV. The stream of particles varies in density, ...

Google previewThe Essential Cosmic Perspective (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The solar wind is a stream of charged particles released from the upper atmosphere of the Sun. It mostly consists of electrons and protons with energies usually between 1.5 and 10 keV. The stream of particles varies in density, temperature, ...

Google previewAstronomy, Journey to the Cosmic Frontier (2016)

Astronomy, Astronomy by CTI Reviews

The solar wind is a stream of charged particles released from the upper atmosphere of the Sun.

Google previewDelphi Complete Works of Seneca the Younger (Illustrated) (2014)

by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

put the definition thus: Wind is the atmosphere in motion in one direction. The latter seems the more accurate, because the atmosphere is never so still as not to be in agitation of some kind. In a similar way the sea is called calm ...

Google previewConnecting a Digital Europe Through Location and Place (2014)

by Joaquín Huerta, Sven Schade, Carlos Granell

Norhakim Yusof, Raul Zurita-Milla, Menno-Jan Kraak and Bas Retsios Abstract Wind is a dynamic geographic phenomenon that is often characterized by its speed and by the direction from which it blows. The cycle's effect of heating and ...

Google previewCommon Core Language Arts 4 Today, Grade K (2013)

Daily Skill Practice by Jennifer Taylor Geck

When air moves, it is called wind. A gentle wind is called a breeze. A strong wind is a gust.

Google previewGeographical extracts, forming a general view of earth and nature... illustrated with maps (1796)

by John Payne, Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)

Wind is a stream or current of air which may be felt, and usually blows from one point of the horizon to its opposite ; as from...

A general wind is that which blows the fame way over a large tract of the earth or body of water, during the greatest ...

Google previewEnergy Harvesting (2009)

Solar, Wind, and Ocean Energy Conversion Systems by Alireza Khaligh, Omer C. Onar

Introduction Wind is the airflow that consists of many gases in the atmosphere of the earth. Rotation of the earth,

Wind is a sustainable energy sourcesince it is renewable, widely distributed, and plentiful. In addition, it contributes to ...

Google previewEnergy and Society (2014)

An Introduction, Second Edition by Harold H. Schobert

Wind is a mass of air in motion. All of us...

Google previewRoad Atlas to Love (2008)

by A. a. Mina a. a.

Serpent Wind is the story of a renegade conquistador, Don Diego de Alcaraz a.k.a. Carazal.

Google previewThe Weather Almanac (2011)

A Reference Guide to Weather, Climate, and Related Issues in the United States and Its Key Cities by Steven L. Horstmeyer

Following both the prevailing wind and the resultant wind is the percentage of time the wind blows from that direction. in...

Resultant wind is a measure of total air movement over a location, and because it is an average, it does not represent ...

Google previewCloudehill (2010)

A Year in the Garden by Jeremy Francis

Wind is the constant of the central west coast of WA. Apart from polar regions,

Google previewThe English and Welch Dictionary (1737)

Or, the English Before the Welch. Containing All the Words that are Necessary to Understand Both Languages; But More Especially, for the Translation of the English Into Welch ... by John Roderick

Yfgodigaw, gwingo, anufuddhau Wind: G wynt, chwa, awe/, chwyth, gwyniar, ffu2l* -, . A 'Boifterous or whirb wind.

Google previewDictionary of Global Climate Change (2008)

weather lore 225 wind chill weather lore Empirical weather-forecasting rules, worldwide in origin, many of which are expressed in rhyme. They include rules based on the influence of the Moon and tides, the appearance of plants and trees , the ...

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Quotes about Wind

Wind in spring blows;
Petals wither.
Wind in summer blows;
Fruits fall down.
Wind in autumn blows;
Leaves are shed.
Wind in winter blows;
Barks get cracks.
Still trees love wind.
Still women love men.
27.10.2008 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of W4I1N1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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