Crossword clues for wind
- An indication of potential opportunity
- A musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
- A reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
- Bora or chinook
- Harmattan, e.g.
- "Gone With the ___"
- Change direction
- In the ___ (imminent)
- Sirocco, e.g.
- "Summer ___" (one of his favorites)
- Schooner's need
- Crank (up)
- "Inherit the___"
- Weather vane turner
- Flag waver?
- Chicago phenomenon
- Chimes player
- Empty talk
- Oboe, e.g.
- Kiting necessity
- Make tired
- Kite flier's need
- Air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
- A tendency or force that influences events
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wind \Wind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wound (wound) (rarely Winded); p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.] [OE. winden, AS. windan; akin to OS. windan, D. & G. winden, OHG. wintan, Icel. & Sw. vinda, Dan. vinde, Goth. windan (in comp.). Cf. Wander, Wend.]
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.
Whether to wind The woodbine round this arbor.
To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
Sleep, and I will wind thee in arms.
To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern. ``To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus.''
In his terms so he would him wind.
Gifts blind the wise, and bribes do please And wind all other witnesses.
Were our legislature vested in the prince, he might wind and turn our constitution at his pleasure.
To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
You have contrived . . . to wind Yourself into a power tyrannical.
Little arts and dexterities they have to wind in such things into discourse.
--Gov. of Tongue.
To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine. To wind off, to unwind; to uncoil. To wind out, to extricate. [Obs.] --Clarendon. To wind up.
To coil into a ball or small compass, as a skein of thread; to coil completely.
To bring to a conclusion or settlement; as, to wind up one's affairs; to wind up an argument.
To put in a state of renewed or continued motion, as a clock, a watch, etc., by winding the spring, or that which carries the weight; hence, to prepare for continued movement or action; to put in order anew. ``Fate seemed to wind him up for fourscore years.''
--Dryden. ``Thus they wound up his temper to a pitch.''
To tighten (the strings) of a musical instrument, so as to tune it. ``Wind up the slackened strings of thy lute.''
Wind \Wind\, n. The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.
Wind \Wind\, 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.
So swift your judgments turn and wind.
To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.
And where the valley winded out below, The murmuring main was heard, and scarcely heard, to flow.
He therefore turned him to the steep and rocky path which . . . winded through the thickets of wild boxwood and other low aromatic shrubs.
--Sir W. Scott.
To go to the one side or the other; to move this way and that; to double on one's course; as, a hare pursued turns and winds.
The lowing herd wind ?lowly o'er the lea.
To wind out, to extricate one's self; to escape. Long struggling underneath are they could wind Out of such prison.
Wind \Wind\ (w[i^]nd, in poetry and singing often w[imac]nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v[=a]ta (cf. Gr. 'ah`ths a blast, gale, 'ah^nai to breathe hard, to blow, as the wind); originally a p. pr. from the verb seen in Skr. v[=a] to blow, akin to AS. w[=a]wan, D. waaijen, G. wehen, OHG. w[=a]en, w[=a]jen, Goth. waian. [root]13
Cf. Air, Ventail, Ventilate, Window, Winnow.] 1. Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.
Except wind stands as never it stood, It is an ill wind that turns none to good.
Winds were soft, and woods were green.
Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.
Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument.
Their instruments were various in their kind, Some for the bow, and some for breathing wind.
Power of respiration; breath.
If my wind were but long enough to say my prayers, I would repent.
Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind.
Air impregnated with an odor or scent.
A pack of dogfish had him in the wind.
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.
Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain.
--Ezek. xxxvii. 9.
Note: This sense seems to have had its origin in the East. The Hebrews gave to each of the four cardinal points the name of wind.
(Far.) A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing.
Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
Nor think thou with wind Of airy threats to awe.
(Zo["o]l.) The dotterel. [Prov. Eng.]
(Boxing) 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. [Slang or Cant] Note: Wind is often used adjectively, or as the first part of compound words. All in the wind. (Naut.) See under All, n. Before the wind. (Naut.) See under Before. Between wind and water (Naut.), in that part of a ship's side or bottom which is frequently brought above water by the rolling of the ship, or fluctuation of the water's surface. Hence, colloquially, (as an injury to that part of a vessel, in an engagement, is particularly dangerous) the vulnerable part or point of anything. Cardinal winds. See under Cardinal, a. Down the wind.
In the direction of, and moving with, the wind; as, birds fly swiftly down the wind.
Decaying; declining; in a state of decay. [Obs.] ``He went down the wind still.'' --L'Estrange. In the wind's eye (Naut.), directly toward the point from which the wind blows. Three sheets in the wind, unsteady from drink. [Sailors' Slang] To be in the wind, to be suggested or expected; to be a matter of suspicion or surmise. [Colloq.] To carry the wind (Man.), to toss the nose as high as the ears, as a horse. To raise the wind, to procure money. [Colloq.] To take the wind or To have the wind, to gain or have the advantage. --Bacon. To take the wind out of one's sails, to cause one to stop, or lose way, as when a vessel intercepts the wind of another; to cause one to lose enthusiasm, or momentum in an activity. [Colloq.] To take wind, or To get wind, to be divulged; to become public; as, the story got wind, or took wind. Wind band (Mus.), a band of wind instruments; a military band; the wind instruments of an orchestra. Wind chest (Mus.), a chest or reservoir of wind in an organ. Wind dropsy. (Med.)
Emphysema of the subcutaneous areolar tissue. Wind egg, an imperfect, unimpregnated, or addled egg. Wind furnace. See the Note under Furnace. Wind gauge. See under Gauge. Wind gun. Same as Air gun. Wind hatch (Mining), the opening or place where the ore is taken out of the earth. Wind instrument (Mus.), an instrument of music sounded by means of wind, especially by means of the breath, as a flute, a clarinet, etc. Wind pump, a pump moved by a windmill. Wind rose, a table of the points of the compass, giving the states of the barometer, etc., connected with winds from the different directions. Wind sail.
(Naut.) A wide tube or funnel of canvas, used to convey a stream of air for ventilation into the lower compartments of a vessel.
The sail or vane of a windmill.
Wind shake, a crack or incoherence in timber produced by violent winds while the timber was growing.
Wind shock, a wind shake.
Wind side, the side next the wind; the windward side. [R.]
Wind rush (Zo["o]l.), the redwing. [Prov. Eng.]
Wind wheel, a motor consisting of a wheel moved by wind.
Wood wind (Mus.), the flutes and reed instruments of an orchestra, collectively.
Wind \Wind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Winded; p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.]
To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game.
To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.
To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe.
To wind a ship (Naut.), to turn it end for end, so that the wind strikes it on the opposite side.
Wind \Wind\, v. t. [From Wind, moving air, but confused in
sense and in conjugation with wind to turn.] [imp. & p. p.
Wound (wound), R. Winded; p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.]
To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged
and mutually involved notes. ``Hunters who wound their
Ye vigorous swains, while youth ferments your blood, .
Wind the shrill horn.
That blast was winded by the king.
--Sir W. Scott.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to perceive by scent, get wind of," c.1400, from wind (n.1). Of horns, etc., "make sound by blowing through," from 1580s. Meaning "tire, put out of breath; render temporarily breathless" is from 1802, originally in pugilism, in reference to the effect of a punch in the stomach. Related: Winded; winding.
"an act of winding round," 1825, from wind (v.1) . Earlier, "an apparatus for winding," late 14c., in which use perhaps from a North Sea Germanic word, such as Middle Dutch, Middle Low German winde "windlass."
"air in motion," Old English wind "wind," from Proto-Germanic *windaz (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Dutch wind, Old Norse vindr, Old High German wind, German Wind, Gothic winds), from PIE *we-nt-o- "blowing," from root *we- "to blow" (cognates: Sanskrit va-, Greek aemi-, Gothic waian, Old English wawan, Old High German wajan, German wehen, Old Church Slavonic vejati "to blow;" Sanskrit vatah, Avestan vata-, Hittite huwantis, Latin ventus, Old Church Slavonic vetru, Lithuanian vejas "wind;" Lithuanian vetra "tempest, storm;" Old Irish feth "air;" Welsh gwynt, Breton gwent "wind").\n
\nNormal pronunciation evolution made this word rhyme with kind and rind (Donne rhymes it with mind), but it shifted to a short vowel 18c., probably from influence of windy, where the short vowel is natural. A sad loss for poets, who now must rhyme it only with sinned and a handful of weak words. Symbolic of emptiness and vanity since late 13c.\n\nI have forgot much, Cynara! gone with the wind.
[Ernest Dowson, 1896]\nMeaning "breath" is attested from late Old English; especially "breath in speaking" (early 14c.), so long-winded, also "easy or regular breathing" (early 14c.), hence second wind in the figurative sense (by 1830), an image from the sport of hunting.\n
\nWinds "wind instruments of an orchestra" is from 1876. Figurative phrase which way the wind blows for "the current state of affairs" is suggested from c.1400. To get wind of "receive information about" is by 1809, perhaps inspired by French avoir le vent de. To take the wind out of (one's) sails in the figurative sense (by 1883) is an image from sailing, where a ship without wind can make no progress. Wind-chill index is recorded from 1939. Wind energy from 1976. Wind vane from 1725.
"move by turning and twisting," Old English windan "to turn, twist, plait, curl, brandish, swing" (class III strong verb; past tense wand, past participle wunden), from Proto-Germanic *windan "to wind" (cognates: Old Saxon windan, Old Norse vinda, Old Frisian winda, Dutch winden, Old High German wintan, German winden, Gothic windan "to wind"), from PIE *wendh- "to turn, wind, weave" (cognates: Latin viere "twist, plait, weave," vincire "bind;" Lithuanian vyti "twist, wind").\n
\nRelated to wend, which is its causative form, and to wander. The past tense and past participle merged in Middle English. Meaning "to twine, entwine oneself around" is from 1590s; transitive sense of "turn or twist round and round (on something) is from c.1300. Meaning "set a watch, clockwork, etc. in operating mode by tightening its spring" is from c.1600. Wind down "come to a conclusion" is recorded from 1952; wind up "come to a conclusion" is from 1825; earlier in transitive sense "put (affairs) in order in advance of a final settlement" (1780). Winding sheet "shroud of a corpse" is attested from early 15c.
Etymology 1 n. (context countable uncountable English) Real or perceived movement of atmospheric air usually caused by convection or differences in air pressure. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To blow air through a wind instrument or horn to make a sound. 2 (context transitive English) To cause (someone) to become breathless, often by a blow to the abdomen. 3 (context reflexive English) To exhaust oneself to the point of being short of breath. 4 (context British English) To turn a boat or ship around, so that the wind strikes it on the opposite side. 5 (context transitive English) To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate. 6 (context transitive English) To perceive or follow by scent. 7 (context transitive English) To rest (a horse, etc.) in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe. 8 (context transitive English) To turn a windmill so that its sails face into the wind.(cite book title=The English Windmill author=Rex Wailes year=1954 page=104 text=...if a windmill is to work as effectively as possible its sails must always face the wind squarely; to effect this some means of turning them into the wind, or winding the mill, must be used.) Etymology 2
n. The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist. vb. 1 (lb en transitive) To turn coils of (a cord or something similar) around something. 2 (lb en transitive) To tighten the spring of a clockwork mechanism such as that of a clock. 3 To entwist; to enfold; to encircle. 4 (lb en ergative) To travel, or to cause something to travel, in a way that is not straight.
n. 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]
a tendency or force that influences events; "the winds of change"
breath; "the collision knocked the wind out of him"
a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath [syn: wind instrument]
v. 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]
extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake" [syn: curve]
coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch" [syn: wind up]
form into a wreath [syn: wreathe]
WIND " AM 560" is a radio station based in Chicago, Illinois, broadcasting its talk radio format on 560 kHz. Its 5,000 Watt signal is heard throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, as well as parts of Southeast Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana, and transmits from a location near I-294 and Dempster Road in Des Plaines, with studios located in Elk Grove Village. WIND is owned by Salem Media, a company specializing primarily in Christian radio.
Wind is a German musical group that mostly plays " schlager" music. The band is still active, more than 20 years after its foundation.
Wind is a 1992 film. The movie was directed by Carroll Ballard and starred Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey and Cliff Robertson.
Wind (stylized as WIND) is a J-pop song by Japanese singer Koda Kumi and is the eleventh single in her 12 Singles Collection. Much like the other singles in the collection, this single is also limited to 50,000 copies. The single managed to chart at #3 on Oricon and charted for six weeks. The song was used as the theme song to Fuji TV's TORINO 2006 Chuukei (トリノ2006 中継 / TORINO 2006 Relay).
WIND was also used as Koda Kumi's final performance song in a-nation, which was changed from Shake It Up.
WIND may refer to:
- WIND (spacecraft), a satellite and NASA science spacecraft launched in 1994
- WIND (AM), an American radio station based in Chicago. Illinois
- WIND Hellas, a Greek telecommunications provider
- WIND Telecomunicazioni SpA, an Italian telecommunications provider
- WIND Mobile, a Canadian wireless telecommunications provider
The Global Geospace Science (GGS) 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 (CCAFS) 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.
It was deployed to study radio and plasma that occur in the solar wind and in the Earth's magnetosphere before the solar wind reaches the Earth. The spacecraft's original mission was to orbit the Sun at the Lagrangian point, but this was delayed when the SOHO and ACE spacecraft were sent to the same location. Wind has been at continuously since 2004, and is still operating as of March 22, 2016. Wind currently has enough fuel to last roughly 53 years at L1. Wind continues to produce relevant research, with its data having contributed to over 1600 publications since 2009 and over 2200 publications prior to 2009. As of March 22, 2016 (not including 2016 publications), the total number of publications either directly or indirectly using Wind data is ~3903. Note that many of these publications utilized Wind data indirectly by citing the OMNI dataset at CDAWeb, which relies heavily upon Wind measurements.
Mission operations are conducted from the Multi-Mission Operations Center (MMOC) in Building 14 at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Wind data can be accessed using the SPEDAS software.
Wind is the sister ship to GGS Polar.
Wind is the movement of air.
Wind may also refer to:
- Wind god or the winds, deities representing wind
- Solar wind, a stream of charged particles ejected from the sun
- Planetary wind, the outgassing of light chemical elements from a planet's atmosphere into space
- Woodwind instrument
- Wind (band), a German musical group created in 1985
- Winds (band), a Norwegian progressive metal band formed in 1998
- The Wind (band), a California band formed in 2006
- "Wind" (Akeboshi song)
- w-inds., a J-Pop vocal group, formed in 2001
In computing and the Internet:
- MSI Wind Netbook
- MSI Wind PC
- WIND (Italy), a mobile telephone carrier in Italy
- WIND Hellas, a mobile telephone carrier in Greece
- WIND Mobile, a mobile telephone carrier in Canada
In visual media:
- Wind (film), a 1992 film about the America's Cup series of yachting races
- Wind: A Breath of Heart, a 2002 visual novel
- WIND (AM), a radio station in Chicago
- Wind (Miami), a skyscraper in Miami
- WIND (spacecraft), a NASA spacecraft launched in 1994 to study solar wind
- Wind, a roadster by French automobile manufacturer Renault
'''Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA ''' (also known as Wind Italy) is an Italian telecom operator which offers integrated mobile, fixed and Internet services (under Wind brand for mobile and business services and under Infostrada brand for home). Wind Italy has 21.6 million mobile customers with a market share of 22.9% (placing itself behind TIM and Vodafone Italy) and 2.8 million customers on fixed lines with a market share of 13.2% (that makes it the second largest fixed line operator, behind TIM). The company serves through a network of 159 owned stores and around 498 exclusive franchised outlets under the WIND brand, as well as 396 electronic chain stores.
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 (153 m) 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.
Usage examples of "wind".
Two of the towers were ablaze, black smoke pouring from their arrow loops and twisting in the light wind as it rose into the sky.
Give me the Saltings of Essex with the east winds blowing over them, and the primroses abloom upon the bank, and the lanes fetlock deep in mud, and for your share you may take all the scented gardens of Sinan and the cups and jewels of his ladies, with the fightings and adventures of the golden East thrown in.
It bore both the rich aroma of leaves being burnt in the fall and the faint perfume of wildflowers ablow in the spring, but it also held a third attar which seemed to be the breath of the Wind itself which none could ever set name to.
The wind gusted: canvas shook to a wind so hard and sand-edged it abraded his exposed hands.
Memphis had pursued its winding course through an alluvial country, made when abreast of Vicksburg a sharp turn to the northeast, as though determined to reach the bluffs but four miles distant.
The wound was still abscessed, its dressing changed twice a day, but now Harper and Isabella had to wipe the sweat that poured from Sharpe and listen to the ravings that he muttered day and night.
The reason given for this change of form was that it more conveniently allowed the lower road to pass between the springings and ensured the transmission of the wind stresses to the abutments without interrupting the cross-bracing.
Arums and acanthus and ivy filled every hollow, roses nodded from over every gate, while a carpet of violets and cyclamen and primroses stretched over the fields and freighted every wandering wind with fragrance.
The tornado of wind whistled loudly around us and up into the heavens, almost knocking Adeem off his feet.
He was in the cedar parlour, that adjoined the great hall, laid upon a couch, and suffering a degree of anguish from his wound, which few persons could have disguised, as he did.
Some hours after midnight, the Typhoon abated so much, that through the strenuous exertions of Starbuck and Stubb-- one engaged forward and the other aft--the shivered remnants of the jib and fore and main-top-sails were cut adrift from the spars, and went eddying away to leeward, like the feathers of an albatross, which sometimes are cast to the winds when that storm-tossed bird is on the wing.
It did not cost me much to get wind of the adventurer, but I felt angry that he had had the impudence to try and dupe me.
One of my few authenticated pieces of aeronautical information said that a plane must land into the wind.
But the storm came up sharper than ever that evening, and even had he wished to, Roy would have found it impossible to handle the aeroplane alone in the heavy wind that came now in puffs and now in a steady gale.
She shrieked to the ravens that croaked from afar, And she sighed to the gusts of the wild sweeping wind.