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wind1 US English

The perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction

wind2 US English

Move in or take a twisting or spiral course

wind1 US Thesaurus

the trees were swaying in the wind

wind2 US Thesaurus

this road winds dangerously

twist someone around one's little finger US English

Have the ability to make someone do whatever one wants

winded in wind1 US English

Sound (a bugle or call) by blowing

wind up US English

Arrive or end up in a specified state, situation, or place

berg wind US English

A hot dry northerly wind blowing from the interior to coastal districts

side wind US English

A wind blowing predominantly from one side

to the wind US English

In all directions

wind down US English

(Of a mechanism, especially one operated by clockwork) gradually lose power

wind band US English

A group of musicians playing mainly woodwind instruments

wind farm US English

An area of land with a group of energy-producing windmills or wind turbines

wind gap US English

A valley cut through a ridge by erosion by a river that no longer follows a course through the valley

wind harp US English

Another term for aeolian harp.

wind load US English

The force on a structure arising from the impact of wind on it

wind rock US English

Damage to the roots of young plants, caused by the movement of the stem in the wind

wind rose US English

A diagram showing the relative frequency of wind directions at a place

break wind US English

Release gas from the anus

broken wind US English

Another term for COPD in horses.

motor wind US English

A camera winding mechanism driven by a motor

second wind US English

A person’s ability to breathe freely during exercise, after having been out of breath

solar wind US English

The continuous flow of charged particles from the sun that permeates the solar system

trade wind US English

A wind blowing steadily toward the equator from the northeast in the northern hemisphere or the southeast in the southern hemisphere, especially at sea. Two belts of trade winds encircle the earth, blowing from the tropical high-pressure belts to the low-pressure zone at the equator

on a wind US English

Against a wind on either bow

wind chimes US English

A decorative arrangement of small pieces of glass, metal, or shell suspended from a frame, typically hung near a door or window so as make a tinkling sound in the breeze

wind energy US English

Electrical energy obtained from harnessing the wind with windmills or wind turbines

wind gauge US English

An anemometer

wind power US English

Power obtained by harnessing the energy of the wind

wind shear US English

Variation in wind velocity occurring along a direction at right angles to the wind’s direction and tending to exert a turning force

wind speed US English

The rate at which air is moving in a particular area

wind sprint US English

A form of exercise consisting of repeated alternation between a walk or slow run and a faster run

wind tunnel US English

A tunnel-like apparatus for producing an airstream of known velocity past models of aircraft, buildings, etc., in order to investigate flow or the effect of wind on the full-size object

apparent wind US English

The wind as it is experienced on board a moving sailing vessel, as a result of the combined effects of the true wind and the boat’s speed

etesian wind US English

Another term for meltemi.

stellar wind US English

A continuous flow of charged particles from a star

wind machine US English

A machine used in the theater or in filmmaking for producing a blast of air or imitating the sound of wind

wind scorpion US English

Another term for sun spider.

wind-sucking US English

(In a horse) habitual behavior involving repeated arching of the neck and sucking in and swallowing air, often accompanied by a grunting sound

wind turbine US English

A turbine having a large vaned wheel rotated by the wind to generate electricity

prevailing wind US English

A wind from the direction that is predominant at a particular place or season

get wind of US English

Begin to suspect that (something) is happening; hear a rumor of

off the wind US English

With the wind on either quarter

wind instrument US English

A musical instrument in which sound is produced by the vibration of air, typically by the player blowing into the instrument

wind-pollinated US English

(Of a plant) fertilized by wind-borne pollen

wind pollination US English

Pollination of plants by means of pollen carried on the wind

piss in the wind US English

Do something that is ineffective or a waste of time

before the wind US English

With the wind blowing more or less from astern

put the wind up US English

Alarm or frighten (or be alarmed or frightened)

wind someone up US English

Make tense or angry

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