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wind1 British & World English

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

wind2 British & World English

Move in or take a twisting or spiral course

winded in wind1 British & World English

Sound (a bugle or call) by blowing

twist someone around one's little finger British & World English

Have the ability to make someone do whatever one wants

wind up British & World English

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

wind-up British & World English

An attempt to tease or irritate someone

berg wind British & World English

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

side wind British & World English

A wind blowing predominantly from one side

wind down British & World English

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

wind-down British & World English

A gradual lessening of activity, intensity, or scale as something comes to an end

wind band British & World English

A group of musicians playing mainly woodwind instruments

wind farm British & World English

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

wind gap British & World English

A valley cut through a ridge by a river which no longer flows through the valley

wind harp British & World English

Another term for aeolian harp.

wind load British & World English

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

wind pack British & World English

Snow which has been compacted by the wind

wind rock British & World English

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

wind rose British & World English

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

broken wind British & World English

Another term for COPD in horses.

break wind British & World English

Release gas from the anus

second wind British & World English

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

trade wind British & World English

A wind blowing steadily towards the equator from the north-east in the northern hemisphere or the south-east 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

solar wind British & World English

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

on a wind British & World English

Against a wind on either bow

wind chill British & World English

The cooling effect of wind blowing on a surface

wind chimes British & World 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 draught

wind energy British & World English

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

wind power British & World English

Power obtained by harnessing the energy of the wind

wind shear British & World 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 sprint British & World English

A form of exercise involving moving from a walk or slow run to a faster run and repeatedly reversing the process

wind tunnel British & World 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

motor wind British & World English

A camera winding mechanism driven by a motor

apparent wind British & World 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 British & World English

Another term for meltemi.

stellar wind British & World English

A continuous flow of charged particles from a star

wind machine British & World English

A machine used in the theatre or in film-making for producing a blast of air or imitating the sound of wind

wind scorpion British & World English

Another term for sun spider.

wind-sucking British & World English

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

wind turbine British & World English

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

prevailing wind British & World English

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

get wind of British & World English

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

off the wind British & World English

With the wind on the quarter

to the wind British & World English

In all directions

wind instrument British & World English

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

wind-pollinated British & World English

(Of a plant) fertilized by wind-borne pollen

wind pollination British & World English

Pollination of plants by means of pollen carried on the wind

wind up in wind2 British & World English

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

piss in the wind British & World English

Do something that is ineffective or a waste of time


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