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wind1

wind1

pronunciation:
wInd
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
get wind of, in the wind
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: air as it moves naturally, esp. over the surface of the earth.
synonyms:
air
similar words:
blast, breeze, cat's-paw, draft, flaw, gale, headwind, mistral, nor'easter, sea breeze, southeaster, southerly, waft, windflaw, zephyr
definition 2: a stream of air produced by any artificial means.
similar words:
air, breeze, current, draft, ventilation
definition 3: breath; breathing; respiration.
synonyms:
breath
similar words:
aspiration, breathing, expiration, inhalation, respiration
definition 4: air that carries a scent or odor, esp. of an animal.
synonyms:
waft, whiff
similar words:
odor, scent
definition 5: (pl.) a group of wind instruments, as in an orchestra.
synonyms:
wind instruments
similar words:
brasses, horns, woodwinds
definition 6: intestinal gas; flatulence.
synonyms:
flatulence
similar words:
fart
definition 7: idle chatter; empty words.
synonyms:
babble, chatter, hot air
similar words:
balderdash, baloney, flap-doodle, folderol, gibberish, hooey, humbug, nonsense, prattle, twaddle
definition 8: a force; trend.
winds of change
synonyms:
current, tide, trend
similar words:
force
definition 9: a point of the compass or the wind coming from such a point.
similar words:
direction, point
phrase: get wind of
phrase: in the wind
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: winds, winding, winded
definition 1: to make short of breath.
The run winded him.
similar words:
exhaust, poop, tire, tucker, wear out
definition 2: to follow the scent of.
The dogs winded the fox.
synonyms:
track, trail
similar words:
chase, hunt, pursue
definition 3: to place in the open air.
She winded the musty clothes.
synonyms:
air
similar words:
put out, set out
definition 4: to allow the recovery of breath, esp. after exertion.
similar words:
recover, rest
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to catch the scent of game.
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  • windy:
    having a strong wind.
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