Adjective "wind" definition and examples

(Wind may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/wɪnd/

Definitions and examples

noun

The perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction.
  1. 'an easterly wind'
  2. 'It is subject to constant dust-laden winds variously known as sirocco, khamsin, simoom and harmattan.'
  3. 'It is believed that they have picked up metals blown off the bombing range by the strong easterly winds that regularly blow across the island.'
  4. 'Strong winds blow a sandstorm through the camp when suddenly the sound of large artillery rounds is heard about 300 meters away.'
  5. 'Hours of rain accompanied by strong gale force winds of up to 80 mph contributed to some of the most adverse weather conditions the area has seen in decades.'
  6. 'Cars were damaged by debris being blown around in the wind and torrential rain.'
  7. 'Easterly winds predominate near the equator and also in the lower atmosphere at the poles.'
  8. 'The wind blows in different directions within the cloud and forms a funnel.'
  9. 'The south-westerly monsoon winds bring copious amounts of rain from June onwards.'
  10. 'When the mistral winds blow it is particularly chilly, so a property with some kind of central heating is a necessity.'
  11. 'If these winds blew the same direction all the time, the dunes would line up crosswise to the breeze.'
  12. 'he had seen which way the wind was blowing'
  13. 'The vibes coming out of the company suggest that radical change is not in the wind.'
  14. 'It lands so quietly, you can only hear the rush of the wind in the top of the trees.'
Breath as needed in physical exertion, speech, etc., or the power of breathing without difficulty in such situations.
  1. 'she hit the floor with a thud that knocked the wind out of her'
  2. 'Jackson repeated the chorus twice more before they all put down their instruments and left me with my wind knocked out.'
  3. 'The wind was knocked out of her for the second time in five minutes.'
  4. 'The wind was knocked out of her, and she lay gasping for breath.'
  5. 'Not many singers have the wind to make it all the way to the end.'
Air swallowed while eating or gas generated in the stomach and intestines by digestion.
  1. 'You may also experience an increase in wind at first but this will settle.'
  2. 'Even the slightest pressure from clothing, bedsheets or wind may elicit pain.'
  3. 'These foods encourage the production of wind, and may aggravate colic.'
  4. 'People with a predominance of phlegm are generally healthy, whereas those with predominance of bile or wind are always of indifferent health.'
  5. 'Certain foods may cause excess wind, including pulses (peas, beans, etc.), dried fruit and peanuts.'
  6. 'A medicine called dimeticone is available to relieve trapped wind.'
  7. 'Do you ever lose control of wind or bowel motions from your back passage between visits to the toilet?'
  8. 'It is reputed as a drug which dispels wind from the stomach and counteracts spasmodic disorders.'
  9. 'Do not be tempted to add solid foods to your baby's bottle feed in an attempt to help them sleep at night, as this can cause wind and colic.'
  10. 'It is generally relieved by passing wind or actually having a bowel movement.'
  11. 'She is just full of wind and hot air.'
  12. 'Get real; your councillors say lots of things but like your counterparts in Government, you're all wind and air.'
Wind instruments, or specifically woodwind instruments, forming a band or a section of an orchestra.
  1. as modifier 'wind players'
  2. 'Holst had written at least two earlier chamber works featuring winds, but these represent his first mature productions.'
  3. 'There are no cellos, a disproportionately large number of double-basses, and big brass and wind sections but no oboes and bassoons.'
  4. 'The two concertos feature wind players from Beecham's Royal Philharmonic.'
  5. 'The string players grinned, but the wind section simply fell apart.'
  6. 'The term is also used of a number of other large ensembles including dance orchestras, jazz orchestras, and wind orchestras.'
  7. 'Nothing, until the fugal entries of the main theme in the winds, really takes off.'
  8. 'A platform is rigged toward the back of the stage rising over the winds and brass sections for the vocalists.'
  9. 'Aside from some frayed wind intonation, the orchestra played with rich, sonorous beauty.'
  10. 'A jug band is essentially a string band with a wind section - harmonica, kazoos, and the jug, of course.'
  11. 'However, we also are eager to add intermediate-level chamber music for any combination of strings, winds or voice without piano.'

verb

Cause (someone) to have difficulty breathing because of exertion or a blow to the stomach.
  1. 'All dignity gone, all control gone, because you are winded and gasping for breath.'
  2. 'Happily she was winded rather than wounded and suffered no more than bruising.'
  3. 'One man barged in between me and Jim, knocking us apart and winding me.'
  4. 'All three were somewhat winded from their exertions.'
  5. 'We did take the dogs for a short walk yesterday and I was winded after 1/2 a mile. It was disappointing, but it was nice to get outside.'
  6. 'She dodged his extremely slow blows and sank her fist into his stomach, winding him.'
  7. 'Donna winced in pain, and spinning round, kicked out at Mark's stomach, momentarily winding him.'
  8. 'Meanwhile, his partner grabbed the boy and punched him in the stomach, winding him.'
  9. 'He somehow managed to stay standing despite being winded by the blow.'
  10. 'At the end of the reel I was winded and tired, breathlessly cheering and clapping with the rest of the people.'
Make (a baby) bring up wind after feeding by patting its back.
  1. 'Wendy had to show her how to feed, wind and bath the baby and left him alone with her only if she went shopping.'
Detect the presence of (a person or animal) by scent.
    Sound (a bugle or call) by blowing.

      More definitions

      1. air in natural motion, as that moving horizontally at any velocity along the earth's surface: A gentle wind blew through the valley. High winds were forecast.

      2. a gale; storm; hurricane.

      3. any stream of air, as that produced by a bellows or fan.

      4. air that is blown or forced to produce a musical sound in singing or playing an instrument.

      5. wind instrument.

      6. wind instruments collectively.

      7. the winds, the members of an orchestra or band who play the wind instruments. 8

      More examples(as adjective)

      "places can be wind down productions."

      "powers can be wind."

      "places can be wind."

      "debrises can be wind."

      "damages can be wind."

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      Origin

      (wind)Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wind and German Wind, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin ventus.

      Phrase

      before the wind
      get wind of
      it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good
      which way the wind is blowing
      like the wind
      off the wind
      on a wind
      put (or have) the wind up
      sail close to (or near) the wind
      take the wind out of someone's sails
      to the wind(s)(or the four winds)
      wind of change