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 for wind
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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     1. 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.
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              Whether to wind
              The woodbine round this arbor.        --Milton.
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     2. To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
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              Sleep, and I will wind thee in arms.  --Shak.
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     3. 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." --Shak.
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              In his terms so he would him wind.    --Chaucer.
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              Gifts blind the wise, and bribes do please
              And wind all other witnesses.         --Herrick.
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              Were our legislature vested in the prince, he might
              wind and turn our constitution at his pleasure.
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     4. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
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              You have contrived . . . to wind
              Yourself into a power tyrannical.     --Shak.
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              Little arts and dexterities they have to wind in
              such things into discourse.           --Gov. of
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     5. To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to
        wind a rope with twine.
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     To wind off, to unwind; to uncoil.
     To wind out, to extricate. [Obs.] --Clarendon.
     To wind up.
        (a) To coil into a ball or small compass, as a skein of
            thread; to coil completely.
        (b) To bring to a conclusion or settlement; as, to wind up
            one's affairs; to wind up an argument.
        (c) 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."
        (d) To tighten (the strings) of a musical instrument, so
            as to tune it. "Wind up the slackened strings of thy
            lute." --Waller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wind \Wind\, v. i.
     1. To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about
        anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines
        wind round a pole.
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              So swift your judgments turn and wind. --Dryden.
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     2. To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend;
        to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.
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              And where the valley winded out below,
              The murmuring main was heard, and scarcely heard, to
              flow.                                 --Thomson.
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              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.
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     3. 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.
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              The lowing herd wind ?lowly o'er the lea. --Gray.
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              To wind out, to extricate one's self; to escape.
              Long struggling underneath are they could wind
              Out of such prison.                   --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wind \Wind\, n.
     The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]131. Cf. Air, Ventail, Ventilate,
     Window, Winnow.]
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     1. Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a
        current of air.
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              Except wind stands as never it stood,
              It is an ill wind that turns none to good. --Tusser.
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              Winds were soft, and woods were green. --Longfellow.
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     2. Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as,
        the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.
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     3. Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or
        by an instrument.
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              Their instruments were various in their kind,
              Some for the bow, and some for breathing wind.
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     4. Power of respiration; breath.
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              If my wind were but long enough to say my prayers, I
              would repent.                         --Shak.
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     5. Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence;
        as, to be troubled with wind.
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     6. Air impregnated with an odor or scent.
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              A pack of dogfish had him in the wind. --Swift.
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     7. 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.
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              Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon
              these slain.                          --Ezek.
                                                    xxxvii. 9.
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     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.
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     8. (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.
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     9. Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
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              Nor think thou with wind
              Of airy threats to awe.               --Milton.
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     10. (Zool.) The dotterel. [Prov. Eng.]
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     11. (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]
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     Note: Wind is often used adjectively, or as the first part of
           compound words.
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     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.
         (a) In the direction of, and moving with, the wind; as,
             birds fly swiftly down the wind.
         (b) 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'
     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
     Wind dropsy. (Med.)
         (a) Tympanites.
         (b) 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.
         (a) (Naut.) A wide tube or funnel of canvas, used to
             convey a stream of air for ventilation into the lower
             compartments of a vessel.
         (b) 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.]
        --Mrs. Browning.
     Wind rush (Zool.), 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wind \Wind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Winded; p. pr. & vb. n.
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     1. To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
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     2. To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as,
        the hounds winded the game.
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        (a) To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a
            horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of
        (b) To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to
            be recovered; to breathe.
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     To wind a ship (Naut.), to turn it end for end, so that the
        wind strikes it on the opposite side.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 horns."
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           Ye vigorous swains, while youth ferments your blood, .
           . .
           Wind the shrill horn.                    --Pope.
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           That blast was winded by the king.       --Sir W.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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: wind, air current,
           current of air]
      2: a tendency or force that influences events; "the winds of
      3: breath; "the collision knocked the wind out of him"
      4: empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a
         lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz" [syn: wind,
         malarkey, malarky, idle words, jazz, nothingness]
      5: an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the
         stock market"; "a good lead for a job" [syn: tip, lead,
         steer, confidential information, wind, hint]
      6: a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an
         enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath [syn:
         wind instrument, wind]
      7: a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus [syn:
         fart, farting, flatus, wind, breaking wind]
      8: the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old
         clock and gave it a good wind" [syn: wind, winding,
      v 1: 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, wind,
           thread, meander, wander]
      2: extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake";
         "the path twisted through the forest" [syn: wind, twist,
      3: arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your
         finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped
         her arms around the child" [syn: wind, wrap, roll,
         twine] [ant: unroll, unwind, wind off]
      4: catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the
         drugs" [syn: scent, nose, wind]
      5: coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a
         stem; "wind your watch" [syn: wind, wind up]
      6: form into a wreath [syn: wreathe, wind]
      7: raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist
         the bicycle onto the roof of the car" [syn: hoist, lift,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  390 Moby Thesaurus words for "wind":
     Aqua-Lung, Vayu, Zephyr, Zephyrus, about ship, aerate, aerophone,
     air, air out, air-condition, air-cool, airify, allure, antelope,
     arch, arrow, artificial respiration, aspiration, asthmatic wheeze,
     back and fill, bagpipe, bait the hook, baloney, bay, bear away,
     bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, beep, belch, bell,
     bend, bend back, bilge, birdlime, blah, blah-blah, blare, blast,
     blat, blow, blow a horn, blow the horn, blue darter, blue streak,
     bop, bosh, bow, box off, bray, break, breath, breath of air,
     breathing, bring about, bring round, broken wind, bugle, bull,
     bullshit, bunk, bunkum, burn out, burp, cannonball, cant,
     cant round, carillon, cast, cast about, catch, catch out,
     change course, change the heading, charge, circle, circulate,
     circumrotate, circumvolute, clarion, clue, cock, coil, come about,
     contort, corkscrew, cough, courser, crank, crap, crinkle, crook,
     cross-ventilate, cue, curl, curve, dart, debilitate, decoy,
     decurve, deflect, distort, divagate, do in, do up, dome, doodle,
     double a point, double reed, double-tongue, drift, eagle,
     electricity, embouchure, embow, encircle, enclose, enervate,
     enlace, enmesh, ensnare, ensnarl, entangle, entoil, entrap,
     entwine, envelop, enweb, err, eructation, excurse, exhalation,
     exhaust, expiration, express train, exsufflation, fag, fag out,
     fan, fart, fatigue, fetch about, fife, flag, flapdoodle, flash,
     flatulence, flatulency, flatuosity, flatus, flex, flute, frazzle,
     freshen, gas, gasp, gazelle, get up steam, gin, gird, girdle,
     go about, go adrift, go around, go astray, go round,
     greased lightning, greyhound, guff, gulp, gup, gybe, gyrate, gyre,
     hack, harass, hare, heave round, hiccup, hogwash, hokum, honk,
     hooey, hook, hook in, horn, hot air, hump, hunch, incurvate,
     incurve, indication, inflect, inhalation, inhalator, inkling,
     inspiration, insufflation, intimation, intort, inveigle, iron lung,
     jade, jet plane, jibe, jibe all standing, key, knock out, knock up,
     light, lightning, lime, lip, load, loop, lure, malarkey, meander,
     mercury, mesh, miss stays, misshape, moonshine,
     mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, mouthpiece, naught, net, nil, nix,
     noose, notion, overfatigue, overstrain, overtire, overweary,
     oxygen mask, oxygen tent, oxygenate, oxygenize, pant, peal,
     pererrate, piffle, pipe, pirouette, pivot, ply, poop, poop out,
     poppycock, prime, prostrate, puff, put about, put back,
     quicksilver, ramble, recurve, reed, reflect, reflex, refresh,
     respiration, retroflex, revolve, rocket, rot, rotate, round,
     round a point, rove, sag, scallop, scared rabbit, scat, screw,
     scuba, serpentine, set, sheer, shift, shit, shot, shriek, sigh,
     slew, slide, slink, snake, snare, snarl, sneeze, sniff, sniffle,
     sniggle, snore, snoring, snuff, snuffle, sound, sound a tattoo,
     sound taps, spin, spiral, spread the toils, squeal, steam up,
     sternutation, stertor, straggle, stray, streak,
     streak of lightning, striped snake, suggestion, surround,
     suspiration, swag, swallow, sweep, swerve, swing, swing round,
     swing the stern, swirl, swivel, tack, tangle, telltale, thought,
     throw about, thunderbolt, tire, tire out, tire to death, tommyrot,
     tongue, toot, tooter, tootle, torrent, torture, trap, trip, tripe,
     triple-tongue, trumpet, tucker, turn, turn a pirouette,
     turn around, turn back, turn round, tweedle, twine, twirl, twist,
     twist and turn, use up, valve, vault, veer, ventilate, wamble,
     wander, warm up, warp, weaken, wear, wear down, wear on, wear out,
     wear ship, weary, weave, wheel, wheeze, whirl, whistle, whorl,
     wilt, wind instrument, wind the horn, wind up, winnow, worm,
     wreathe, wring, yaw

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