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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.
                                                  --Addison.
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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
                                                  Tongue.
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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."
          --Atterbury.
      (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.
                                                  Scott.
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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
   winding.
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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.
                                                  --Dryden.
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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]
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   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'
      Slang]

   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
      organ.

   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.
   Winding.]
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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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   3.
      (a) To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a
          horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of
          breath.
      (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."
   --Pennant.
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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.
                                                  Scott.
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