wind Definition

  • 1the perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current blowing from a particular direction
  • 2breath as needed in physical exertion, speech, or singing
  • 3a twist or turn in a course or path, especially one made by a road or river

Using wind: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "wind" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The wind is blowing hard today.

  • Example

    She took a deep breath to catch her wind.

  • Example

    The road winds through the mountains.

  • Example

    He wound his way through the crowded streets.

wind Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for wind

Idioms Using wind

  • to take a risk without worrying about the consequences


    She decided to throw caution to the wind and quit her job to travel the world.

  • the prevailing opinion or trend


    Politicians are always trying to figure out how the wind blows on certain issues.

  • three sheets to the wind

    very drunk


    He had too much to drink and was three sheets to the wind by the end of the night.

Phrases with wind

  • to hear about something secret or private


    I got wind of their plan to surprise me with a party.

  • a renewed energy or strength to continue doing something after becoming tired


    After a short break, she found her second wind and finished the race strong.

  • to pass gas


    He tried to break wind quietly, but everyone heard it and laughed.

Origins of wind

Old English 'windan', meaning 'to twist or turn'


Summary: wind in Brief

The term 'wind' [wɪnd] refers to the movement of air, often with a specific direction. It can also refer to breath or a twist in a path. Examples include 'The wind is blowing hard today.' and 'He wound his way through the crowded streets.' Phrases like 'get wind of something' and idioms like 'throw caution to the wind' extend its meaning to secret knowledge and risk-taking.

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