wind

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wind is part of the Basic English 850.
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wind is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
wind

Pronunciation[change]

noun
verb

Homophones[change]

verb, in accents with the wine-whine merger

Noun[change]

Singular
wind

Plural
winds

Trees moving in the wind
  1. (countable & uncountable) Wind is the moving air.
    The wind blows so strongly now that a person's hair goes in the person's face.


Verb[change]

Plain form
wind

Third person singular
winds

Simple past
wound

Past participle
wound

Present participle
winding

a movie of winding string
  1. If you wind something you wrap it around and make it tight.
    You need to wind the string around the stick.
  2. If you wind a clock or watch you tighten a spring inside it. This is done by turning knob. The spring powers the clock or watch as it unwinds (stops being tight).
  3. If something winds it twists around in different directions.
    The road winds for miles.
  4. If something winds down, it runs out of power and gets slower. (Like a watch that is unwinding.)
  5. How something winds up is how it becomes in the end or after something happens.
    I wound up lost after I made the wrong turn.