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Definition of "wind" []

  • Moving air, especially a natural and perceptible movement of air parallel to or along the ground. (noun)
  • A movement of air generated artificially, as by bellows or a fan. (noun)
  • The direction from which a movement of air comes: The wind is north-northwest. (noun)
  • A movement of air coming from one of the four cardinal points of the compass: the four winds. (noun)
  • Moving air carrying sound, an odor, or a scent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wind" in a sentence
  • "_He stayeth His rough wind in the day of the east wind_."
  • "Snow is falling and the wind is howling, as Washington and Knox stand together near the boat landing -- (_wind and murmur of crowd with occasional sharp commands in background through this scene."
  • "I now asked the Lord for two things, viz.: "That He would be pleased to change the _north wind into a south wind_, and that he would give the workmen a mind to work."