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Definition of "winded" []

  • Having breath or respiratory power of a specified kind. Often used in combination: short-winded; broken-winded. (adjective)
  • Out of breath: a winded runner. (adjective)

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 "winded" in a sentence
  • "I don't know about you, but I think being long-winded is a sign of intelligence ..."
  • "We only stopped talking when we were completely winded from the mountains, were taking pee breaks, (even those are minimally private in open Haitian country-side), or enjoying well-earned sleep."
  • "Already on the second page he made a deft, poetic substitution, changing "the abortive sorrows and unjustified elations of men" to "the abortive sorrows and shortwinded elations of men" – I like the echo of abortive sorrows in shortwinded, and how that brief flutter of air does its sorry best to lift elations."