Synonyms for wind

Synonyms for (noun) wind

Synonyms: twist, wind, winding

Definition: the act of winding or twisting

Usage: he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind

Similar words: rotary motion, rotation

Definition: the act of rotating as if on an axis

Usage: the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music


Synonyms: wind

Definition: breath

Usage: the collision knocked the wind out of him

Similar words: breathing out, exhalation, expiration

Definition: the act of expelling air from the lungs


Synonyms: breaking wind, fart, farting, flatus, wind

Definition: a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus

Similar words: unconditioned reflex, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response

Definition: an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus


Synonyms: wind, wind instrument

Definition: a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath

Similar words: musical instrument, instrument

Definition: any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds


Synonyms: lead, confidential information, wind, tip, steer, hint

Definition: an indication of potential opportunity

Usage: he got a tip on the stock market; a good lead for a job

Similar words: counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance

Definition: something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action


Synonyms: wind, malarkey, malarky, jazz, nothingness, idle words

Definition: empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

Usage: that's a lot of wind; don't give me any of that jazz

Similar words: talk, talking

Definition: an exchange of ideas via conversation

Usage: let's have more work and less talk around here


Synonyms: wind

Definition: a tendency or force that influences events

Usage: the winds of change

Similar words: influence

Definition: the effect of one thing (or person) on another

Usage: the influence of mechanical action


Synonyms: wind, current of air, air current

Definition: air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

Usage: trees bent under the fierce winds; when there is no wind, row; the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere

Similar words: weather, weather condition, atmospheric condition, conditions

Definition: the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

Usage: they were hoping for good weather; every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception; the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow

Synonyms for (verb) wind

Synonyms: hoist, wind, lift

Definition: raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

Usage: hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car

Similar words: lift, raise, get up, bring up, elevate

Definition: raise from a lower to a higher position

Usage: Raise your hands; Lift a load


Synonyms: wind, wreathe

Definition: form into a wreath

Similar words: twine, enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, lace

Definition: spin,wind, or twist together

Usage: intertwine the ribbons; Twine the threads into a rope; intertwined hearts


Synonyms: wind, wind up

Definition: coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem

Usage: wind your watch

Similar words: tighten, fasten

Definition: make tight or tighter

Usage: Tighten the wire


Synonyms: wind, wrap, twine, roll

Definition: arrange or or coil around

Usage: roll your hair around your finger; Twine the thread around the spool; She wrapped her arms around the child

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: meander, wander, weave, wind, thread

Definition: to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

Usage: the river winds through the hills; the path meanders through the vineyards; sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: wind, scent, nose

Definition: catch the scent of; get wind of

Usage: The dog nosed out the drugs

Similar words: smell

Definition: inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense


Synonyms: curve, wind, twist

Definition: extend in curves and turns

Usage: The road winds around the lake; the path twisted through the forest

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer