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Another word for wind

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Noun
  1. A natural movement or current of air

    See also:

    breath

Verb
  1. To expose to circulating air

      1. To provide with an opening for the escape of air, gas, etc.; furnish a means for airing
      2. To inhale and exhale (air, for example); breathe.
      3. To inhale and exhale air; breathe.
      1. To become aired, dried, cooled, etc.
      2. To expose to the air in order to dry, cool, or freshen; ventilate.
      3. To let air into or through; put where air can dry, cool, freshen, etc.
      1. To charge (liquid) with gas, as in making soda water
      2. To supply with air or expose to the circulation of air:
      3. To expose to air, or cause air to circulate through
    See also:

    open

    breath

  2. To move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course

      1. To form a wreathlike shape around something
      2. To curl, writhe, or spiral:
      3. To coil, twist, or entwine, esp. so as to form into a wreath
      1. To twist or interlace (straw, wicker, etc.) so as to form something
      2. To twist or interlace (something) into, through, or among
      3. To form (threads) into a fabric
      1. To wrench or sprain:
      2. To impart a spiral or coiling shape to, as by turning the ends in opposite directions:
      3. To encircle with a coil of
      1. To twist together (threads, for example); intertwine.
      2. To twist and turn
      3. To twist, interlace, etc.
      1. To rise or fall with steady acceleration.
      2. To cause to take a spiral form or course.
      3. To move in or form a spiral
      1. (Informal) To drag or pull, esp. lengthwise and with force
      2. To drag or pull lengthwise, especially to drag with a rope or chain.
      3. To clear obstructions from (a pipe, drain, etc.) by means of a snake
      1. To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction:
      2. To speak or write in sustained fashion on a number of loosely connected topics.
      3. To follow a winding and turning course:
      1. To twine, weave, or twist together or around
      2. To twine or twist together.
      3. To twist or twine around something (one another).
      1. To assume a spiral or curved shape
      2. To move in a curve or spiral:
      3. To form into a coiled or spiral shape:
      1. To move or cause to move in a spiral or winding course.
      2. To move in a spiral; twist
      1. To move in a winding course
      2. To wind into a shape resembling a coil.
      3. To wind or gather (rope, a hose, etc.) into a circular or spiral form
  3. To introduce gradually and slyly

      1. To insinuate (oneself) into a situation, conversation, etc.
      2. To elicit by artful or devious means. Usually used with out of :
      3. To work (one's way or oneself) subtly or gradually; insinuate:
      1. To make productive; cultivate:
      2. To bring to a specified condition by gradual or repeated effort or work:
      3. To function; operate:
      1. To cause (oneself) to be involved or accepted by subtle and artful means:
      2. To express or otherwise convey (a thought, for example) in an indirect or insidious way.
      3. To introduce or work into gradually, indirectly, and artfully
      1. To cause (a liquid, for example) to permeate a substance by passing through its interstices or pores.
      2. To penetrate, or cause to penetrate (a region or group) gradually or stealthily, so as to attack or to seize control from within
      3. To pass, or cause (individual troops) to pass, through weak places in the enemy's lines in order to attack the enemy's flanks or rear
      1. To introduce or insert surreptitiously or without warrant.
      2. To pass off as genuine, valuable, or worthy:
      3. To impose (something or someone unwanted) upon another by coercion or trickery:
      1. (Skiing) To tilt (a ski) so that one edge bites into the snow, as in traversing a slope
      2. To form or put an edge on; provide an edge for
      3. To tilt (a ski or both skis) in such a way that an edge or both edges bite into the snow.
    See also:

    enter

Idioms:

    wind-up

  1. To bring or come to a natural or proper end

Another word for wind

Noun
  1. Air in motion

      1. (Greek Mythology) The god of the north wind.
      1. A god personifying the gentle west wind.
      1. A generally southerly hot wind originating in the Sahara that blows across Egypt from late March to early May.
      2. A hot wind in Egypt which blows (for about 50 days) from the desert, bringing with it sand.
      1. A warm dry wind that descends from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, causing a rapid rise in temperature.
      2. The warm, dry wind blowing intermittently down the east side of the Rockies during the winter and early spring, which causes the rapid thawing of snow
      3. (Canada, physics, meteorology) The descending, warm, dry wind on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains. The chinook generally blows from the southwest, but its direction may be modified by topography. When it sets in after a spell of intense cold, the temperature may rise by 20–40°F in 15 minutes due to replacement of a cold air mass with a much warmer air mass in minutes.
      1. A warm dry wind coming off the lee slopes of a mountain range, especially off the northern slopes of the Alps.
      2. A warm, dry wind blowing down into the valleys of a mountain, esp. in the Alps
      1. A windstorm in which large quantities of sand are blown about in the air in close proximity to the ground
      2. A strong wind carrying clouds of sand and dust through the air.
      1. A British fighter aircraft used during World War II, especially during the Battle of Britain
      2. (Sports, aerial freestyle skiing) "full—triple-full—full" – an acrobatic maneuver consisting of three flips and five twists, with one twist on the first flip, three twists on the second flip, one twist on the third flip
      3. A violent tropical cyclone with winds moving at 74 or more miles per hour, often accompanied by torrential rains, and originating usually in the West Indian region: winds of hurricane force sometimes occur in the absence of a hurricane system
      1. A person who twists
      2. One that twists, as in the manufacture of rope or yarn.
      3. (Sports) A ball thrown or batted with a twist.
      1. A tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian Oceans.
      2. Any violent tropical cyclone originating in the W Pacific, esp. in the South China Sea
      3. A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane, which results in wind speeds of 64 knots (118km/h) or above. Equivalent to a cyclone in the Indian Ocean and Indonesia/Australia.
      1. (Meteorol.) A system of rotating winds over a vast area, spinning inward to a low pressure center (counterclockwise in the N Hemisphere) and generally causing stormy weather: commonly called a low, since it coexists with low barometric pressure
      2. (Meteorology) An atmospheric system characterized by the rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center, usually accompanied by stormy, often destructive weather. Cyclones circulate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
      3. A Southeastern and Indian Ocean weather phenomenon that results in wind speeds of around 150 to 200 km/h.
      1. A sudden hard stroke or hit, as with the fist or an object.
      2. The state of blossoming:
      3. A mass of blossoms:
      1. Furious agitation, commotion, or tumult; an uproar:
      2. A violent storm with high winds, esp. one accompanied by rain, hail, or snow
      3. A violent windstorm, frequently accompanied by rain, snow, or hail.
      1. A hot humid south or southeast wind of southern Italy, Sicily, and the Mediterranean islands, originating in the Sahara Desert as a dry dusty wind but becoming moist as it passes over the Mediterranean.
      2. A hot or warm southerly wind, especially one moving toward a low barometric pressure center.
      3. A hot, steady, oppressive wind blowing from the Libyan deserts across the Mediterranean into S Europe, often bringing dust and sometimes accompanied by rain
      1. A waterproof hat of material such as plastic, oilskin, or canvas, with a broad brim behind to protect the neck.
      2. A strong wind blowing from the southwest.
      3. A storm or gale blowing from the southwest.
      1. Alternative form of nor'easter.
      2. A storm or strong wind from the northeast
      3. A storm or gale blowing from the northeast.
      1. A steady wind that blows from east to west above and below the equator.
      2. Any of a consistent system of prevailing winds occupying most of the tropics, constituting the major component of the general circulation of the atmosphere, and blowing northeasterly in the Northern Hemisphere and southeasterly in the Southern Hemisphere.
      3. Alternative form of trade wind.
      1. Anything of fine, soft, or light quality, especially fabric
      2. A gentle breeze.
      3. Any light refreshing wind; a gentle breeze
      1. An instance of wafting; the action of something that wafts.
      1. A condition of the heart in which the contractions are very rapid but generally regular
      2. A fluttering movement; vibration
      3. Rapid fluctuation in the pitch of a sound reproduction resulting from variations in the speed of the recording or reproducing equipment.
      1. A destructive force or thing.
      2. A current of air whirling violently upward in a spiral motion around a more or less vertical axis that has a forward motion
      3. A violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterized by an inward spiral motion of the air with an upward current in the center; a vortex of air. It usually has a rapid progressive motion.
      1. An advertisement, review, etc., as of a book, containing undue or exaggerated praise
      2. A light padded bed covering.
      3. A small quantity of vapor, smoke, etc. expelled at one time
      1. A slight, gentle gust of air; a waft:
      2. A brief, passing odor carried in the air:
      3. A light puff or gust of air or wind; breath
      1. A kitchen utensil consisting of wire loops fixed in a handle, for whipping egg whites, cream, etc.
      2. A kitchen utensil, usually in the form of stiff, thin wire loops attached to a handle, used for whipping foodstuffs.
      3. The act of brushing with a quick, light, sweeping motion
      1. A gust of rain or snow
      2. A brief, light snowfall.
      3. A sudden, brief rush of wind; gust
      1. A sudden loud sound, especially one produced by a stream of forced air:
      2. A gust of wind; strong rush of air
      3. A powerful hit, blow, or shot.
      1. (Archaic) A periodic payment, such as is made of a rent or annuity.
      2. A strong wind
      3. (Archaic) A breeze
      1. A sudden burst, as of rain or smoke.
      2. A sudden burst of rain, smoke, fire, sound, etc.
      3. A sudden, strong rush of air or wind
      1. Small pieces of coke or coal with a diameter of 1.27 cm (.5 in) or less
      2. The refuse left when coke or charcoal is made.
      3. A light current of air; wind, esp. a gentle wind
      1. A dry cold northerly wind that blows in squalls toward the Mediterranean coast of southern France.
      1. (Naut.) The depth of water that a vessel draws, or needs in order to float, esp. when loaded
      2. The act or instance of closely following a race car, truck, etc. to avoid wind resistance and conserve fuel
      3. The process or method of selecting one or more individuals from a group, as for a service or duty:
  2. *Fugitive information

      1. Empty speech or unnecessary discussion:
      2. Something, such as the sounds of animals, felt to resemble human talk:
      3. Hearsay, rumor, or speculation:
      1. Reputation; repute:
      2. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
      3. An explosive noise:
      1. A continuous low, murmuring sound, as of flowing water.
      2. A low, bubbling sound
      3. Idle or foolish talk; chatter.
    See also:

    rumor

    gossip

  3. *The breath

      1. Either of two marks, the rough breathing (῾) and the smooth breathing (̓), used in Greek to indicate presence or absence of aspiration.
      2. A single breath.
      3. Respiration
      1. An inhalant.
      2. The act or an instance of inhaling
      3. The substance (medicament) which is inhaled.
      1. The oxidative process occurring within living cells by which the chemical energy of organic molecules is converted in a series of metabolic steps into usable energy in the form of ATP, involving the consumption of oxygen and the production of carbon dioxide and water as byproducts.
      2. Act or process of respiring; breathing; inhaling and exhaling air
      3. The action or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.
    See also:

    breath

Verb
  1. To wrap about

  2. To twist

    See also:

    bend

  3. To meander

      1. To turn aside from a course or way:
      2. To cause to turn aside or differ.
      3. To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
      1. To turn aside or deviate to avoid impact.
      2. To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
      3. To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
      1. To move about aimlessly through or over:
      2. To follow an irregularly winding course of motion or growth:
      3. To talk or write aimlessly, without connection of ideas
      1. To become twisted, interlaced, or interwoven:
      2. To go in a winding course; twist about:
      3. To twist and turn
      1. To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
      2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
      3. To divert or deflect:
      1. To add or substitute (words) in a film by altering the soundtrack.
      2. To fly (an aircraft) in a loop.
      3. To move in a loop:
      1. To undergo twisting and thus take on a spiral or coiled form
      2. To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
      3. To turn or open by turning:
      1. To clear obstructions from (a pipe, drain, etc.) by means of a snake
      2. (Informal) To pull quickly
      3. To move, curve, twist, or turn like a snake
      1. To introduce (another element) into a complex whole; work in:
      2. To twist or interlace (straw, wicker, etc.) so as to form something
      3. To make (a path or way) by winding in and out or from side to side:
      1. In a zigzag manner or pattern.
      2. In a zigzag course
      3. To move in or form a zigzag:

Synonym Study

  • Zephyr is a poetic term for a soft, gentle breeze
  • Gust and blast apply to sudden, brief winds, gust suggesting a light puff, and blast a driving rush, of air
  • Gale is popularly applied to a strong, somewhat violent wind and, meteorologically, to a wind having a velocity of from 32 to 63 miles an hour
  • Breeze is popularly applied to a light, fresh wind and, meteorologically, to a wind having a velocity of from 4 to 31 miles an hour
  • Wind is the general term for any natural movement of air, whether of high or low velocity or great or little force