Know Your Next Word : wind

5. wind :

noun & verb :

1. air in natural motion, as that moving horizontally at any velocity along the earth's surface

2. air that is blown or forced to produce a musical sound in singing or playing an instrument

3. a gale : storm : hurricane

4. wind instruments collectively

5. to make (one's or its way) in a bending or curving course

usage :

  • She took the wind out of his sails when she announced she was marrying someone else.

  • Try to find out how the wind blows.

  • A gentle wind blew through the valley.

  • High winds were forecast.

  • strong winds of public opinion

  • to catch wind of a stock split

  • In her profession one is always between wind and water.

  • The stream winds its way through the woods.

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