winding Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the act of winding or twisting
- he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
- the river winds through the hills
- the path meanders through the vineyards
- sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body
verb extend in curves and turns
twist; curve; wind.
- The road winds around the lake
- the path twisted through the forest
verb arrange or or coil around
wrap; twine; roll; wind.
- roll your hair around your finger
- Twine the thread around the spool
- She wrapped her arms around the child
verb catch the scent of; get wind of
scent; nose; wind.
- The dog nosed out the drugs
verb coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
wind up; wind.
verb form into a wreath
verb raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
lift; hoist; wind.
- hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car
adjective satellite marked by repeated turns and bends
twisty; tortuous; twisting; voluminous.
- a tortuous road up the mountain
- winding roads are full of surprises
- had to steer the car down a twisty track
adjective satellite of a path e.g.
wandering; rambling; meandering.
- meandering streams
- rambling forest paths
- the river followed its wandering course
- a winding country road
- (Naut.) A call by the boatswain's whistle.
- Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.
- A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream.
To nurse the saplings tall, and curl the grove
With ringlets quaint, and wanton windings wove.
2. A line- or ribbon-shaped material (as wire, string, or bandaging) wound around an object; as, the windings (conducting wires) wound around the armature of an electric motor or generator.
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