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definition of the word wind

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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From Old English wind (wind). Cognate with Dutch wind, German Wind, Swedish vind, Latin ventus, Welsh gwynt; ultimately probably cognate with weather.

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countable and uncountable; plural winds

wind (countable and uncountable; plural winds)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Real or perceived movement of atmospheric air usually caused by convection or differences in air pressure.
    The wind blew through her hair as she stood on the deck of the ship.
    As they accelerated onto the motorway, the wind tore the plywood off the car's roof-rack.
    The winds in Chicago are fierce.
  2. (uncountable) The ability to exert oneself without feeling short of breath.
    After the second lap he has already out of wind.
  3. (India and Japan) One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
    Give me a minute before we jog the next mile — I need a second wind.
  4. (uncountable, colloquial) Flatus.
    Ewww. Someone passed wind.

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