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Definition of Wind

Wind v. t. means: To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.

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Wind v. t. means: To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.

Meaning of Wind

Wind (v. t.) means: To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.

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Wind (n.): Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.

Windy (superl.): Consisting of wind; accompanied or characterized by wind; exposed to wind.

Wind-rode (a.): Caused to ride or drive by the wind in opposition to the course of the tide; -- said of a vessel lying at anchor, with wind and tide opposed to each other.

Anemoscope (n.): An instrument which shows the direction of the wind; a wind vane; a weathercock; -- usually applied to a contrivance consisting of a vane above, connected in the building with a dial or index with pointers to show the changes of the wind.

Anemorphilous (a.): Fertilized by the agency of the wind; -- said of plants in which the pollen is carried to the stigma by the wind; wind-Fertilized.

Driftwind (n.): A driving wind; a wind that drives snow, sand, etc., into heaps.

Breeze (n.): A light, gentle wind; a fresh, soft-blowing wind.

Anemometer (n.): An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of the wind; a wind gauge.

Wind-break (n.): A clump of trees serving for a protection against the force of wind.

Wind (v. i.): To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.

Stream (v. i.): To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind.

Wind (n.): A direction from which the wind may blow; a point of the compass; especially, one of the cardinal points, which are often called the four winds.

Wind (v. t.): To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.

Efflation (n.): The act of filling with wind; a breathing or puffing out; a puff, as of wind.

Wind (v. t.): To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.

Wind (n.): Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind.

Reach (v. i.): To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.

Accordion (n.): A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind upon free metallic reeds.

Windmill (n.): A mill operated by the power of the wind, usually by the action of the wind upon oblique vanes or sails which radiate from a horizontal shaft.

Wind (v. i.): To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole.

Wound (): imp. & p. p. of Wind to twist, and Wind to sound by blowing.

Keckle (v. t.): To wind old rope around, as a cable, to preserve its surface from being fretted, or to wind iron chains around, to defend from the friction of a rocky bottom, or from the ice.

Woold (v. t.): To wind, or wrap; especially, to wind a rope round, as a mast or yard made of two or more pieces, at the place where it has been fished or scarfed, in order to strengthen it.

Wind-sucker (n.): A horse given to wind-sucking

Overblow (v. t.): To blow away; to dissipate by wind, or as by wind.

Windward (adv.): Toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind blows.

Wind (v. t.): To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.

Spoom (v. i.): To be driven steadily and swiftly, as before a strong wind; to be driven before the wind without any sail, or with only a part of the sails spread; to scud under bare poles.

Luff (v. i.): To turn the head of a vessel toward the wind; to sail nearer the wind; to turn the tiller so as to make the vessel sail nearer the wind.

Windfall (n.): Anything blown down or off by the wind, as fruit from a tree, or the tree itself, or a portion of a forest prostrated by a violent wind, etc.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Wind

Meaning of Gybe

Gybe means: (Jibe) Turning the boat so that the stern crosses the wind, changing direction. To change direction before the wind onto another tack with the boom coming over by the force of the wind. Caution is needed in this maneuver, especially in heavy wind.

Meaning of East Wind, Easterly Wind

East Wind, Easterly Wind means: A wind coming from the east. The current is to where it flows, The wind from where it blows

Meaning of Wind Over the Deck

Wind Over the Deck means: The net wind, which is the combination of the true wind and motion of the vessel. An important calculation when conducting flight operations.

Meaning of True Wind

True Wind means: The speed and direction of the wind felt or measured when stationary. The motion of a boat will cause the wind to appear to be coming at a different direction and speed, which is known as apparent wind

Meaning of Apparent Wind

Apparent Wind means: The combination of the true wind and the headwind caused by the boat's forward motion. For example, it causes a light side wind to appear to come from well ahead of the beam.

Meaning of Wind’s Eye

Wind’s Eye means: The direction from whcih the wind blows from. If you are facing the wind you are looking into the wind's eye.

Meaning of Close Hauled

Close Hauled means: A point of sail where the boat is sailing as close to the wind (as directly into the wind) as possible; sails are pulled in tight, enabling the boat to point as high as possible to the direction the wind is coming from; Also, "beating" and "on:the:wind".

Meaning of Windward

Windward means: Towards the wind. Windward is an adjective meaning the direction from which the wind is blowing. The windward side of a boat is the one which the wind hits first. "Sailing to windward" means sailing towards the wind. Opposite of leeward.

Meaning of Apparent Wind

Apparent Wind means: The direction and speed of the wind as it appears to those on board, relative to the speed and direction of the boat; combination of the true wind and the wind caused by the boat's movement through the water.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: (1) The lower forward corner of a triangular sail (2) The direction that a boat is sailing with respect to the wind. A sailboat cannot sail directly into the wind, and must therefore sail a zig zag course to windward, at about a 45 degree angle to the wind. (3) To change a boat's direction, bringing the bow through the eye of the wind.

Meaning of Before the Wind

Before the Wind means: Sailing with the wind from astern, in the same direction toward which the wind is blowing

Meaning of Windward and Leeward

Windward and Leeward means: Leeward and windward are words used to describe wind direction. Leeward is with the wind and Windward is against the wind. Still confused? Say you're standing outside on a windy day. The wind is blowing in your face. You are facing Windward. If you started walking in that same direction you would be walking windward. If the wind is blowing on your back then you are facing leeward. If you start walking in the same direction you are moving Leeward. This becomes important with tides. A lee tide is when the wind and the tide are both going the same direction. A windward tide is when the tide and the wind are moving in opposite directions. Windward: Facing the direction of the wind. Moving AGAINST the Wind

Meaning of Backing wind

Backing wind means: The wind shifts in a counterclockwise direction in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere (opposite of VEER); the wind is said to back when it changes contrary to its normal pattern.

Meaning of Broad Reach

Broad Reach means: A point of sail where the boat is sailing away from the wind, but not directly downwind; Sailing with the wind coming from any direction from abeam to on the quarter, with the bow approximately 135 degrees to the wind source and the sails let out nearly all the way

Meaning of Soldiers Wind

Soldiers Wind means: (1) A wind which blows on the beam thus requiring no tacking or trimming of the sails. It will take a sailing vessel somewhere without requiring much nautical ability. (2) "soldier’s wind” was a fair wind both going out and returning home

Meaning of Downwind

Downwind means: In the direction the wind is blowing. A boat sailing downwind, away from the wind source with the sails let out all the way, is running with the wind.

Meaning of Leeward and Widnward

Leeward and Widnward means: Leeward and windward are words used to describe wind direction. Leeward is with the wind and Windward is against the wind. Still confused? Say you're standing outside on a windy day. The wind is blowing in your face. You are facing Windward. If you started walking in that same direction you would be walking windward. If the wind is blowing on your back then you are facing leeward. If you start walking in the same direction you are moving Leeward. This becomes important with tides. A lee tide is when the wind and the tide are both going the same direction. A windward tide is when the tide and the wind are moving in opposite directions Leeward: The direction away from the wind. Opposite of windward.

Meaning of Relative Wind

Relative Wind means: The direction and velocity of the wind as observed from the deck of a moving vessel. See "Wind over the Deck".

Meaning of Reaching

Reaching means: Any point of sail with the wind coming from the side of the boat. If the wind is coming from directly over the side, it is a beam reach. If the wind is coming from forward of abeam it is a close reach. If the wind is coming from over the quarter, it is called a broad reach.

Meaning of Whistling for Wind

Whistling for Wind means: “You can whistle for it” originated from a superstition that, if a sailing ship was becalmed, a wind could be raised by whistling. However, whistling when under way in a good breeze was frowned upon because of the chance that the wind would increase to a storm.

Meaning of Wind

Wind means: Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.

Meaning of Windy

Windy means: Consisting of wind; accompanied or characterized by wind; exposed to wind.

Meaning of Wind-rode

Wind-rode means: Caused to ride or drive by the wind in opposition to the course of the tide; -- said of a vessel lying at anchor, with wind and tide opposed to each other.

Meaning of Anemoscope

Anemoscope means: An instrument which shows the direction of the wind; a wind vane; a weathercock; -- usually applied to a contrivance consisting of a vane above, connected in the building with a dial or index with pointers to show the changes of the wind.

Meaning of Anemorphilous

Anemorphilous means: Fertilized by the agency of the wind; -- said of plants in which the pollen is carried to the stigma by the wind; wind-Fertilized.

Meaning of Driftwind

Driftwind means: A driving wind; a wind that drives snow, sand, etc., into heaps.

Meaning of Breeze

Breeze means: A light, gentle wind; a fresh, soft-blowing wind.

Meaning of Anemometer

Anemometer means: An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of the wind; a wind gauge.

Meaning of Wind-break

Wind-break means: A clump of trees serving for a protection against the force of wind.

Meaning of Wind

Wind means: To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.

Meaning of Stream

Stream means: To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind.

Meaning of Wind

Wind means: A direction from which the wind may blow; a point of the compass; especially, one of the cardinal points, which are often called the four winds.

Meaning of Wind

Wind means: To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.

Meaning of Efflation

Efflation means: The act of filling with wind; a breathing or puffing out; a puff, as of wind.

Meaning of Wind

Wind means: To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.

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Meaning of Communication

Communication means: Association; company.

Meaning of Leaseholder

Leaseholder means: A tenant under a lease.

Meaning of Saddled

Saddled means: of Saddle

Meaning of Square

Square means: At right angles with the mast or the keel, and parallel to the horizon; -- said of the yards of a square-rigged vessel when they are so braced.

Meaning of Utia

Utia means: Any species of large West Indian rodents of the genus Capromys, or Utia. In general appearance and habits they resemble rats, but they are as large as rabbits.

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