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Windlessness

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Noun

1. stillness, windlessness

calmness without winds

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Windlessness

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noun
1. 
a current of air, sometimes of considerable force, moving generally horizontally from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure
See also Beaufort scale ▶ Related adjective: aeolian
2. mainly poetic
the direction from which a wind blows, usually a cardinal point of the compass
3. 
air artificially moved, as by a fan, pump, etc
4. 
any sweeping and destructive force
5. 
a trend, tendency, or force
the winds of revolution
6. informal
a hint; suggestion
we got wind that you were coming
7. 
something deemed insubstantial
his talk was all wind
8. 
breath, as used in respiration or talk
you're just wasting wind
9. 
(often used in sports) the power to breathe normally
his wind is weak
See also second wind
10. music
a. 
a wind instrument or wind instruments considered collectively
b. (often plural)
the musicians who play wind instruments in an orchestra
c. (modifier)
of, relating to, or composed of wind instruments
a wind ensemble
11.  an informal name for flatus
12. 
the air on which the scent of an animal is carried to hounds or on which the scent of a hunter is carried to the quarry
13.  between wind and water
14.  break wind
15.  get the wind up
16.  have in the wind
17.  how the wind blows
18.  in the teeth of the wind
19.  in the wind
20.  into the wind
21.  off the wind
22.  on the wind
23.  put the wind up
24.  raise the wind
25.  sail close to the wind
26.  take the wind out of someone's sails
27.  three sheets to the wind
verb (transitive)
28. 
to cause (someone) to be short of breath
the blow winded him
29. 
a. 
to detect the scent of
b. 
to pursue (quarry) by following its scent
30. 
to cause (a baby) to bring up wind after feeding by patting or rubbing on the back
31. 
to expose to air, as in drying, ventilating, etc
verbWord forms: winds, winding or wound
1. (often foll by around, about, or upon)
to turn or coil (string, cotton, etc) around some object or point or (of string, etc) to be turned etc, around some object or point
he wound a scarf around his head
2. (transitive)
to twine, cover, or wreathe by or as if by coiling, wrapping, etc; encircle
we wound the body in a shroud
3. (transitive; often foll by up)
to tighten the spring of (a clockwork mechanism)
4. (transitive; foll by off)
to remove by uncoiling or unwinding
5. (usually intr)
to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
the river winds through the hills
6. (transitive)
to introduce indirectly or deviously
he is winding his own opinions into the report
7. (transitive)
to cause to twist or revolve
he wound the handle
8. (tr; usually foll by up or down)
to move by cranking
please wind up the window
9. (transitive)
to haul, lift, or hoist (a weight, etc) by means of a wind or windlass
10. (intransitive)
(of a board, etc) to be warped or twisted
11. (intransitive) archaic
to proceed deviously or indirectly
noun
12. 
the act of winding or state of being wound
13. 
a single turn, bend, etc
a wind in the river
14. Also called: winding
a twist in a board or plank
verbWord forms: winds, winding, winded or wound
(transitive) poetic
to blow (a note or signal) on (a horn, bugle, etc)

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Windlessness

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river in WC Wyo., flowing southeast into the Bighorn: c. 110 mi (177 km)
verb transitiveWord forms: wound or Rareˈwinded, ˈwinding
1. 
a. 
to turn, or make revolve
to wind a crank
b. 
to move by or as if by cranking
2. 
a. 
to turn or coil (string, ribbon, etc.) around itself to form a ball or around something else so as to encircle it closely; twine; wreathe
winding the bandage on his finger
b. 
to wrap or cover by encircling with something turned in the manner of a coil; entwine
to wind a spool with thread
3. 
a. 
to make (one's way) in a winding or twisting course
b. 
to cause to move in a winding or twisting course
4. 
to introduce deviously; insinuate
winding his prejudices through all his writings
5. 
to hoist or haul by or as by winding rope on a winch
often with up
6. 
to tighten the operating spring of (a clock, mechanical toy, etc.) by turning a stem or the like
often with up
verb intransitive
7. 
to move, go, or extend in a curving, zigzagging, or sinuous manner; meander
8. 
to double on one's track, so as to throw off pursuers
9. 
to take a circuitous, devious, or subtle course in behavior, argument, etc.
10. 
to insinuate oneself
11. 
to coil, twine, or spiral (about or around something)
12. 
to warp or twist
said of wood
13. 
to undergo winding
a watch that winds easily
noun
14. 
the act of winding
15. 
a single turn of something wound
16. 
a turn; twist; bend
noun
1. 
air in motion
; specif.,
a. 
any noticeable natural movement of air parallel to the earth's surface
see the Beaufort scale in the Reference Supplement
b. 
air artificially put in motion, as by an air pump or fan
2. 
a strong, fast-moving, or destructive natural current of air; gale or storm
3. 
the direction from which a wind blows
now chiefly in the four winds, with reference to the cardinal points of the compass
4. 
a natural current of air regarded as a bearer of odors or scents, as in hunting
to lose (the) wind of the fox
5. 
figuratively, air regarded as bearing information, indicating trends, etc.
a rumor that's in the wind
6. 
breath or the power of breathing
to get the wind knocked out of one
7. 
a. 
idle or empty talk; nonsense
b. 
bragging; pomposity; conceit
8. 
gas in the stomach or intestines; flatulence
9. 
a.  [pl.]
the wind instruments of an orchestra, or the players of these instruments
b. 
any of such instruments
verb transitive
10. 
to expose to the wind or air, as for drying; air
11. 
to get or follow the scent of; scent
12. 
to cause to be out of breath
to be winded by a long run
13. 
to rest (a horse, etc.) so as to allow recovery of breath
adjective
14. 
designating a musical instrument sounded by blowing air through it, esp. a portable one sounded with the breath, as a flute, oboe, tuba, or trumpet
15. 
composed of or for wind or woodwind instruments
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: wound or Rareˈwinded, ˈwinding OLD-FASHIONED, Poetic
1. 
to blow (a horn, etc.)
2. 
to sound (a signal, etc.), as on a horn

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