[verb ree-wahynd; noun ree-wahynd]
- to wind again.
- to wind back to or toward the beginning; reverse.
- an act or instance of rewinding.
- a function of an audio or video recorder or player, as a cassette deck or DVR, that returns the audio or video incrementally to an earlier point.
- the button or other control that activates this reversing function.
- a camera control or mechanism used to wind film back into a film cassette.
Origin of rewind
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Examples from the Web for rewound
She took the ball from him, and remained standing while she rewound.The Messenger
He mopped his brow off, and rewound the handkerchief about his sore hand.Tom Slade at Black Lake
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
I had rewound his fishing-rod with orange silk, and had revarnished it, as a surprise for his home-coming to Castle Crags.An American Idyll
Cornelia Stratton Parker
When it was written, Ursula unwound the gray ball to a considerable depth, pinned the note on it, and rewound the yarn over it.The Golden Road
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Assume also that the circuit regulations required that this spool should be rewound so as to have a resistance of, say 1,000 ohms.Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1
- (tr) to wind back, esp a film or tape onto the original reel
- something rewound
- the act of rewinding
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Word Origin and History for rewound
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