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[ verb ree-wahynd; noun ree-wahynd ]

verb (used with or without object)

, re·wound or (Rare) re·wind·ed; re·wind·ing.
  1. to wind again.
  2. to wind back to or toward the beginning; reverse.


  1. an act or instance of rewinding.
  2. Recording.
    1. 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.
    2. the button or other control that activates this reversing function.
  3. a camera control or mechanism used to wind film back into a film cassette.



  1. tr to wind back, esp a film or tape onto the original reel


  1. something rewound
  2. the act of rewinding

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Derived Forms

  • reˈwinder, noun

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Other Words From

  • re·winder noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rewind1

First recorded in 1710–20; re- + wind 2

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Example Sentences

Other great features include an automatic cord rewind that quickly retracts 26 feet of cord with the push of a button.

Also, with no automatic rewind feature, the cord must wrap around the bottom of the canister, which makes for awkward usage and storage.

One fast-forwards ten seconds, and the other rewinds three seconds.

Then I hit rewind over an ad break and had to watch the same ads again.

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Every app we’ve tried on Roku devices supports the 10-second rewind, though not every channel supports captions at the same time.

“I wish I could rewind that moment at that time,” says Jackson.

Was it her deep regret and her wish to “to go back and rewind the tape”?

There is a sense of rewind, like you were a kid and you want your parents to see your work, to get their appreciation.

To understand why, rewind the clock about two and a half years.

In an ongoing and occasional series, Rewind will look back at a television show or film that has proven to resonate.

He rubbed the back of his head, looked at the viewsphere, then checked the playback index and tapped the rewind.

The rewind order starts a unit rewinding and does not tie up the TC.

Rewinding is accomplished by giving the rewind order, move tape to load point, MLP.

Before the carrier is stopped its action is such as to automatically rewind its spring.

At this instant slacken the cord so that the disk may continue turning, and rewind the string.


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