[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 rewind
“I wish I could rewind that moment at that time,” says Jackson.Broadway’s Rebel, Tellin’ You to Hear It: A Portrait of Saul Williams
June 17, 2014
Was it her deep regret and her wish to “to go back and rewind the tape”?The Monica Column You Least Expected
May 11, 2014
There is a sense of rewind, like you were a kid and you want your parents to see your work, to get their appreciation.What Is Michel Gondry Doing With Noam Chomsky?
November 20, 2013
To understand why, rewind the clock about two and a half years.The Return of New Girl’s Coach…and of Faith in the Still-Great Comedy
November 6, 2013
In an ongoing and occasional series, Rewind will look back at a television show or film that has proven to resonate.Rewind: BBC’s Iconic Political Thriller ‘House of Cards’ Still Captivates
January 17, 2013
I am willing to hold any number of skeins or rewind any quantity of spools.Snow-Bound at Eagle's
When Mr. Choi fell off the stool the bands on his arms were loosened and they proceeded to unloosen and rewind his arms.Flash-lights from the Seven Seas
William L. Stidger
He rubbed the back of his head, looked at the viewsphere, then checked the playback index and tapped the rewind.Indirection
Everett B. Cole
Is there anything to rewind the clock which is running down before our very eyes?Science and Morals and Other Essays
Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
A locker for tools can easily be arranged under the rewind shelf.Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions
Henry C. Horstmann
- (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 rewind
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