verb (used with or without object), re·wound or (Rare) re·wind·ed; re·wind·ing.
- 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.
Related formsre·wind·er, noun
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|Alex Suskind|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.The Return of New Girl’s Coach…and of Faith in the Still-Great Comedy|Kevin Fallon|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Jace Lacob|January 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The rewind order starts a unit rewinding and does not tie up the TC.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)|Digital Equipment Corporation
I am willing to hold any number of skeins or rewind any quantity of spools.Snow-Bound at Eagle's|Bret Harte
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
Lester looked up from the DiaB and blinked a few times, then seemed to rewind the conversation.Makers|Cory Doctorow
Thus the operator when through running the picture may immediately change his crank and, without delay, begin to rewind.Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions|Henry C. Horstmann