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.
- reworked fossil,
- reworked wool
Origin of rewind
Examples from the Web for rewinding
You can go back to rewinding your TiVos to replay that scene over and over again now.
Rewinding the lariat, she fastened it to the saddle, then swung to the seat before he could step forward to aid her.A Daughter of the Dons|William MacLeod Raine
Miss Dangerfield had picked up a spool of red tape and was unwinding it slowly in her fingers and rewinding it.The Little Brown Jug at Kildare|Meredith Nicholson
The recipient, however, by rewinding the strip on a precisely similar form, would be able to read the message.In Jeopardy|Van Tassel Sutphen
Rewinding is accomplished by giving the rewind order, move tape to load point, MLP.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)|Digital Equipment Corporation
It checked the spool, which rewound swiftly and silently, and stopped itself when the rewinding was finished.The Old Die Rich|Horace Leonard Gold