[ win-did ]
/ ˈwɪn dɪd /


out of breath.
having wind or breath of a specified kind (usually used in combination): short-winded; broken-winded.

Origin of winded

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at wind1, -ed3

Related forms

wind·ed·ness, nounun·wind·ed, adjectivewell-wind·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unwinded

  • And Uncle Dick chased it, and nen it unwinded itself and creeped under a big rock.

    Her Prairie Knight|B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower

British Dictionary definitions for unwinded


/ (ˈwɪndɪd) /


out of breath, as from strenuous exercise
(in combination) having breath or wind as specifiedbroken-winded; short-winded
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