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

Nearby words

  1. windbreak,
  2. windbreaker,
  3. windburn,
  4. windcheater,
  5. windchest,
  6. winder,
  7. windermere,
  8. windfall,
  9. windfall tax,
  10. windfarm

Origin of winded

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

Related formswind·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



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