the act of a person or thing that winds.
a bend, turn, or flexure.
a coiling, folding, or wrapping, as of one thing about another.
something that is wound or coiled, or a single round of it.
a symmetrically laid, electrically conducting current path in any device.
the manner of such coiling: a series winding.
bending or turning; sinuous.
spiral, as stairs.
- wind·ing·ly, adverb
- wind·ing·ness, noun
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How to use winding in a sentence
I saw her at the end of that night in 2018, struggling to maneuver her enormous new SUV down the winding driveway, at one point plonking it down over a two-foot dirt curb.The feud between a weed influencer and scientist over puking stoners | Amanda Chicago Lewis | July 20, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
Security guards in blue uniforms lined the winding driveway leading to the entrance.Meet the scientist at the center of the covid lab leak controversy | Jane Qiu | February 9, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
During the fall and winter, the natural world is waning—experiencing a gradual winding down of energy.How Studying Witchcraft Changed My Relationship with the Outdoors | abarronian | October 31, 2021 | Outside Online
After a long and winding season, we should be in store for a tightly contested championship that looks as close as any we’ve seen in a while.Astros Or Braves? Flip A Coin For This World Series. | Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org) | October 26, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
It’s a long, winding, asbestos-laden series of events that began in 2013, when the city of San Diego was scoping out downtown buildings to house its employees.VOSD Podcast: The 101 Ash St. Dumpster Fire Just Got Hotter | Nate John | September 17, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
One of its few concessions to the luxurious standards of the neighbors is a long, winding road.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Check out Le Marais, one of the oldest quarters of the city, where gay-friendly establishments line the winding cobbled lanes.
You will find winding pasture for sheep and highland cattle.
Bulbous columns, winding staircases, and whimsical bas-reliefs of mythical creatures wrap around the palace.
But now time is winding down, and he appears more willing to take risks.
If you use it wisely, it may be Ulysses' hauberk; if you reject it, the shirt of Nessus were a cooler winding-sheet!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
They may be made both winding and pumping engines at the same time, if so required.
I shall also bring drawings with me for one or two winding engines for the same place.
He also ordered one or two winding engines, in addition to the pumping engines.
Without another word she left him, and where he stood he could hear her steps as she tripped down the winding staircase of stone.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for winding
a curving or sinuous course or movement
anything that has been wound or wrapped around something
a particular manner or style in which something has been wound
a curve, bend, or complete turn in wound material, a road, etc
(often plural) devious thoughts or behaviour: the tortuous windings of political argumentation
one or more turns of wire forming a continuous coil through which an electric current can pass, as used in transformers, generators, etc
another name for wind 2 (def. 14)
a coil of tubing in certain brass instruments, esp the French horn
curving; sinuous: a winding road
- windingly, adverb
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