- a symmetrically laid, electrically conducting current path in any device.
- the manner of such coiling: a series winding.
Words nearby winding
Origin of winding
OTHER WORDS FROM windingwind·ing·ly, adverbwind·ing·ness, noun
Definition for winding (2 of 4)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of wind1
SYNONYMS FOR wind
Definition for winding (3 of 4)
verb (used without object), wound or (Rare) wind·ed [wahyn-did] /ˌwaɪn dɪd/; wind·ing.
verb (used with object), wound or (Rare) wind·ed [wahyn-did] /ˌwaɪn dɪd/; wind·ing.
- to lessen in intensity so as to bring or come to a gradual end: The war is winding down.
- to calm down; relax: He's too excited tonight to wind down and sleep.
- to bring to a state of great tension; excite (usually used in the past participle): He was all wound up before the game.
- to bring or come to an end; conclude: to wind up a sales campaign.
- to settle or arrange in order to conclude: to wind up one's affairs.
- to become ultimately: to wind up as a country schoolteacher.
- Baseball. (of a pitcher) to execute a windup.
Definition for winding (4 of 4)
verb (used with object), wind·ed or wound, wind·ing.
Origin of wind3
Examples from the Web for winding
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|DAILY BEAST
Check out Le Marais, one of the oldest quarters of the city, where gay-friendly establishments line the winding cobbled lanes.
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.
Foreign tourists would often hike up the winding road and camp out in the ruins.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Emma von der Tann followed her guide up a winding stairway which spiraled within a tower at the end of a long passage.The Mad King|Edgar Rice Burroughs
Look, he's winding up the watch of his wit: by and by it will strike.Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempest|William Shakespeare
Between the Great and the Little Bear, we can distinguish a winding procession of smaller stars.Astronomy for Amateurs|Camille Flammarion
There was but a winding trail to the top, and few had made acquaintance with it.The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories|Gertrude Atherton
The minister reaches this enclosure by means of two winding stairways, curtained with red drapery along their sides.
British Dictionary definitions for winding (1 of 4)
Derived forms of windingwindingly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for winding (2 of 4)
- a wind instrument or wind instruments considered collectively
- (often plural) the musicians who play wind instruments in an orchestra
- (modifier) of, relating to, or composed of wind instrumentsa wind ensemble
- the part of a vessel's hull below the water line that is exposed by rolling or by wave action
- any point particularly susceptible to attack or injury
- to come near the limits of danger or indecency
- to live frugally or manage one's affairs economically
- to detect the scent of
- to pursue (quarry) by following its scent
Derived forms of windwindless, adjectivewindlessly, adverbwindlessness, noun
Word Origin for wind
British Dictionary definitions for winding (3 of 4)
verb winds, winding or wound
Derived forms of windwindable, adjective
Word Origin for wind
British Dictionary definitions for winding (4 of 4)
verb winds, winding, winded or wound
Word Origin for wind
Scientific definitions for winding
Idioms and Phrases with winding
In addition to the idioms beginning with wind
- wind down
- wind up
- before the wind
- break wind
- get wind of
- gone with the wind
- ill wind
- in the wind
- like greased lightning (the wind)
- sail close to the wind
- second wind
- something in the wind
- straw in the wind
- take the wind out of one's sails
- three sheets to the wind
- throw caution to the winds
- twist in the wind
- way the wind blows