noun Chiefly Scot.

a narrow street or alley.

Origin of wynd

1375–1425; late Middle English (Scots) wynde, Old English gewind winding path. See wind2
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Contemporary Examples of wynd

Historical Examples of wynd

  • Once Chirsty left him and took up her abode in a house just across the wynd.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

  • But let the cabman who brought me up to Wynd's Point tell his own story.


    (AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner

  • "No—but there were twenty chased me into the wynd," said Oliver.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

    Sir Walter Scott

  • There the man stopped and asked to be excused while he entered the wynd.

    The Ascent of the Soul

    Amory H. Bradford

  • But Robert was down the wynd like a long-legged grayhound, and Elshender could only follow like a fierce mastiff.

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for wynd



Scot a narrow lane or alley

Word Origin for wynd

C15: from the stem of wind ²
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