Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

winding

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of winding

  1. 1 marked by a long series of irregular curves <a long and winding path through the woods> Synonyms bending, crazy, curled, curling, curved, curving, curvy, devious, serpentine, sinuous, tortuous, twisted, twisting, crooked, windyRelated Words zigzag, zigzagging; circling, coiled, coiling, corkscrew, looping, spiral, spiraling (or spiralling), swirling; circuitous, indirect, roundabout; meandering, rambling, wandering; irregular, jagged, unevenNear Antonyms direct, linearAntonyms straight, straightaway

  2. 2 turning around an axis like the thread of a screw <a winding staircase leads to the top of the lighthouse> Synonyms coiling, corkscrew, helical, involute, screwlike, spiralRelated Words circular; curling, curving, swirly, twistingNear Antonyms lineal, linear, right, straight





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up winding? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or near a shore

Get Word of the Day daily email!