rewind

verb
re·​wind | \(ˌ)rē-ˈwīnd \
rewound\(ˌ)rē-​ˈwau̇nd \; rewinding

Definition of rewind 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to wind again especially : to reverse the winding of rewind film

rewind

noun
re·​wind | \ˈrē-ˌwīnd, (ˌ)rē-ˈwīnd\

Definition of rewind (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : something that rewinds or is rewound

2 : an act of rewinding

3 : a function of an electronic device that reverses a recording to a previous portion

Examples of rewind in a Sentence

Verb

Rewind the tape so that we can hear that song again.

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

For a refresher, return to our review of the series' 2014 entries on either 3DS or Wii U... or rewind back to April 1999, when my 17-year-old self reviewed the series' first N64 game for the Dallas Morning News. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Smash Bros. Ultimate review: The best fighting game on any Nintendo system," 6 Dec. 2018 Users can pause, play, skip, and rewind their music, podcasts, and other tracks. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Spotify officially releases first version of its Apple Watch app," 14 Nov. 2018 Similar sorrows unravel as the episode rewinds to 1998 and Russell Poole, now divorced and out of a job, has seen no spike in interest since the release of his tell-all book detailing the Biggie murder. Scott Glaysher, Billboard, "'Unsolved': Episode 9 Cuts to the Chase as Biggie's Mom Comes to Terms With His Lifestyle," 27 Apr. 2018 To rewind for a moment, CAA is claiming contract breaches and interference. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "CAA, UTA Headed to Second Arbitration Over "Lawless Midnight Raid"," 11 July 2018 The original Life is Strange told the story of Max, a teenager with the power to rewind time, and her rebellious friend Chloe. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Life is Strange 2’s first episode arrives on September 27th," 22 June 2018 If granted, the request would also lead to higher premiums for women, sick people and older individuals—largely rewinding the individual insurance market back to the days before the health law. Kristina Peterson, WSJ, "Focus on Health Care Jolts GOP Ahead of Midterms," 8 June 2018 Did someone just rewind the tape to the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season? Jim Ayello, USA TODAY, "After Road America win, could Josef Newgarden be poised for another IndyCar title run?," 24 June 2018 Did someone just rewind the tape back to the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season? Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Newgarden strikes back at Road America ... the sequel better than the original," 24 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

But wait, rewind to the brief moment Hailey put her hand over her face. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's Relationship," 24 July 2018 But wait, rewind to the brief moment Hailey put her hand over her face. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's Relationship," 24 July 2018 But what truly made Allure editors want to press rewind were the many beauty looks spotted throughout the film. Jesa Marie Calaor, Allure, "How to Get Blake Lively's Hair and Makeup From A Simple Favor," 14 Sep. 2018 Getty ImagesChris Jackson For anyone who needs a quick rewind on this whole thing, Meghan’s father Thomas has previously admitted to lying to, and then hanging up on, Prince Harry in the wake of his staged paparazzi photo scandal. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Brother Somehow Blames Prince Harry for Their Ongoing Family Feud," 22 Aug. 2018 But wait, rewind to the brief moment Hailey put her hand over her face. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's Relationship," 24 July 2018 Some apps or streaming services may require viewers to pick up the included remote to rewind or stop a show. Joseph Pisani, chicagotribune.com, "Amazon unveils nearly hands-free streaming TV device," 8 June 2018 But wait, rewind to the brief moment Hailey put her hand over her face. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's Relationship," 14 June 2018 Watch their duet below, then rewind and watch them a second time. Michelle Profis, Country Living, "Stop What You're Doing and Listen to Celine Dion and Michael Buble's Amazing Christmas Duet," 11 Dec. 2015

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First Known Use of rewind

Verb

1717, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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rewind

verb

English Language Learners Definition of rewind

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make (a recording) go backwards

rewind

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rewind (Entry 2 of 2)

: a function that causes a recording (such as an audiotape or a videotape) to go backwards

rewind

verb
re·​wind | \rē-ˈwīnd \
rewound\-​ˈwau̇nd \; rewinding

Kids Definition of rewind

: to reverse the winding or direction of play of

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