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winding

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noun wind·ing \ ˈwīn-diŋ \

Definition of winding

1 :material (such as wire) wound or coiled about an object (such as an armature); also :a single turn of the wound material
2 a :the act of one that winds
b :the manner of winding something
3 :a curved or sinuous course, line, or progress

Recent Examples of winding from the Web

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First Known Use of winding

before 12th century


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winding

adjective

Definition of winding

:marked by winding: such as
a :having a curved or spiral course or form
  • a winding stairway
b :having a course that winds
  • a winding road

Examples of winding in a Sentence

  1. a long and winding path through the woods

  2. a winding staircase leads to the top of the lighthouse

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First Known Use of winding

1530


WINDING Defined for Kids

winding

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adjective wind·ing \ ˈwīn-diŋ \

Definition of winding for Students

1 :having a course made up of a series of twists and turns
  • a winding path
2 :having a curved or spiral form
  • a winding staircase


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