Synonyms of wind

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 noticeable movement of air in a particular direction
  • there's a wind coming from underneath the front door

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2 a prevailing or general movement or inclination
  • the winds of public opinion are changing on this issue

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3 language that is impressive-sounding but not meaningful or sincere
  • the speech contained nothing of substance and was just a lot of wind

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Synonyms of wind (Entry 2 of 3)

something that curves or is curved
  • there's one last easterly wind to the river before it empties into the sea

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Synonyms & Antonyms of wind (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to follow a circular or spiral course
  • flowering vines wind around the porch's graceful columns

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2 to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way
  • self-interest winds itself into everything that he does—even his alleged favors for other people

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The first known use of wind was before the 12th century

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“Wind.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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