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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
aberrant, aberrative, ambages, ambagious, anfractuosity, anfractuous, bending, circuitous, circuitousness, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution, circumlocutory, circumvolution, convoluted, convolution, convolutional, crinkle, crinkling, crooked, curving, departing, desultory, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory, devious, digressive, discursive, errant, erratic, excursive, flexuose, flexuosity, flexuous, flexuousness, indirect, intorsion, involute, involuted, involution, involutional, labyrinthine, mazy, meander, meandering, meandrous, out-of-the-way, planetary, rambling, rivose, rivulation, rivulose, roundabout, roving, ruffled, serpentine, shifting, sinuate, sinuation, sinuose, sinuosity, sinuous, sinuousness, slinkiness, snakiness, snaky, stray, swerving, torsion, torsional, tortile, tortility, tortuosity, tortuous, tortuousness, turning, twisting, twisty, undirected, undulation, vagrant, veering, wandering, wave, waving, whorled, wreathlike, wreathy, zigzag
Dictionary Results for winding:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up
           the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises";
           "had to steer the car down a twisty track" [syn:
           tortuous, twisting, twisty, winding,
    2: of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest
       paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding
       country road" [syn: meandering(a), rambling,
       wandering(a), winding]
    n 1: the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old
         clock and gave it a good wind" [syn: wind, winding,

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Wind \Wind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wound (wound) (rarely
   Winded); p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.] [OE. winden, AS.
   windan; akin to OS. windan, D. & G. winden, OHG. wintan,
   Icel. & Sw. vinda, Dan. vinde, Goth. windan (in comp.). Cf.
   Wander, Wend.]
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   1. To turn completely, or with repeated turns; especially, to
      turn about something fixed; to cause to form convolutions
      about anything; to coil; to twine; to twist; to wreathe;
      as, to wind thread on a spool or into a ball.
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            Whether to wind
            The woodbine round this arbor.        --Milton.
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   2. To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
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            Sleep, and I will wind thee in arms.  --Shak.
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   3. To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's
      pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to
      govern. "To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus." --Shak.
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            In his terms so he would him wind.    --Chaucer.
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            Gifts blind the wise, and bribes do please
            And wind all other witnesses.         --Herrick.
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            Were our legislature vested in the prince, he might
            wind and turn our constitution at his pleasure.
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   4. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
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            You have contrived . . . to wind
            Yourself into a power tyrannical.     --Shak.
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            Little arts and dexterities they have to wind in
            such things into discourse.           --Gov. of
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   5. To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to
      wind a rope with twine.
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   To wind off, to unwind; to uncoil.

   To wind out, to extricate. [Obs.] --Clarendon.

   To wind up.
      (a) To coil into a ball or small compass, as a skein of
          thread; to coil completely.
      (b) To bring to a conclusion or settlement; as, to wind up
          one's affairs; to wind up an argument.
      (c) To put in a state of renewed or continued motion, as a
          clock, a watch, etc., by winding the spring, or that
          which carries the weight; hence, to prepare for
          continued movement or action; to put in order anew.
          "Fate seemed to wind him up for fourscore years."
          --Dryden. "Thus they wound up his temper to a pitch."
      (d) To tighten (the strings) of a musical instrument, so
          as to tune it. "Wind up the slackened strings of thy
          lute." --Waller.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Wind \Wind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Winded; p. pr. & vb. n.
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   1. To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
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   2. To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as,
      the hounds winded the game.
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      (a) To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a
          horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of
      (b) To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to
          be recovered; to breathe.
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   To wind a ship (Naut.), to turn it end for end, so that the
      wind strikes it on the opposite side.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Wind \Wind\, v. t. [From Wind, moving air, but confused in
   sense and in conjugation with wind to turn.] [imp. & p. p.
   Wound (wound), R. Winded; p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.]
   To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged
   and mutually involved notes. "Hunters who wound their horns."
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         Ye vigorous swains, while youth ferments your blood, .
         . .
         Wind the shrill horn.                    --Pope.
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         That blast was winded by the king.       --Sir W.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Winding \Wind"ing\, n. [From Wind to blow.] (Naut.)
   A call by the boatswain's whistle.
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6. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Winding \Wind"ing\, a. [From Wind to twist.]
   Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.
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7. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Winding \Wind"ing\, n.
   1. A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as,
      the windings of a road or stream.
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            To nurse the saplings tall, and curl the grove
            With ringlets quaint, and wanton windings wove.
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   2. The material, as wire or rope, wound or coiled about
      anything, or a single round or turn of the material; as
      (Elec.), a series winding, or one in which the armature
      coil, the field-magnet coil, and the external circuit form
      a continuous conductor; a shunt winding, or one of such a
      character that the armature current is divided, a portion
      of the current being led around the field-magnet coils.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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   Winding engine, an engine employed in mining to draw up
      buckets from a deep pit; a hoisting engine.

   Winding sheet, a sheet in which a corpse is wound or

   Winding tackle (Naut.), a tackle consisting of a fixed
      triple block, and a double or triple movable block, used
      for hoisting heavy articles in or out of a vessel.
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