- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)Iv. twist, [en]twine; coil, curl, spiral; bandage, loop; enfold, in-fold; wreathe, roll; crank, reel; sinuate, meander, wander. See convulsion, deviation, rotation. —n. See wind.IICurrent of airNouns1. wind, windiness, draught, draft, flatus, afflatus, air; breath [of air]; puff, whiff, blow, drift; aura; stream, current, undercurrent; [insufflation, inflation; blowing, fanning, ventilation.2. (natural winds) austral or boreal wind, prevailing wind; breath, [gentle, moderate, fresh, stiff, or strong] breeze, [gentle, moderate, fresh, strong, or whole] gale, violent storm, hurricane; zephyr, sea breeze, waft; gust, blast, flurry, squall, half a gale, storm, tempest, whirlwind, tourbillion, vortex, tornado, [anti]cyclone, twister, typhoon, neutercane, simoom, ha-boob, el nino; nor'wester, sou'wester, nor'easter, sou'easter, easterly, westerly; harmattan, ghibili, pampero, khamsin, williwaw, zonda, bora, chinook, monsoon, puna, samiel, Santa Ana, Montreal express, berg, trade wind, sirocco, solano, mistral, bise, tramontane, foehn, levanter; capful of wind; dust storm, sandstorm; stiff breeze; blizzard; rough, foul, or dirty weather; dirty sky, mare's tail, tailwind; microburst, stadium effect; firestorm, nuclear winter.3. (wind measurement) anemography, aerodynamics; wind gauge, anemometer, pneumatics; weathercock, [weather]vane; Beaufort scale, FujitaPearson scale.4. breathing, respiration, sneezing, sternutation; hiccough, hiccup; catching of the breath. Slang, fart. See excretion, ejection.5. (wind gods) Aeolus, Boreas, Eurus, Zephyr, Notus, cave of the winds.6. air pump, lungs, bellows, blowpipe, fan, ventilator, vacuum cleaner, wind tunnel; air pipe (see passage); funnel; sailboat, windjammer (see ship).Verbs1. blow, waft; stream, issue; freshen, gather; storm; blow up, bluster; sigh, moan, scream, howl, whistle; breeze.2. breathe, respire, inhale, exhale, puff, pant; whiffle, gasp, gulp, wheeze; snuff[le], sniff[le]; sneeze, cough; expire.3. fan, ventilate; inflate; blow up, pump up.Adjectives — windy, blowing, breezy, gusty, squally; stormy, tempestuous, blustering; boisterous; pulmonic, pulmonary, pneumatic; onshore, offshore.Phrases — may the wind be always at your back; it's an ill wind that blows no good.Quotations — Winter is icumen in, lhude sing Goddamm, raineth drop and staineth slop, and how the wind doth ramm (Ezra Pound), Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, and summer's lease hath all too short a date (Shakespeare), Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their heads the wind is passing by (Christina Rossetti), O Wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being (Percy Bysshe Shelley), Sweet and low, sweet and low, wind of the western sea (Lord Tennyson), The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind (Bob Dylan), You throw the sand against the wind, and the wind blows it back again (William Blake), There is no wind that always blows a storm (Euripides), They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind (Bible), I have forgot much, Cynara, gone with the wind (Ernest Dowson), The wind of change is blowing through this Continent (Harold Macmillan), The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven (Martin Luther), The roaring of the wind is my wife and the stars through the window pane are my children (John Keats).Antonyms, see repose.II(Roget's IV) n.1. [Air in motion]Syn. draft, air current, mistral, breeze, gust, gale, blast, flurry, whisk, whiff, puff, whirlwind, flutter, wafting, zephyr, trade wind, northEaster, southwester, Sirocco, tempest, blow, cyclone, typhoon, twister, hurricane, sandstorm, foehn, prevailing westerlies, stiff breeze, spanking breeze, Chinook, khamsin, Zephyrus, Boreas.2. [*Fugitive information]3. [*The breath]Syn. respiration, inhalation, breathing; see breath 1 .• get or [m1]• have wind of*,Syn. hear of, hear about, hear from, have news of, trace; see also hear 2 .• take the wind out of one's sails*,Syn. deflate, cut down to size, best, get the better of, overcome; see also defeat 1 .Syn.- wind is the general term for any natural movement of air, whether of high or low velocity or Great or little force; breeze is popularly applied to a light, fresh wind and, meteorologically, to a wind having a velocity of from 4 to 31 miles an hour; gale is popularly applied to a strong, somewhat violent wind and, meteorologically, to a wind having a velocity of from 32 to 63 miles an hour; gust and blast apply to sudden, brief winds, gust suggesting a light puff, and blast a driving rush, of air; zephyr is a poetic term for a soft, gentle breeze v.1. [To wrap about]Syn. coil, reel in, fake down, entwine, wreathe, shroud, fold, cover, bind, tape, bandage.2. [To twist]Syn. convolute, screw, wind up; see bend 2 .3. [To meander]Syn. zigzag, weave, snake, twist, loop, turn, twine, ramble, swerve, deviate.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)In.1. breeze gust, draft, breath, waft, zephyr, air current, puff, blast, blow, gale, tempest, whirlwind, cyclone, tornado.WORD FIND• aircraft hazard: windshear• Asian wind accompanied by heavy rain: monsoon• breeze that ripples water’s surface: cat’s paw• debris knocked down by: windfall• dry, desert wind of west coast of Africa: harmattan• dry: foehn• force source: Coriolis force• god of: Aeolus• Hawaii, light, consistent wind of: trade wind• high-speed, high-altitude wind: jet stream• hot wind of the Asiatic and African deserts: simoon• indicator, direction: anemoscope• indicator: sock, weather vane• measuring device: anemometer• Mediterranean, cold, northerly: mistral• Mexican, hurricane-borne wind: cordonazo• mountain, warm and dry wind descending leeward side of: chinook• North African: sirocco• pertaining to: eolian• recurring winds over the Mediterranean: etecians• scale: Beaufort• shifting: variable, veering, backing• sound: sough, moan, howl, whistle• squall of North American southwest coast: chubasco• sudden burst, accompanied by rain: squall• windless sea region: doldrums2. breath air, expiration, inhalation, respiration.3. information scent, smell, news, inkling, report, rumor.4. nonsense *hot air, pomposity, idle talk, bluster, empty talk, claptrap, balderdash.IIv.turn, bend, coil, curl, crook, roll, twine, twist, furl, screw, corkscrew, twirl, reel, crank, meander, snake.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To expose to circulating air: aerate, air, ventilate. See BREATH, OPEN.V(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A natural movement or current of air: air, blast, blow1, breeze, gust, zephyr. Archaic: gale. See BREATH.VI(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course: coil, corkscrew, curl, entwine, meander, snake, spiral, twine, twist, weave, wreathe. See REPETITION, STRAIGHT. 2. To introduce gradually and slyly: edge, foist, infiltrate, insinuate, work, worm. See ENTER.
English dictionary for students. 2013.