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Meaning of WINDING

Pronunciation:  'wInding

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
  2. [adj]  of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road"
  3. [adj]  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"

WINDING is a 7 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: crooked, indirect, meandering(a), rambling, tortuous, twist, twisting, twisty, wandering(a), wind
 See Also: rotation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wind"ing\, n.
    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.
  2. \Wind"ing\, n. [From {Wind} to blow.] (Naut.)
    A call by the boatswain's whistle.
  3. \Wind"ing\, a. [From {Wind} to twist.]
    Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.
  4. \Wind"ing\, n.
    A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the
    windings of a road or stream.
          To nurse the saplings tall, and curl the grove With
          ringlets quaint, and wanton windings wove. --Milton.
    {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.