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Webster 1913 Edition


Winding

Wind′ing

,
Noun.
[From
Wind
to blow.]
(Naut.)
A call by the boatswain’s whistle.

Wind′ing

,
Adj.
[From
Wind
to twist.]
Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.
Keble.

Wind′ing

,
Noun.
1.
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 wrapped.
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.
Totten.

Webster 1828 Edition


Winding

WINDING

,
ppr.
1.
Turning; binding about; bending.
2.
a. Bending; twisting from a direct line or an even surface.

WINDING

,
Noun.
1.
A turn or turning; a bend; flexure; meander; as the windings of a road or stream.
2.
A call by the boastswains whistle.

Definition 2022


winding

winding

English

Verb

winding

  1. present participle of wind

Noun

winding (countable and uncountable, plural windings)

  1. something wound around something else
  2. the manner in which something is wound
  3. one complete turn of something wound
  4. (electrical) a length of wire wound around the core of an electrical transformer
Translations

Adjective

winding (comparative more winding, superlative most winding)

  1. twisting, turning or sinuous
  2. spiral or helical
Translations

Etymology 2

wind + -ing, from wind (movement of air), as the wind was used to assist turning.

Verb

winding

  1. present participle of wind

Noun

winding (countable and uncountable, plural windings)

  1. the act or process of winding (turning around)

Derived terms

  • winding hole

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