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Webster 1913 Edition


Windy

Wind′y

,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Windier
;
sup
erl.
Windiest
.]
[AS.
windig
.]
1.
Consisting of wind; accompanied or characterized by wind; exposed to wind.
“The windy hill.”
M. Arnold.
Blown with the
windy
tempest of my heart.
Shakespeare
2.
Next the wind; windward.
It keeps on the
windy
side of care.
Shakespeare
3.
Tempestuous; boisterous;
as,
windy
weather
.
4.
Serving to occasion wind or gas in the intestines; flatulent;
as,
windy
food
.
5.
Attended or caused by wind, or gas, in the intestines.
“A windy colic.”
Arbuthnot.
6.
Fig.: Empty; airy.
Windy joy.”
Milton.
Here’s that
windy
applause, that poor, transitory pleasure, for which I was dishonored.
South.

Webster 1828 Edition


Windy

WINDY

,
Adj.
1.
Consisting of wind; as a windy tempest.
2.
Next the wind; as the windy side.
3.
Tempestuous; boisterous; as windy weather.
4.
Puffy; flatulent; abounding with wind.
5.
Empty; airy; as windy joy.

Definition 2022


windy

windy

English

Tree on a windy day

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪndi/
  • Rhymes: -ɪndi

Adjective

windy (comparative windier, superlative windiest)

  1. Accompanied by wind.
    It was a long and windy night.
  2. Unsheltered and open to the wind.
    They made love in a windy bus shelter.
  3. Empty and lacking substance.
    They made windy promises they would not keep.
  4. Long-winded; orally verbose.
  5. Flatulent.
    The Tex-Mex meal had made them somewhat windy.
  6. (slang) Nervous, frightened.
    • 1995, Pat Barker, The Ghost Road, Penguin 2014 (The Regeneration Trilogy), p. 848:
      The thing is he's not windy, he's a perfectly good soldier, no more than reasonably afraid of rifle and machine-gun bullets, shells, grenades.
Synonyms
  • See also Wikisaurus:verbose
  • See also Wikisaurus:flatulent
Antonyms
Translations

Noun

windy (plural windies)

  1. (colloquial) fart
Translations

Etymology 2

From wind (to curve, bend) + -y.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwaɪndi/

Adjective

windy (comparative windier, superlative windiest)

  1. (of a path etc) Having many bends; winding, twisting or tortuous.
Translations