wind [-s, -'s] n

OE wind.

  1. Breeze; atmospheric current; air in motion; [fig.] gale; storm.
  2. Zephyr; air current from one of the four cardinal points of the heavens.
  3. Influence; force; trend.
  4. Spirit; breath; respiration; life.

wind [-ing] v

OE windan.

  1. Spin; swirl; whirl; move around and around; [word play on “wind”] blow; gust; drift in currents; surround with breezes.
  2. Twist; enfold; encircle.