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wind

noun  /wɪnd/ us  

wind noun (MOVEMENT OF AIR)

[C/U] the movement of air outside, esp. when strong enough to be felt: [U] The wind is so strong that it’s hard to keep an umbrella up. [C] We expect light winds from the west today.

wind noun (BREATH)

[U] breath or the ability to breathe: She ran so hard that it took her a few seconds to get her wind (back) before she could speak.
windy
adjective  /ˈwɪn·di/ us  
It will be wet and windy for most of the week.
Translations of “wind”
in Korean 바람…
in Arabic ريح…
in French vent, souffle, gaz…
in Turkish rüzgâr, yel, hava…
in Italian vento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氣流, 風…
in Russian ветер, газы, метеоризм…
in Polish wiatr, wiatry…
in Spanish viento, aire, aliento…
in Portuguese vento…
in German der Wind, die Luft, die Blähung…
in Catalan vent…
in Japanese 風…
in Chinese (Simplified) 气流, 风…
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