Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “wind”

See all translations

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…
(Definition of wind noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of wind?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “wind” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More