Translation of "wind" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /wɪnd/ us /wɪnd/

A1 a natural, fast movement of air

The wind blew her hat off.
strong winds


verb uk /waɪnd/ us /wɑɪnd/ past tense and past participle wound

to turn or twist something long and thin around something else several times

She wound the rope around the tree.

If a river, road, etc. winds somewhere, it bends a lot and is not straight.

The path winds along the edge of the bay.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “wind” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /wind/

(an) outdoor current of air

viento, aire
The wind is strong today
There wasn’t much wind yesterday
Cold winds blow across the desert.


Climbing these stairs takes all the wind out of me.

air or gas in the stomach or intestines

gases, flato
His stomach pains were due to wind.
windward adjective, adverb

facing the wind or on the side facing the wind

a contra el vent
the windward side of the boat/island/mountains.
windy adjective (comparative windier, superlative windiest)

de mucho viento, ventoso
a windy hill-top
a windy day
It’s windy today.
windiness noun

estado ventoso
windfall noun

an apple etc blown from a tree.

fruta caída

any unexpected gain or success.

suerte inesperada, cáida del cielo
wind farm noun

an area of land where a large number of wind turbines for generating electricity are situated

campo eólico, parque eólico
an offshore/onshore wind farm.
windmill noun

a machine with sails that work by wind power, for grinding corn or pumping water.

molino de viento
windpipe noun

(anatomy) the passage for air between mouth and lungs

a blockage in her windpipe.
windscreen noun

(British ) a transparent (usually glass) screen above the dashboard of a car; windshield(American)

windscreen wipers

a wall usually constructed out from the house wall to protect people on a patio or balcony from the wind.

windsock noun

a device for indicating the direction and speed of wind on an airfield.

windsurf /ˈwindsəːf/ verb

to move across water while standing on a windsurfer.

hacer windsurf
windsurfer noun

(also sailboard) a board with a sail for moving across water with the aid of the wind.

tabla de windsurf

the person controlling this board

windsurfing noun
windswept adjective

exposed to the wind and showing the effects of it

azotado por el viento, despeinado
windswept hair
a windswept landscape.
wind turbine noun

a modern type of windmill that generates electricity using wind power.

molino de viento, aerogenerador
wind vane noun

a mechanical device with a rotating pointer that shows the direction of the wind; weathervane.

get the wind up

to become nervous or anxious

She got the wind up when she realized how close we were to the edge of the cliff.
get wind of

to get a hint of or hear indirectly about

enterarse de algo
She became very excited when she got wind of the news.
get one’s second wind

to recover one’s natural breathing after breathlessness.

recobrar el aliento
in the wind

about to happen

estar a punto
A change of policy is in the wind.
like the wind

very quickly

como el viento
The horse galloped away like the wind.

(Translation of “wind” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)