Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun winding

1 sense of winding

Sense 1
wind, winding, twist -- (the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind")
       => rotation, rotary motion -- (the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music")

Antonyms of verb wind

1 of 7 senses of wind

Sense 3
wind, wrap, roll, twine -- (arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child")
       Antonym of unwind (Sense 1)
      => unwind, wind off, unroll -- (reverse the winding or twisting of; "unwind a ball of yarn")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wind

7 senses of wind

Sense 1
weave, wind, thread, meander, wander -- (to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
wind, twist, curve -- (extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
wind, wrap, roll, twine -- (arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 4
scent, nose, wind -- (catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs")
       => smell -- (inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense)

Sense 5
wind, wind up -- (coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch")
       => tighten, fasten -- (make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire")

Sense 6
wreathe, wind -- (form into a wreath)
       => intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace -- (spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts")

Sense 7
hoist, lift, wind -- (raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car")
       => raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")

Antonyms of adj winding

2 senses of winding

Sense 1
tortuous, twisting, twisty, winding, voluminous -- (marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track")

INDIRECT (VIA crooked) -> straight -- (having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders")

Sense 2
meandering (prenominal), rambling, wandering (prenominal), winding -- (of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road")

INDIRECT (VIA indirect) -> direct -- (direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit")

Similarity of adj winding

2 senses of winding

Sense 1
tortuous, twisting, twisty, winding, voluminous -- (marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track")
       => crooked (vs. straight) -- (having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth")

Sense 2
meandering (prenominal), rambling, wandering (prenominal), winding -- (of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road")
       => indirect (vs. direct) -- (not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing")

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