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Wind River Range
/wind/ a mountain range in W Wyoming, part of the Rocky Mountains. Highest peak, Gannett Peak, 13,785 ft. (4202 m). * * * Mountain range, central Rocky Mountains, west-central ...
wind rose
/wind/ 1. a map symbol showing, for a given locality or area, the frequency and strength of the wind from various directions. 2. a diagram showing the relation of wind direction ...
wind sail
/wind/, Naut. a sail rigged over a hatchway, ventilator, or the like, to divert moving air downward into the vessel. [1715-25] * * *
wind scale
/wind/ a numerical scale, as the Beaufort scale, for designating relative wind intensities. [1905-10] * * *
wind scorpion.
See sun spider. [1910-15] * * *
wind shaft
/wind/ the shaft driven by the sails of a windmill. [1815-25] * * *
wind shake
/wind/ 1. Also called anemosis. a flaw in wood supposed to be caused by the action of strong winds upon the trunk of the tree. 2. such flaws collectively. Also called cup ...
wind shear
/wind/ 1. the rate at which wind velocity changes from point to point in a given direction. 2. a condition, dangerous to aircraft, in which the speed or direction of the wind ...
wind shelf
/wind/. See smoke shelf. * * *
wind ship
/wind/ a large sailing vessel. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
wind sprint
/wind/ a sprint, usually run several times in succession as part of a conditioning program, to develop an athlete's wind, speed, and endurance. [1945-50] * * *
wind tee
/wind/ a large, T-shaped weather vane on or near an airfield. Also called air tee, landing tee. [1930-35, Amer.] * * *
wind tunnel
/wind/, Aeron. a tubular chamber or structure in which a steady current of air can be maintained at a controlled velocity, equipped with devices for measuring and recording ...
wind turbine
/wind/ a turbine powered by the wind. [1905-10] * * *
wind vane
/wind/. See weather vane. [1715-25] * * *
wind-bell
/wind"bel'/, n. 1. a bell sounded by the action of the wind. 2. See wind chimes. [1920-25] * * * also called  wind chime         a bell or a cluster of resonating ...
wind-blown moss
also called  fork moss        any plant of the genus Dicranum (subclass Bryidae), numbering 94 species distributed primarily throughout the Northern Hemisphere. They ...
wind-borne
/wind"bawrn', -bohrn'/, adj. carried by the wind, as pollen or seed. [1900-05] * * *
wind-broken
/wind"broh'keuhn/, adj. Vet. Pathol. (of horses) having the breathing impaired; affected with heaves. [1595-1605] * * *
wind-chillfactor
wind-chill factor (wĭndʹchĭl') n. The temperature of windless air that would have the same effect on exposed human skin as a given combination of wind speed and air ...
wind-down
/wuynd"down'/, n. an act or instance of winding down, as in intensity: a gradual wind-down in hostilities. [1965-70; n. use of the v. phrase wind down] * * *
wind-pollinated
—wind-pollination, n. /wind"pol'euh nay'tid/, adj. Bot. being pollinated by airborne pollen. [1880-85] * * *
wind-screen
/wind"skreen', win"-/, n. Chiefly Brit. windshield. [1855-60] * * *
wind-shaken
/wind"shay'keuhn/, adj. 1. affected by windshake. 2. shaken by the wind. [1540-50] * * *
wind-sucking
/wind"suk'ing/, n. Vet. Pathol. cribbing (def. 1). [1835-45] * * *
wind-swept
/wind"swept'/, adj. open or exposed to the wind: a wind-swept beach. [1805-15] * * *
wind-up
wind-up or wind·up (wīndʹŭp') n. 1. a. The act of bringing something to an end. b. A concluding part; a conclusion. 2. Baseball. The movements of a pitcher, including the ...
windable
/wuyn"deuh beuhl/, adj. that can be wound. [WIND2 + -ABLE] * * *
windage
/win"dij/, n. 1. the influence of the wind in deflecting a missile. 2. the amount of such deflection. 3. the degree to which a gunsight must be adjusted to correct for ...
Windaus
/vin"dows/, n. Adolf /ah"dawlf/, 1876-1959, German chemist: Nobel prize 1928. * * *
Windaus, Adolf
▪ German chemist born Dec. 25, 1876, Berlin, Ger. died June 9, 1959, Göttingen, W.Ger.       German organic chemist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1928 ...
Windaus,Adolf
Win·daus (vĭnʹdous'), Adolf. 1876-1959. German chemist. He won a 1928 Nobel Prize for conducting research on sterols and their connection with vitamins. * * *
windbag
—windbaggery, n. /wind"bag'/, n. 1. Informal. an empty, voluble, pretentious talker. 2. the bag of a bagpipe. [1425-75; late ME; see WIND1, BAG] * * *
windblast
/wind"blast', -blahst', win"-/, n. a strong, sudden gust of wind. [1940-45; WIND1 + BLAST] * * *
windblown
/wind"blohn'/, adj. 1. blown by the wind: windblown hair. 2. (of trees) growing in a certain shape because of strong prevailing winds. 3. (of a hair style) bobbed short, with the ...
windbound
/wind"bownd'/, adj. (of a sailing ship, sailboat, or the like) kept from sailing by a wind from the wrong direction or one of too high velocity. [1580-90; WIND1 + -BOUND1] * * *
windbreak
/wind"brayk'/, n. a growth of trees, a structure of boards, or the like, serving as a shelter from the wind. [1765-75; WIND1 + BREAK] * * *
Windbreaker
/wind"bray'keuhr/ Trademark. a brand name for a jacket of wind-resistant material with close-fitting elastic hip band and cuffs. * * *
windburn
—windburned, adj. /wind"berrn'/, n. an inflammation of the skin, esp. that of the face and hands, caused by overexposure to the wind. [1920-25; WIND1 + BURN1] * * *
windburned
See windburn. * * *
windcheater
/wind"chee'teuhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. a lightweight jacket for sports or other outdoor wear. [1945-50; WIND1 + CHEATER] * * *
windchest
/wind"chest'/, n. a chamber containing the air supply for the reeds or pipes of an organ. [1790-1800; WIND1 + CHEST] * * *
windchill factor
/wind"chil', win"-/, Meteorol. the apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed. Also, wind chill factor, wind-chill ...
windchimes
wind chimes (wĭnd) pl.n. An arrangement of small suspended pieces, as of glass, metal, or ceramic, hung loosely together so that they tinkle pleasingly when blown by the wind. ...
windcone
wind cone (wĭnd) n. See windsock. * * *
winded
—windedness, n. /win"did/, adj. 1. out of breath. 2. having wind or breath of a specified kind (usually used in combination): short-winded; broken-winded. [1400-50; late ME; ...
winder
/wuyn"deuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that winds. 2. a staircase step for changing direction. Cf. flier (def. 9). 3. a plant that coils or twines itself about something. 4. an ...
Windermere
/win"deuhr mear'/, n. Lake, a lake in NW England, between Westmorland and Lancashire: the largest lake in England. 101/2 mi. (17 km) long; 52/3 sq. mi. (15 sq. km). * * * Lake, ...
Windermere,Lake
Win·der·mere (wĭnʹdər-mîr'), Lake A lake of northwest England in the Cumbrian Mountains. It is the largest lake in England and a popular tourist area in the Lake ...
windfall
/wind"fawl'/, n. 1. an unexpected gain, piece of good fortune, or the like. 2. something blown down by the wind, as fruit. adj. 3. accruing in unexpectedly large amounts: ...
windfarm
/wind"fahrm'/, n. Energy. a large grouping of wind generators or wind plants located at a site having dependable strong winds. Also, wind farm. [1975-80; WIND1 + FARM] * * *
windflaw
/wind"flaw'/, n. flaw2 (def. 1). [1920-25; WIND1 + FLAW2] * * *
windflower
/wind"flow'euhr/, n. any plant belonging to the genus Anemone, of the buttercup family, having divided leaves and showy, solitary flowers. [1545-55; trans. of Gk amemóne ...
windgall
—windgalled, adj. /wind"gawl'/, n. Vet. Pathol. a puffy distention of the synovial bursa at the fetlock joint. [1515-25; WIND1 + GALL2] * * *
windgap
wind gap (wĭnd) n. A shallow notch in the crest of a mountain ridge. * * *
Windham
/win"deuhm/, n. 1. a town in NE Connecticut. 21,062. 2. a town in SW Maine. 11,282. * * * ▪ Connecticut, United States       town (township), Windham county, ...
windharp
wind harp (wĭnd) n. See Aeolian harp. * * *
Windhoek
/vint"hook'/, n. a city in and the capital of Namibia, in the central part. 62,000. * * * Town (pop., 1997 est.: 169,000), capital of Namibia. It is located in the central part ...
windhover
/wind"huv'euhr, -hov'-/, n. the kestrel, Falco tinnunculus. [1665-75; WIND1 + HOVER; from its hovering flight, head to the wind] * * *
windigo
/win"di goh'/, n. 1. (in the folklore of the Ojibwa and other Indians) a cannibalistic giant, the transformation of a person who has eaten human flesh. 2. Psychiatry. a ...
windily
windily [win′də lē] adv. in a windy manner * * * See windy. * * *
windiness
windiness [win′dē nis] n. a windy quality or condition * * * See windily. * * *
winding
—windingly, adv. —windingness, n. /wuyn"ding/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that winds. 2. a bend, turn, or flexure. 3. a coiling, folding, or wrapping, as of one thing ...
winding frame
a machine on which yarn or thread is wound. * * *
winding number
Math. the number of times a closed curve winds around a point not on the curve. Also called index. * * *
winding sheet
1. shroud (def. 1). 2. a mass of tallow or wax that has run down and hardened on the side of a candle, sometimes considered an omen of misfortune. [1375-1425; late ME] * * *
winding-sheet
wind·ing-sheet (wīnʹdĭng-shēt') n. A sheet for wrapping a corpse; a shroud. * * *
windingly
See winding. * * *
windinstrument
wind instrument (wĭnd) n. 1. A musical instrument, such as a clarinet, trumpet, or harmonica, in which sound is produced by the movement of an enclosed column of air, ...
Windischgrätz, Alfred, Fürst zu
▪ Austrian field marshal born , May 11, 1787, Brussels, Austrian Netherlands [now in Belgium] died March 21, 1862, Vienna, Austria       Austrian field marshal who was ...
Windischgrätz, Alfred, prince zu
born , May 11, 1787, Brussels, Austrian Netherlands died March 21, 1862, Vienna, Austria Austrian field marshal. He entered the Habsburg imperial army as an officer (1804) and ...
windjammer
/wind"jam'euhr, win"-/, n. Informal. 1. (formerly) a merchant ship propelled by sails. 2. any large sailing ship. 3. a member of its crew. 4. Older Slang. a long-winded person; a ...
windjamming
See windjammer. * * *
windlass
/wind"leuhs/, n. 1. a device for raising or hauling objects, usually consisting of a horizontal cylinder or barrel turned by a crank, lever, motor, or the like, upon which a ...
windle
/win"dl, win"l/, n. Scot. and North Eng. a measure of corn, wheat, or other commodities equal to approximately three bushels, but varying in different regions. [bef. 900; ME ...
windless
—windlessly, adv. —windlessness, n. /wind"lis/, adj. 1. without wind; calm: a windless summer afternoon. 2. out of breath. [1350-1400; ME; see WIND1, -LESS] * * *
windlestraw
/win"dl straw', win"l-/, n. Brit. Dial. 1. a withered stalk of any of various grasses. 2. any of various long-stalked species of grass. 3. any tall, thin person. 4. any light or ...
windmill
/wind"mil'/, n. 1. any of various machines for grinding, pumping, etc., driven by the force of the wind acting upon a number of vanes or sails. 2. (loosely) a wind generator; ...
windmill grass.
See finger grass. [1885-90] * * *
Windmill Theatre
a former small theatre in the West End of London (1931–1964). It was well known for its shows of dancing by naked or almost naked women. Comedians used to tell jokes between ...
WindomPeak
Win·dom Peak (wĭnʹdəm) A mountain, 4,295 m (14,082 ft) high, in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. * * *
window
—windowless, adj. —windowy, adj. /win"doh/, n. 1. an opening in the wall of a building, the side of a vehicle, etc., for the admission of air or light, or both, commonly ...
window back
woodwork, esp. paneling, beneath the stool of a window. * * *
window blind.
See window shade. [1720-30] * * *
window board
a thin board serving as a stool of a window. [1620-30] * * *
window box
1. a box for growing plants, placed at or in a window. 2. a hollow space in a window frame for a sash weight. [1880-85] * * *
window dresser
a person employed to trim the display windows of a store. [1860-65] * * *
window dressing
1. the art, act, or technique of trimming the display windows of a store. 2. misrepresentation of something, so as to give a favorable impression: The company's list of assets ...
window envelope
an envelope with a transparent opening through which the address on the enclosure may be read. [1915-20] * * *
window fly
▪ insect       any of a relatively rare group of black flies (order Diptera) that are a little smaller than the housefly. The adults are often seen on windows, and ...
Window Rock
▪ Arizona, United States       capital of the extensive Navajo Nation Reservation, Apache county, northeastern Arizona, U.S. It lies 23 miles (37 km) northwest of ...
window sash
the frame holding the pane of a window. [1755-65] * * *
window seat
1. a seat built beneath the sill of a recessed or other window. 2. a bench having two arms and no back. [1745-55] * * *
window shade
a shade or blind for a window, as a sheet of cloth or paper on a spring roller. Also called blind, window blind. [1800-10] Regional Variation. SHADE is used widely for WINDOW ...
window sill
the sill under a window. [1695-1705] * * *
window tax
n [U] a historical tax that British people had to pay according to how many windows they had in their houses. It was in use between 1675 and 1851. It is still possible to see old ...
window-dresser
See window-dressing. * * *
window-dressing
win·dow-dress·ing also win·dow dress·ing (wĭnʹdō-drĕs'ĭng) n. 1. a. Decorative exhibition of retail merchandise in store windows. b. Goods and trimmings used in such ...
window-shop
—window-shopper, n. /win"doh shop'/, v., window-shopped, window-shopping. v.i. 1. to look at articles in the windows of stores without making any purchases. 2. to examine or ...
window-shopper
See window-shop. * * *
window-winged moth
▪ insect       any of a group of tropical moths (order Lepidoptera) that are generally dark-coloured and small to medium-sized, with a wingspan of 10 to 30 mm (0.4 to ...
windowbox
window box n. 1. A usually long, narrow box for growing plants, placed on a windowsill or ledge. 2. One of the vertical grooves on the inner sides of a window frame for the ...
windowenvelope
window envelope n. An envelope with a transparent panel that reveals the address on the enclosure. * * *
windowglass shell
/win"doh glas', -glahs'/ capiz. [1965-70; WINDOW + GLASS] * * *
windowing
/win"doh ing/, n. Computers. simultaneous display of different portions of one or more files on a screen. [WINDOW + -ING1] * * *
windowless monad
(in the philosophy of Leibniz) a monad having no direct causal or perceptual relation with any other monad. * * *
windowlight
/win"doh luyt'/, n. windowpane (def. 1). [1705-15; WINDOW + LIGHT1] * * *
windowpane
/win"doh payn'/, n. 1. a plate of glass for filling a window sash within the frame. 2. a flounder, Scophthalmus aquosus, occurring along the Atlantic coast of North America, ...
windowpane shell
capiz. * * *
Windows
/win"dohz/ Trademark. any of several microcomputer operating systems or environments featuring a graphical user interface. * * * Family of software products developed by ...
Windows OS
▪ operating system       computer operating system (OS) developed by Microsoft Corporation to run personal computers (personal computer) (PCs). Featuring the first ...
windowseat
window seat n. A seat next to a window, as in the recess of a bay window or on a bus or airplane. * * *
windowshade
window shade n. An opaque fabric mounted to cover or expose a window. * * *
windowsill
windowsill [win′dōsil΄] n. the sill of a window * * * win·dow·sill (wĭnʹdō-sĭl') n. The horizontal member at the base of a window opening. * * *
Windows{™}
a system developed by the US company Microsoft to operate computer programs. Each program has its own window on the screen. There have been several versions of the system since ...
windpipe
/wind"puyp'/, n. the trachea of an air-breathing vertebrate. [1520-30; WIND1 + PIPE1] * * *
windproof
/wind"proohf'/, adj. resisting wind, as fabric or a jacket or coat. [1610-20; WIND1 + -PROOF] * * *
WindRiver
Wind River (wĭnd) A river, about 193 km (120 mi) long, of west-central Wyoming flowing generally southeast as a tributary of the Bighorn River. * * *
WindRiver Range
Wind River Range A section of the Rocky Mountains in west-central Wyoming rising to 4,210.2 m (13,804 ft) at Gannett Peak. * * *
WindRiver Shoshone
Wind River Shoshone n. See Shoshone. * * *
windrode
/wind"rohd'/, adj. Naut. (of a moored vessel) riding with the force of the wind. [1625-35; WIND1 + RODE] * * *
windrose
wind rose (wĭnd) n. A meteorological diagram depicting the distribution of wind direction and speed at a location over a period of time.   [Translation of German Windrose, ...
windrow
/wind"roh', win"-/, n. 1. a row or line of hay raked together to dry before being raked into heaps. 2. any similar row, as of sheaves of grain, made for the purpose of drying. 3. ...
windrower
/wind"roh'euhr, win"-/, n. a farm implement used to mow a field and arrange the mown crop in windrows. [1945-50; WINDROW + -ER1] * * * ▪ farm ...
Winds, Tower of the
▪ building, Athens, Greece also called  Horologium,  Greek  Horologion (“Timepiece”)        building in Athens erected about 100–50 BC by Andronicus Of ...
windsailing
wind·sail·ing (wĭndʹsā'lĭng) n. See windsurfing.   [windsurfing + boardsailing.] * * *
Windscale
▪ nuclear power plant, Cumbria, United Kingdom       nuclear reactor facility and plutonium production plant in the county of Cumberland (now part of Cumbria), in ...
windscreen
windscreen [wind′skrēn΄] n. 1. a screen for protecting something from the wind 2. [Chiefly Brit.] a windshield * * * wind·screen (wĭndʹskrēn') n. 1. A screen for ...
windshake
wind shake (wĭnd) n. A crack or separation between growth rings in timber, attributed to the straining of tree trunks in high winds. * * *
windshear
wind shear (wĭnd) n. A change in wind direction and speed between slightly different altitudes, especially a sudden downdraft. * * *
windshield
/wind"sheeld', win"-/, n. a shield of glass, in one or more sections, projecting above and across the dashboard of an automobile. Also called, esp. Brit., wind-screen. [1900-05; ...
windshield wiper
an electrically or pneumatically operated device consisting of a squeegee connected to a mechanical arm designed to wipe off rain, snow, etc., from a windshield or rear window. * ...
windsock
/wind"sok'/, n. a tapered, tubular cloth vane, open at both ends and having at the larger end a fixed ring pivoted to swing freely, installed at airports or elsewhere to indicate ...
Windsor
/win"zeuhr/, n. 1. (since 1917) a member of the present British royal family. Cf. Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (def. 1). 2. Duke of. See Edward VIII. 3. Wallis Warfield, Duchess of (Bessie ...
Windsor and Maidenhead
▪ unitary authority, England, United Kingdom       royal borough and unitary authority, geographic county of Berkshire, southern England, located about 40 miles (64 km) ...
Windsor bench
a bench similar in construction to a Windsor chair. Also called Windsor settee. * * *
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle n. residence of English sovereigns since the time of William the Conqueror, located in Windsor * * * a castle in Windsor (I)(1). It is one of the official homes ...
Windsor chair
(sometimes l.c.) a wooden chair of many varieties, having a spindle back and legs slanting outward: common in 18th-century England and in the American colonies. [1715-25] * * ...
Windsor knot
a wide, triangular knot for tying a four-in-hand necktie. [1945-50] * * *
Windsor Locks
a town in N Connecticut. 12,190. * * * ▪ Connecticut, United States       urban town (township), Hartford county, north-central Connecticut, U.S., on the Connecticut ...
Windsor tie
a wide, soft necktie of black silk, tied at the neck in a loose bow. [1895-1900] * * *
Windsor, house of
formerly (1901–17) House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Royal house of Britain, which succeeded the house of Hanover on the death of its last monarch, Queen Victoria. The dynastic name ...
Windsor, Marie
▪ 2001 Emily Marie Bertelsen        American actress (b. Dec. 11, 1919, Marysvale, Utah—d. Dec. 10, 2000, Beverly Hills, Calif.), portrayed strong but often unsavoury ...
Windsor, Wallis Warfield, duchess of
born June 19, 1896, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., U.S. died April 24, 1986, Paris, France U.S. socialite who became the wife of Prince Edward, duke of Windsor (Edward VIII), after the ...
Windsor,Duke of
Windsor,Duke of. See Edward VIII. * * *
Windsor,Wallis Warfield
Windsor, Wallis Warfield. Duchess of Windsor. 1896-1986. American divorcée who married the Duke of Windsor, formerly Edward VIII of England, in 1937. * * *
Windsorchair
Windsor chair n. A wooden chair having a high spoked back, outward-slanting legs connected by a crossbar, and a saddle seat.   [After Windsor2 England.] * * *
Windsorknot
Windsor knot n. A wide, triangular slipknot used to tie a four-in-hand necktie.   [Perhaps after the WindsorDuke of..] * * *
Windsortie
Windsor tie n. A wide silk necktie tied in a loose bow. * * *
windsprint
wind sprint (wĭnd) n. One of a series of sprints run to develop breath and endurance. * * *
windstorm
/wind"stawrm'/, n. a storm with heavy wind but little or no precipitation. [1350-1400; ME; see WIND1, STORM] * * * ▪ meteorology  a wind that is strong enough to cause at ...
windsucker
/wind"suk'euhr/, n. Vet. Pathol. a horse afflicted with cribbing. [1680-90; WIND1 + SUCKER] * * *
windsucking
wind·suck·ing (wĭndʹsŭk'ĭng) n. The injurious habit of drawing in and swallowing air. Used of horses.   windʹsuck'er n. * * *
windsurf
—windsurfer, n. /wind"serrf'/, v.i. to engage in windsurfing. [1965-70; WIND1 + SURF] * * *
Windsurfer
Wind·surf·er (wĭndʹsûr'fər) A trademark used for a brand of sailboard. * * *
windsurfing
/wind"serr'fing/, n. a form of sailing in which a flexible sail, free to move in any direction, is mounted on a surfboard and the craft guided by the standing rider. Also called ...
windswept
wind·swept (wĭndʹswĕpt') adj. Exposed to or swept by winds: windswept moors. * * *
windtee
wind tee (wĭnd) n. A large weathervane with a horizontal T-shaped wind indicator, commonly found at airfields. * * *
Windthorst, Ludwig
▪ German political leader born Jan. 17, 1812, Kaldenhof, near Osnabrück, Hanover [Germany] died March 14, 1891, Berlin, Ger.       prominent German Roman Catholic ...
windtight
/wind"tuyt'/, adj. so tight as to prevent passage of wind or air. [1500-10; WIND1 + TIGHT] * * *
windtunnel
wind tunnel (wĭnd) n. A chamber through which air is forced at controlled velocities in order to study the effects of aerodynamic flow around airfoils, scale models, or other ...
windturbine
wind turbine (wĭnd) n. A turbine that is powered by the wind. * * *
windup
/wuynd"up'/, n. 1. the conclusion of any action, activity, etc.; the end or close. 2. a final act or part. 3. Baseball. the preparatory movements of the arm before pitching a ...
windward
—windwardness, n. /wind"weuhrd/, adv. 1. toward the wind; toward the point from which the wind blows. adj. 2. pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the quarter from ...
Windward Islands
a group of islands in the SE West Indies, consisting of the S part of the Lesser Antilles: includes British, French, and independent territories. * * * Island group, Lesser ...
Windward Passage
a strait in the West Indies, between Cuba and Haiti. 50 mi. (80 km) wide. * * * ▪ strait, West Indies       strait in the West Indies, connecting the Atlantic Ocean ...
WindwardIslands
Wind·ward Islands (wĭndʹwərd) An island group of the southeast West Indies, including the southern group of the Lesser Antilles from Martinique south to Grenada. * * *
WindwardPassage
Windward Passage A channel between eastern Cuba and northwest Haiti connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Caribbean Sea. * * *
windway
/wind"way'/, n. 1. a passage for air. 2. Music. flue1 (def. 4b). [1870-75; WIND1 + WAY1] * * *
windy
—windily, adv. —windiness, n. /win"dee/, adj., windier, windiest. 1. accompanied or characterized by wind: a windy day. 2. exposed to or swept by the wind: a windy hill. 3. ...
Windy City
Chicago, Ill. (used as a nickname). * * *
windz
/winz/, n. winze1. * * *
wine
—wineless, adj. —winish, adj. /wuyn/, n., adj., v., wined, wining. n. 1. the fermented juice of grapes, made in many varieties, such as red, white, sweet, dry, still, and ...
wine bag
wineskin. * * *
wine bar
a bar, esp. of a café or restaurant, that features a variety of wines served by the glass. [1935-40] * * *
Wine bars
➡ nightlife * * *
wine cellar
1. a cellar for the storage of wine. 2. the wine stored there; a store or stock of wines. [1325-75; ME] * * *
wine cooler
1. a bucket for holding ice to chill a bottle of wine. 2. a drink made of wine, fruit juice, carbonated water, and sometimes other flavorings. [1805-15] * * *
wine gallon
a former English gallon of 160 fluid ounces: equal to the present U.S. standard gallon of 128 fluid ounces. [1650-60] * * *
wine palm
any of several palms from whose sap wine is made, as the coquito. [1675-85] * * *
wine press
a machine in which the juice from grapes is pressed for wine. Also, wine presser. [1520-30] * * *
wine steward
a waiter in a restaurant or club who is in charge of wine; sommelier. [1895-1900] * * *
wine-colored
/wuyn"kul'euhrd/, adj. of the color of wine; dark red. [1825-35] * * *
wineberry
/wuyn"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n., pl. wineberries. 1. a prickly shrub, Rubus phoenicolasius, of China and Japan, having pinkish or white flowers and small, red, edible fruit. 2. the ...
winebibber
—winebibbing, n., adj. /wuyn"bib'euhr/, n. a person who drinks much wine. [1525-35; WINE + BIBBER] * * *
winebibbing
wine·bib·bing (wīnʹbĭb'ĭng) adj. Given to much drinking of wine. n. Habitual drinking of wine.   wineʹbib'ber n. * * *
winecellar
wine cellar n. 1. A place for storing wine. 2. A stock of wines. * * *
winecooler
wine cooler n. 1. A container, such as an ice-filled bucket or chest, for cooling wine. 2. A bottled mixture of wine, fruit juice, and sometimes soda water. * * *
wineglass
/wuyn"glas', -glahs'/, n. a drinking glass, as a goblet, having a foot and a stem and used specifically for serving wine. [1700-10; WINE + GLASS] * * *
wineglassful
/wuyn"glas fool', -glahs-/, n., pl. wineglassfuls. the capacity of a wineglass, typically containing four to six fluid ounces. [1815-25; WINEGLASS + -FUL] Usage. See -ful. * * *
winegrower
/wuyn"groh'euhr/, n. 1. a person who owns or works in a vineyard and winery. 2. a winemaker. [1835-45; WINE + GROWER] * * *
winegrowing
/wuyn"groh'ing/, n. 1. the work or business of a winegrower. 2. the industry of producing wine. Also called winemaking. [1840-50; WINE + GROWING] * * *
Winehouse, Amy
▪ 2009 born Sept. 14, 1983, London, Eng.  “No, no, no,” British singer Amy Winehouse's sultry refusal to enter drug and alcohol treatment in her song “Rehab,” ...
winemaker
/wuyn"may'keuhr/, n. 1. an expert in the production of wines. 2. a winegrower. [1350-1400; ME; see WINE, MAKER] * * *
winemaking
/wuyn"may'king/, n. 1. the procedures and processes carried out in the making and maturing of wine; viniculture; vinification. 2. winegrowing. [1805-15; WINE + MAKING] * * *
winepalm
wine palm n. Any of various palm trees having sap or juice from which wine is made. * * *
winepress
wine·press (wīnʹprĕs') n. 1. A vat in which the juice is pressed from grapes. 2. A machine or device that presses the juice from grapes. * * *
winery
/wuy"neuh ree/, n., pl. wineries. an establishment for making wine. [1880-85, Amer.; WINE + -ERY] * * *
Winesap
/wuyn"sap'/, n. (sometimes l.c.) a red variety of apple that ripens in the autumn. [1790-1800; WINE + SAP1] * * *
Winesburg, Ohio
/wuynz"berrg/ a cycle of short stories (1919) by Sherwood Anderson. * * *
wineshop
/wuyn"shop'/, n. a shop where wine is sold. [1840-50; WINE + SHOP] * * *
wineskin
/wuyn"skin'/, n. a bag, usually of goatskin, for carrying wine and having a spigot from which one drinks. Also called wine bag. [1815-25; WINE + SKIN] * * *
winesteward
wine steward n. One who is employed to serve wine, as at a restaurant or winetasting. * * *
winetaster
/wuyn"tay'steuhr/, n. 1. a critic, writer, buyer, or other professional who tests the quality of wine by tasting. 2. a small, flat bowl, often of silver, used to hold a small ...
winetasting
/wuyn"tay'sting/, n. a gathering of critics, buyers, friends, etc., to taste a group of wines for comparative purposes. [1935-40; WINE + TASTE + -ING1] * * *
winey
/wuy"nee/, adj., winier, winiest. winy. * * *
Winfield
/win"feeld'/, n. 1. a town in S Kansas. 10,736. 2. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Erving Julius Winfield Hancock Winfield Scott Scott Winfield * * *
Winfield, Paul
▪ American actor in full  Paul Edward Winfield  born May 22, 1941, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. died March 7, 2004, Los Angeles       American film and television actor ...
Winfield, Paul Edward
▪ 2005       American actor (b. May 22, 1941, Los Angeles, Calif.—d. March 7, 2004, Los Angeles), had a versatility as a performer that made him equally convincing in ...
Winfred
/win"frid/, n. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning "peaceful friend." * * *
Winfrey
(1954– ) a US entertainer who presents The Oprah Winfrey Show, the most popular US television chat show. She won the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the National Academy ...
Winfrey, Oprah
born Jan. 29, 1954, Kosciusko, Miss., U.S. U.S. television talk-show host and actress. After enduring an impoverished and troubled childhood, she became a news anchor for a ...
Winfrey,Oprah
Win·frey (wĭnʹfrē), Oprah. Born 1954. American talk-show host, producer, and actress. Producer and host of The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986-present), Winfrey has also acted in ...
wing
/wing/, n. 1. either of the two forelimbs of most birds and of bats, corresponding to the human arms, that are specialized for flight. 2. either of two corresponding parts in ...
wing and wing
Naut. with a sail extended on each side, as with the foresail out on one side and the mainsail out on the other. [1775-85] * * *
wing bar
a line of contrasting color along the coverts of a bird's wing. [1850-55] * * *
wing bit
a flat bit projecting to one side near the end of a key. * * *
wing bolt
a bolt with a head like a wing nut. * * *
wing bow
/boh/, (of poultry) the distinctively colored feathers on the shoulder or bend of the wing of a bird. [1865-70] * * *
wing case
Entomol. elytron. Also called wing cover. [1655-65] * * *
wing chair
a large upholstered chair having a back with wings. Also, winged chair. [1900-05] * * * ▪ furniture also called  grandfather chair , or  saddle cheek ...
wing collar
a stand-up collar having the front edges or corners folded down, worn by men for formal or evening dress. [1910-15] * * *
wing commander
1. Brit. an officer in the Royal Air Force equivalent in rank to a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. 2. an officer of the U.S. Navy or Air Force who commands a ...
wing covert
wing covert n. any of the small covering feathers on a bird's wing * * *
wing coverts
Ornith. the feathers that cover the bases of the quill feathers in birds. [1805-15] * * *
wing dam
a jetty for diverting the current of a stream. Also called spur, spur dike. [1800-10, Amer.] * * *
wing flat
Theat. a flat, esp. a two-fold, usually forming part of a unit of four panels of painted scenery. Also called coulisse. * * *
wing formula
Ornith. a numerical representation of the relative lengths of the primary feathers of a bird's wing, used in identifying similar species, as flycatchers. [1935-40] * * *
wing loading
Aeron. See under loading (def. 4). [1910-15] * * *
wing nut
a nut having two flat, widely projecting pieces such that it can be readily tightened with the thumb and forefinger. Also, wingnut. Also called butterfly nut, thumbnut. See ...
wing shooting
Hunting. the act or practice of shooting at birds in flight. [1880-85] * * *
wing shot
Hunting. 1. a shot at a bird in flight. 2. an expert in shooting birds in flight. [1880-85] * * *
wing skid
Aeron. a skid attached to the wing tip of an airplane to prevent it from touching the ground. * * *
wing tip
1. Also, wingtip. the extreme outer edge of an airplane wing. 2. a toecap, often with a perforated pattern, having a point at the center and a piece at each side extending back ...
wing-ding
/wing"ding'/, n. Slang. 1. a noisy, exciting celebration or party. 2. a fit, either induced by drugs or feigned. 3. a fit of anger; a rage. Also, wing ding. [1925-30, Amer.; ...
wing-footed
/wing"foot'id/, adj. 1. having winged feet. 2. swift. [1585-95] * * *
wing-weary
/wing"wear'ee/, adj. tired from flying or traveling. * * *
wingand wing
wing and wing adv. Nautical With sails extended on both sides. * * *
Wingate, Orde Charles
▪ British military officer born Feb. 26, 1903, Naini Tāl, India died March 24, 1944, Burma [now Myanmar]       British soldier, an outstanding “irregular” ...
Wingate, Sir Reginald, 1st Baronet
▪ British general in full  Sir Francis Reginald Wingate   born June 25, 1861, Port Glasgow, Renfrew, Scot. died Jan. 28, 1953, Dunbar, East Lothian       British ...
wingback
/wing"bak'/, n. Football. 1. an offensive back who lines up outside an end. 2. the position played by this back. [1935-40; WING + BACK1] * * *
wingback formation
Football. 1. See single wingback formation. 2. See double wingback formation. [1930-35] * * *
wingbow
wing·bow (wĭngʹbō') n. A distinctive mark of color on the bend of a bird's wing, especially in domestic fowl. * * *
wingcase
wing case n. See elytron. * * *
wingchair
wing chair also wing·chair (wĭngʹchâr') n. An armchair with a high back from which project large, enclosing side pieces. * * *
wingcollar
wing collar n. A shirt collar, used especially in men's formal clothing, in which the front edges are folded down in such a way as to resemble a pair of wings. * * *
wingding
☆ wingding [wiŋ′diŋ΄ ] n. 〚< earlier whingding < ?〛 Slang 1. an event, action, party, etc. that is very festive, lively, unrestrained, etc. 2. something very striking, ...
winged
—wingedly, adv. —wingedness, n. /wingd/ or, esp. Literary, /wing"id/, adj. 1. having wings. 2. having a winglike part or parts: a winged bone; a winged seed. 3. abounding ...
winged bean
1. a tropical Asian vine, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, of the legume family, of which the pods, seeds, leaves, and flowers are edible and nutritious. 2. the pod of this plant, ...
winged elm
a small tree, Ulmus alata, of southeastern North America, having twigs edged with flat, corky projections. Also called wahoo. [1810-20, Amer.] * * *
winged everlasting
a bushy composite plant, Ammobium alatum, of Australia, having winged branches, javelin-shaped leaves, and white flowers. * * *
Winged Horse
Astron. the constellation Pegasus. * * *
winged pea
a trailing southern European plant, Lotus tetragonolobus, of the legume family, having purplish-red flowers and edible pods and seeds. [1730-40] * * *
winged spindle tree
a stiff, spreading shrub, Euonymus alata, of eastern Asia, having corky-winged twigs, yellowish flowers, and purplish fruit. Also called winged euonymus. * * *
Winged Victory
a Greek marble statue (c200 B.C.) of Nike found at Samothrace and now in the Louvre, Paris. Also called Nike of Samothrace, Victory of Samothrace, Winged Victory of Samothrace. * ...
wingedbean
winged bean n. See asparagus pea. * * *
wingedelm
winged elm n. An elm (Ulmus alata) of southeast North America, having broadly angled branchlets with flattened corky outgrowths. * * *
winger
/wing"euhr/, n. 1. (in Rugby, soccer, etc.) a person who plays a wing position. 2. a right-winger. [1785-95; WING + -ER1] * * *
wingers
➡ hockey * * *
wingless
—winglessness, n. /wing"lis/, adj. 1. having no wings. 2. having only rudimentary wings, as an apteryx. [1585-95; WING + -LESS] * * *
winglessness
See wingless. * * *
winglet
/wing"lit/, n. 1. a little wing. 2. Zool. alula. 3. Aeron. a. a small wing used mainly to carry external loads or to connect struts or gears to the fuselage. b. a short, ...
winglike
/wing"luyk'/, adj. resembling a wing. [WING + -LIKE] * * *
wingloading
wing loading n. The gross weight of an airplane divided by the wing area. Used in stress analysis. * * *
wingman
wingman [wiŋ′mən] n. pl. wingmen [wiŋ′mən ] ☆ 1. in a formation of aircraft, the pilot who flies behind and to the side of the leader ☆ 2. the aircraft flown in this ...


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