winding

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From wind +‎ -ing, from wind (to wrap).

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Verb[edit]

winding

  1. present participle of wind

Noun[edit]

winding (countable and uncountable, plural windings)

  1. Something wound around something else.
  2. The manner in which something is wound.
  3. One complete turn of something wound.
    • 1966, Cynthia Ozick, Trust, New York: The New American Library, Part One, Chapter 7, p. 44,[1]
      [] my mother’s pale arms emerged from the windings of her sheets and flailed in the air []
  4. (especially plural) Curving or bending movement, twists and turns.
  5. (electrical) A length of wire wound around the core of an electrical transformer.
  6. (music, lutherie, bowmaking) Lapping.
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Adjective[edit]

winding (comparative more winding, superlative most winding)

  1. Twisting, turning or sinuous.
  2. Spiral or helical.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From wind +‎ -ing, from wind (movement of air), as the wind was used to assist turning.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

winding

  1. present participle of wind

Noun[edit]

winding (countable and uncountable, plural windings)

  1. The act or process of winding (turning a boat etc. around).

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