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Wind

The Bible

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Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index
Wind

Blasting
2 Kings 19:7; 2 Kings 19:35

East:

Hot and blasting in Egypt
Genesis 41:6

In the valley of the Euphrates
Ezekiel 19:12

In Canaan
Hosea 13:15; Luke 12:55

At Nineveh
Jonah 4:8

Tempestuous in Uz
Job 27:21

West, took away the plague of locusts from the land of Egypt
Exodus 10:19

North, free from humidity in Canaan
Proverbs 25:23

South:

Soothing
Job 37:17

Tempestuous
Job 37:9

Purifying
Job 37:21

Figurative:

General references
Hosea 4:19

Of the judgments of God
Jeremiah 22:22; Hosea 13:15; Matthew 7:25

Of the Spirit
John 3:8

Of heresy
Ephesians 4:14


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Wind

WIND, noun [Latin , G. The primary sense is to move, flow, rush or drive along.]

1. Air in motion with any degree of velocity, indefinitely; a current of air. When the air moves moderately, we call it a light wind or a breeze; when with more velocity, we call it a fresh breeze, and when with violence, we call it a gale, storm or tempest. The word gale is used by the poets for a moderate breeze, but seamen use it as equivalent to storm. Winds are denominated from the point of compass from which they blow; as a north wind; an east wind; a south wind; a west wind; a southwest wind etc.

2. The four winds, the cardinal points of the heavens.

Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain. Ezekiel 37:9.

This sense of the word seems to have had its origin with the orientals, as it was the practice of the Hebrews to give to each of the four cardinal points the name of wind

3. Direction of the wind from other points of the compass than the cardinal, or any point of compass; as a compass of eight winds.

4. Breath; power of respiration.

If my wind were but long enough to say my prayers, I would repent.

5. Air in motion form any force or action; as the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.

6. Breath modulated by the organs or by an instrument.

Their instruments were various in their kind, some for the bow, and some for breathing wind

7. Air impregnated with scent.

A pack of dog-fish had him in the wind

8. Any thing insignificant or light as wind

Think not with wind or airy threats to awe.

9. Flatulence; air generated in the stomach and bowels; as, to be troubled with wind

10. The name given to a disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing.

Down the wind decaying; declining; in a state of decay; as, he went down the wind [Not used.]

To take or have the wind or to get wind to be divulged; to become public. The story got wind or took wind

In the winds eye, in seamens language, towards the direct point from which the wind blows.

Between wind and water, denoting that part of a ships side or bottom which is frequently brought above water by the rolling of the ship, or fluctuation of the waters surface.

To carry the wind in the manege, is when a horse tosses his nose as high as his ears.

Constant or perennial wind a wind that blows constantly from one point of the compass; as the trade wind of the tropics.

Shifting, variable or erratic winds, are such as are changeable, now blowing from one point and now from another, and then ceasing altogether.

Stated or periodical wind a wind that constantly returns at a certain time, and blows steadily from one point for a certain time. Such are the monsoons in India, and land and sea breezes.

Trade wind a wind that blows constantly from one point, such as the tropical wind in the Atlantic.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Windage

WINDAGE, noun The difference between the diameter of a piece and that of a ball or shell.


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Windbound

WINDBOUND, adjective [wind and bound.] Prevented from sailing by a contrary wind.]


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Wind-dropsy

WIND-DROPSY, noun [wind and dropsy.] A swelling of the belly from wind in the intestines; tympauites.


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Wind-egg

WIND-EGG, noun [wind and egg.] An addle egg.


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Winder

WINDER, verb transitive To fan; to clean grain with a fan. [Local.]


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Winder-meb

WINDER-MEB, noun A bird of the genus Larus, or gull-kind.


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Windfall

WINDFALL, noun [wind and fall.]

1. Fruit blown off the tree by wind.

2. An unexpected legacy.


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Wind-fallen

WIND-FALLEN, adjective Blown down by the wind.


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Wind-flower

WIND-FLOWER, noun [wind and flower.] A plant, the anemone.


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Wind-furnace

WIND-FURNACE, noun [wind and furnace.] A furnace in which the air is supplied by an artificial current, as from a bellows.


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Wind-gage

WIND-GAGE, noun [wind and gage.] A soft tumor on the fetlock joints of a horse.


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Windged-pea

WINDGED-PEA, noun A plant.


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Wind-gun

WIND-GUN, noun An air gun; a gun discharged by the force of compressed air.


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Wind-hatch

WIND-HATCH, noun [wind and hatch.] In mining, the opening or place where the ore is taken out of the earth.


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Wind-hover

WIND-HOVER, noun [wind and hover.] A species of hawk; called also the stannel, but more usually the kestrel.


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Windiness

WINDINESS, noun [from windey.]

1. The state of being windy or tempestuous; as the windiness of the weather or season.

2. Fullness of wind; flatulence.

3. Tendency to generate wind; as the windiness of vegetables.

4. Tumor; puffiness.

The swelling windiness of much knowledge.


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Winding

WINDING, participle present tense

1. Turning; binding about; bending.

2. adjective Bending; twisting from a direct line or an even surface.

WINDING, noun

1. A turn or turning; a bend; flexure; meander; as the windings of a road or stream.

2. A call by the boastswains whistle.


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Winding-engine

WINDING-ENGINE, noun An engine employed in mining, to draw up buckets from a deep pit.


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Winding-sheet

WINDING-SHEET, noun [winding and sheet.] A sheet in which a corpse is wrapped.


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Winding-tackle

WINDING-TACKLE, noun [winding and tackle.] A tackle consisting of one fixed triple block, and one double or triple movable block.


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Wind-instrument

WIND-INSTRUMENT, noun An instrument of music, played by wind, chiefly by the breath; as a flute, a clarinet, etc.


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Windlas

WINDLAS, WINDLASS, noun [wind and lace.]


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Windlass

WINDLAS, WINDLASS noun [wind and lace.]

1. A machine for raising great weights, consisting of a cylinder or roller of timber, moving on its axis and turned by levers, with a rope or chain attached to the weight.

2. A handle by which any thing is turned. [Not in use.]


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Windle

WINDLE, noun A spindle; a kind of reel.


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Wind-mill

WIND-MILL, noun [wind and mill.] A mill turned by the wind.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Window

Properly only an opening in a house for the admission of light and air, covered with lattice-work, which might be opened or closed (2 Kings 1:2; Acts 20:9). The spies in Jericho and Paul at Damascus were let down from the windows of houses abutting on the town wall (Joshua 2:15; 2 Corinthians 11:33). The clouds are metaphorically called the "windows of heaven" (Genesis 7:11; Malachi 3:10). The word thus rendered in Isaiah 54:12 ought rather to be rendered "battlements" (LXX., "bulwarks;" R.V., "pinnacles"), or as Gesenius renders it, "notched battlements, i.e., suns or rays of the sun"= having a radiated appearance like the sun.


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Window

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Window

The window of an Oriental house consists generally of an aperture closed in with lattice-work. (Judges 5:28; Proverbs 7:6) Authorized Version "casement;" (Ecclesiastes 12:3) Authorized Version "window;" (Solomon 2:9; Hosea 13:3) Authorized Version "chimney." Glass has been introduced into Egypt in modern times as a protection against the cold of winter, but lattice-work is still the usual, and with the poor the only, contrivance for closing the window. The windows generally look into the inner court of the house, but in every house one or more look into the street. In Egypt these outer windows generally project over the doorway. [HOUSE]


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Window

WINDOW, noun [ G. The vulgar pronunciation is windor, as if from the Welsh gwyntdor, wind-door.]

1. An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light, and of air when necessary. This opening has a frame on the sides, in which are set movable sashes, containing panes of glass. In the United Sates, the sashes are made to rise and fall, for the admission or exclusion of air. In France, windows are shut with frames or sashes that open and shut vertically, like the leaves of a folding door.

2. An aperture or opening.

A window shalt thou make to the ark. Genesis 6:16.

3. The frame or other thing that covers the aperture.

Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes.

4. An aperture; or rather the clouds or water-spouts.

The windows of heaven were opened. Genesis 7:11.

5. Lattice or casement; or the network of wire used before the invention of glass. Judges 5:28.

6. Lines crossing each other.

Till he has windows on his bread and butter.

WINDOW, verb transitive

1. To furnish with windows.

2. To place at a window [Unusual.]

3. To break into openings. [Unusual.]


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Window-blind

WINDOW-BLIND, noun [window and blind.] A blind to intercept the light of a window. Venetian window-blinds are now much used in the United States.


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Window-frame

WINDOW-FRAME, noun [window and frame.] The frame of a window which receives and holds the sashes.


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Window-glass

WINDOW-GLASS, noun [window and glass.] Panes of glass for windows.


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Window-sash

WINDOW-SASH, noun [window and sash.] The sash or light frame in which panes of glass are set for windows.


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Windowy

WINDOWY, adjective Having little crossings like the sashes of a window.


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Windpipe

WINDPIPE, noun [wind and pipe.] The passage for the breath to and from the lungs; the trachea.


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Wind-pump

WIND-PUMP, noun [wind and pump.] A pump moved by wind, useful in draining lands.


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Wind-rode

WIND-RODE, noun A term used by seamen to signify a ship when riding with wind and tide opposed to each other, driven to the leeward of her anchor.


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Windrow

WINDROW, noun [wind and row.]

1. A row or line of hay, raked together for the purpose of being rolled into cocks or heaps. [This is the only use of the word in New England.]

2. The green border of a field, dug up in order to carry the earth on other land to mend it.

3. A row of peats set up for drying; or a row of pieces of turf, sod or sward, cut in paring and burning.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Winds

Blowing from the four quarters of heaven (Jeremiah 49:36; Ezekiel 37:9; Daniel 8:8; Zechariah 2:6). The east wind was parching (Ezekiel 17:10; 19:12), and is sometimes mentioned as simply denoting a strong wind (Job 27:21; Isaiah 27:8). This wind prevails in Palestine from February to June, as the west wind (Luke 12:54) does from November to February. The south was a hot wind (Job 37:17; Luke 12:55). It swept over the Arabian peninsula. The rush of invaders is figuratively spoken of as a whirlwind (Isaiah 21:1); a commotion among the nations of the world as a striving of the four winds (Daniel 7:2). The winds are subject to the divine power (Psalms 18:10; 135:7).


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Winds

That the Hebrews recognized the existence of four prevailing winds as issuing, broadly speaking, from the four cardinal points, north, south, east and west, may be inferred from their custom of using the expression "four winds" as equivalent to the "four quarters" of the hemisphere. (Ezekiel 37:9; Daniel 8:8; Zechariah 2:6; Matthew 24:31) The north wind, or, as it was usually called "the north," was naturally the coldest of the four, Ecclus. 43.20 and its presence is hence invoked as favorable to vegetation in (Solomon 4:16) It is described in (Proverbs 25:23) as bringing rain; in this case we must understand the northwest wind. The northwest wind prevails from the autumnal equinox to the beginning of November, and the north wind from June to the equinox. The east wind crosses the sandy wastes of Arabia Deserts before reaching Palestine and was hence termed "the wind of the wilderness." (Job 1:19; Jeremiah 13:14) It blows with violence, and is hence supposed to be used generally for any violent wind. (Job 27:21; 38:24; Psalms 48:7; Isaiah 27:8; Ezekiel 27:26) In Palestine the east wind prevails from February to June. The south wind, which traverses the Arabian peninsula before reaching Palestine, must necessarily be extremely hot. (Job 37:17; Luke 12:55) The west and southwest winds reach Palestine loaded with moisture gathered from the Mediterranean, and are hence expressly termed by the Arabs "the fathers of the rain." Westerly winds prevail in Palestine from November to February. In addition to the four regular winds, we have notice in the Bible of the local squalls, (Mark 4:37; Luke 8:23) to which the Sea of Gennesareth was liable. In the narrative of St. Paul's voyage we meet with the Greek term Lips to describe the southwest wind; the Latin Carus or Caurus , the northwest wind (Acts 27:12) and Euroclydon , a wind of a very violent character coming from east-northeast. (Acts 27:14)


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Wind-sail

WIND-SAIL, noun [wind and sail.] A wide tube or funnel of canvas, used to convey a stream of air into the lower apartments of a ship.


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Windseed

WINDSEED, noun A plant of the genus Arctolis.


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Wind-shock

WIND-SHOCK, noun [wind and shock.] A sort of bruise or shiver in a tree.


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Wind-tight

WIND-TIGHT, adjective [wind and tight.] So tight as to prevent the passing of wind.


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Windward

WINDWARD, noun [wind and ward.] The point from which the wind blows; as, to ply to the windward

WINDWARD, adjective [wind and ward.] Being on the side towards the point from which the wind blows; as the windward shrouds.

WINDWARD, adverb Towards the wind.


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Windy

WINDY, adjective

1. Consisting of wind; as a windy tempest.

2. Next the wind; as the windy side.

3. Tempestuous; boisterous; as windy weather.

4. Puffy; flatulent; abounding with wind.

5. Empty; airy; as windy joy.

WIND, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive wound. [G.]

1. To blow; to sound by blowing or inflation.

Wind the shrill horn.

2. To turn; to move, or cause to turn.

To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus.

3. To turn round some fixed object; to bind, or to form into a ball or coil by turning; as, to wind thread on a spool; to wind thread into a ball; to wind a rope into a coil.

4. To introduce by insinuation. The child winds himself into my affections.

They have little arts and dexterities to wind in such things into discourse.

5. To change; to vary.

Were our legislature vested in the prince, he might wind and turn our constitution at his pleasure.

6. To entwist; to enfold; to encircle.

7. [With I short, as in win.] To nose; to perceive or to follow by the scent; as, hounds wind an animal.

8. To ventilate; to expose to the wind; to winnow.

To wind off, [with I long.] To unwind.

To wind out, to extricate.

To wind up,

1. To bring to a small compass, as a ball of thread.

2. To bring to a conclusion or settlement; as, to wind up ones affairs.

3. To put in a state of renovated or continued motion.

Fate seemd to wind him up for fourscore years.

To wind up a clock, is to wind the cord by which the weights are suspended, round an axis or pin.

To wind up a watch, is to wind the spring round its axis or pin.

4. To raise by degrees.

Thus they wound up his temper to a pitch--

5. To straiten, as a string; to put in tune.

6. To put in order for regular action.

WIND, verb intransitive

1. To turn; to change.

So swift your judgments turn and wind.

2. To turn around something; as, vines wind around a pole.

3. To have a circular direction; as winding stairs.

4. To crook; to bend. The road winds in various places.

5. To move round; as, a hare pursued turns and winds.

To wind out, to be extricated; to escape.

Long labring underneath, ere they could wind out of such prison.

WINDER, noun One who winds.