To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.
To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
To cover or surround with something coiled about.
To cause to move by exerting a winding force; to haul or hoist, as by a winch.
To turn (a ship) around, end for end.
From Middle English wynd, wind, from Old English wind ("wind"), from Proto-West Germanic *wind, from Proto-Germanic *windaz, from Proto-Indo-European ("wind"), from earlier *h₂wéh₁n̥ts, derived from the present participle of *h₂weh₁-.
Cognate with Dutch wind, German Wind, West Frisian wyn, Norwegian and Swedish vind, Icelandic vindur, Latin ventus, Welsh gwynt, Sanskrit वात, Russian ве́тер, perhaps Albanian bundë ("strong damp wind"). Cognate to vent.
From Middle English wynden, from Old English windan, from Proto-Germanic *windaną. Compare West Frisian wine, Low German winden, Dutch winden, German winden, Danish vinde, Walloon windea. See also the related term wend.
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