winding
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈwaɪndɪŋ/
Verb
  1. present participle of wind#English|wind
Noun

winding

  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,
      […] my mother’s pale arms emerged from the windings of her sheets and flailed in the air […]
  4. (especially, in the plural) Curving or bending movement, twists and turns.
    • 1610, John Healey (translator), The City of God by Augustine of Hippo, London: George Eld, Book 13, p. 680,
      The Labyrinth] A building so entangled in windings and cyrcles, that it deceiueth all that come in it.
    • 1706, William Congreve, The Double Dealer, London: Jacob Tonson, Act I, Scene 1, p. 9,
      […] in vain I do disguise me from thee, thou know’st me, know’st the very inmost Windings and Recesses of my Soul.
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Penguin, 2018, Chapter 2, p. 88,
      The ascent is precipitous, but the path is cut into continual and short windings, which enable you to surmount the perpendicularity of the mountain.
    • 1849, Charlotte Brontë, letter cited in Elizabeth Gaskell, The Life of Charlotte Brontë, 1857, Volume 2, Chapter ,
      Eugene Forcarde, the reviewer in question, follows Currer Bell through every winding, discerns every point, discriminates every shade, proves himself master of the subject, and lord of the aim.
    • 1985, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale, Emblem, 2017, Chapter 33,
      If you went down the river long enough, along its sinewy windings, you’d reach the sea […]
  5. (electrical) A length of wire wound around the core of an electrical transformer.
  6. (musical instruments, lutherie, bowmaking) Lapping.
Translations
  • Portuguese: enrolado, enrolada
  • Russian: обмо́тка
Translations
  • Russian: нама́тывание
Translations
  • Russian: обмо́тка
Translations Adjective

winding

  1. Twisting, turning or sinuous.
  2. Spiral or helical.
Translations Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈwɪndɪŋ/
Verb
  1. present participle of wind#English|wind
Noun

winding

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



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