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 Dictionary entry overview: What does winding mean? 

WINDING (noun)
  The noun WINDING has 1 sense:

1. the act of winding or twisting

  Familiarity information: WINDING used as a noun is very rare.

WINDING (adjective)
  The adjective WINDING has 2 senses:

1. marked by repeated turns and bends
2. of a path e.g.

  Familiarity information: WINDING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

WINDING (noun)

Sense 1winding [BACK TO TOP]


The act of winding or twisting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


winding; wind; twist

Context example:

he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind

Hypernyms ("winding" is a kind of...):

rotary motion; rotation (the act of rotating as if on an axis)

WINDING (adjective)

Sense 1winding [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by repeated turns and bends


twisty; winding; tortuous; twisting; voluminous

Context examples:

a tortuous road up the mountain / winding roads are full of surprises / had to steer the car down a twisty track


crooked (having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned)

Sense 2winding [BACK TO TOP]


Of a path e.g.


meandering; winding; wandering; rambling

Context examples:

meandering streams / rambling forest paths / the river followed its wandering course / a winding country road


indirect (not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination)

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