American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something wound about a center or an object: an armature with its wire winding.
- n. The way in which something is wound.
- n. One complete turn of something wound: two windings of electrical tape.
- n. A curve or bend, as of a road.
- adj. Twisting or turning; sinuous.
- adj. Spiral.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any portion of an electric circuit which is coiled. The term is applied to the armature and field-coils of generators and motors, to the turns of wire on electromagnets, to the coils of galvanometers and other current-measuring instruments, to the primary and secondary turns of transformers, to resistance and inductance-coils, and, in general, to any convolution or set of convolutions which forms a portion of the conducting circuit of an electrical machine or device.
- Curving; spiral: as, a winding stair.
- Full of bends or turns: as, a winding path.
- Warped; twisted; bent; crooked: as, a winding surface.
- n. A turn or turning; a bend; flexure; meander: as, the windings of a road or stream.
- n. A twist in any surface, so that all its parts do not lie in the same plane; a casting or warping.
- n. A call by the boatswain's whistle.
- v. present participle of wind.
- n. something wound around something else
- n. the manner in which something is wound
- n. one complete turn of something wound
- n. electrical a length of wire wound around the core of an electrical transformer
- adj. twisting, turning or sinuous
- adj. spiral or helical
- v. UK to turn a boat around in a canal
- n. the act or process of winding (turning around)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) A call by the boatswain's whistle.
- adj. Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.
- n. A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander.
- n. (Elec.) The material, as wire or rope, wound or coiled about anything, or a single round or turn of the material a series
winding, or one in which the armature coil, the field-magnet coil, and the external circuit form a continuous conductor; a shunt winding, or one of such a character that the armature current is divided, a portion of the current being led around the field-magnet coils.
- n. the act of winding or twisting
- adj. of a path e.g.
- adj. marked by repeated turns and bends
- wind + -ing, from wind ("movement of air"), as the wind was used to assist turning. (Wiktionary)
“Such a winding, as is shown in Fig. 96, where the two wires are laid on side by side, is called a _parallel differential winding_.”
“Early this year, with his term winding to a close, he called a referendum for June 28, which if approved, would call a constitutional convention for the purpose of replacing the current constitution with a brand new one.”
“The main winding is a Lotus-O-Deltoid type placed in panamdermic semi-boloid slots of the stator with every seventh conductor connected by a non-reversible trunion pipe to the differential girdle spring on the upend of the gram meters.”
“With the title winding down, this issue provides a nice interlude before the finale.”
“Moreover, with regards to the redeployment from Iraq, PolitiFact found Obama has kept his promise to begin winding down our involvement and is on pace to do so by his August deadline.”
“In one episode, when I got involved in winding up the failed subsidiary of a large European bank, I noticed on the expense ledger that a rival consulting firm had racked up $5 million in fees from the same subsidiary.”
“Top-seeded Carolina Kostner of Italy, the 2005 world bronze medalist, was the flop of the event in winding up seventh.”
“The main winding was of the normal Lotus odeltoid type placed in panendermic semi-boloid slots of the stator.”
“We also had a delicious game of a labyrinth of lines, which it was necessary to traverse with the pencil without touching the hedges, as I called the winding marks.”
“We have alluded to the questionable morality of the Heptameron, and certainly we will not endorse the argument of its new editors, who combat the common opinion that it should be classed among licentious books, upon the plea that "the Queen of Navarre excels in winding up a tale of extreme gallantry with moral reflections of the most rigorous kind.”
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