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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wind v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wound (rarely Winded); p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.]
 1. To turn completely, or with repeated turns; especially, to turn about something fixed; to cause to form convolutions about anything; to coil; to twine; to twist; to wreathe; as, to wind thread on a spool or into a ball.
 Whether to wind
 The woodbine round this arbor.   --Milton.
 2. To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
    Sleep, and I will wind thee in arms.   --Shak.
 3. To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.  “To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus.”
    In his terms so he would him wind.   --Chaucer.
 Gifts blind the wise, and bribes do please
 And wind all other witnesses.   --Herrick.
    Were our legislature vested in the prince, he might wind and turn our constitution at his pleasure.   --Addison.
 4. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
 You have contrived . . . to wind
 Yourself into a power tyrannical.   --Shak.
    Little arts and dexterities they have to wind in such things into discourse.   --Gov. of Tongue.
 5. To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.
 To wind off, to unwind; to uncoil.
 To wind out, to extricate. [Obs.] --Clarendon.
 To wind up. (a) To coil into a ball or small compass, as a skein of thread; to coil completely. (b) To bring to a conclusion or settlement; as, to wind up one's affairs; to wind up an argument. (c) To put in a state of renewed or continued motion, as a clock, a watch, etc., by winding the spring, or that which carries the weight; hence, to prepare for continued movement or action; to put in order anew.  “Fate seemed to wind him up for fourscore years.” --Dryden. “Thus they wound up his temper to a pitch.” --Atterbury. (d) To tighten (the strings) of a musical instrument, so as to tune it. Wind up the slackened strings of thy lute.” --Waller.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wind v. t. [imp. & p. p. Winded; p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.]
 1. To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
 2. To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game.
 3. (a) To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.  (b) To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe.
 To wind a ship Naut., to turn it end for end, so that the wind strikes it on the opposite side.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wind v. t.  [imp. & p. p. Wound R. Winded; p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.] To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.  “Hunters who wound their horns.”
 Ye vigorous swains, while youth ferments your blood, . . .
 Wind the shrill horn.   --Pope.
    That blast was winded by the king.   --Sir W. Scott.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : breathing laboriously or convulsively [syn: blown, gasping,
             out of breath(p), panting, pursy, short-winded]