ETYM Of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. goil fume, rage.
1. A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles; SYN. whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll.
2. Something wound in a continuous series of loops; SYN. spiral, volute, whorl, helix.
3. Tubing that is wound in a spiral.
4. A transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine.
5. A spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit.
6. A contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb.
ETYM Akin to Dutch krul, Dan. krölle. Related to Curl.
1. A ringlet, especially of hair; anything of a spiral or winding form.
2. An undulating or waving line or streak in any substance, as wood, glass, etc.; flexure; sinuosity.
ETYM French entrailles, Late Lat. intralia, intranea, from interaneum, pl. interanea, intestine, interaneus inward, interior, from inter between, among, within. Related to Internal.
1. The internal parts of animal bodies; the bowels; the guts; viscera; intestines.
2. The internal parts.
waif / weɪf /
Množina reči waif je waifs.
Sinonimi: street child
ETYM Old Fren. waif, gaif, as adj, lost, unclaimed, chose gaive a waif, Late Lat. wayfium, res vaivae; of Scand. origin. Related to Waive.
A homeless child, especially one forsaken or orphaned.
1. A drum-shaped section on the lower part of a spindle in spinning or weaving machinery serving as a pulley for the tape drive that rotates the spindle
2. An arrangement of similar anatomical parts (as leaves) in a circle around a point on an axis
3. Something that whirls, coils, or spirals or whose form suggests such movement; swirl
4. One of the turns of a univalve shell
5. A fingerprint in which the central papillary ridges turn through at least one complete circle
ETYM From Wind, moving air, but confused in sense and in conjugation with wind to turn.
ETYM as. wind; akin to os., OFries., Dutch, and German wind, Old High Germ. wint, Dan. and Swed. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, w. gwynt, Latin ventus, Skr. vâta.
1. Air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure.
2. A tendency or force that influences events.
4. Empty or insincere or exaggerated talk; SYN. winding, twist.
The lateral movement of the Earth's atmosphere from high-pressure areas (anticyclones) to low-pressure areas (depression). Its speed is measured using an anemometer or by studying its effects on, for example, trees by using the Beaufort Scale. Although modified by features such as land and water, there is a basic worldwide system of trade winds, westerlies, and polar easterlies.
A belt of low pressure (the doldrums) lies along the equator. The trade winds blow toward this from the horse latitudes (areas of high pressure at about 30ş N and 30ş S of the equator), blowing from the ne in the northern hemisphere, and from the se in the southern. The Westerlies (also from the horse latitudes) blow north of the equator from the sw and south of the equator from the Nw.
Cold winds blow outward from high-pressure areas at the poles. More local effects result from landmasses heating and cooling faster than the adjacent sea, producing onshore winds in the daytime and offshore winds at night.
The monsoon is a seasonal wind of S Asia, blowing from the sw in summer and bringing the rain on which crops depend. It blows from the ne in winter.
Famous or notorious warm winds include the chinook of the eastern Rocky Mountains, North America; the föhn of Europe’s Alpine valleys; the sirocco (Italy)/khamsin (Egypt)/sharav (Israel), spring winds that bring warm air from the Sahara and Arabian deserts across the Mediterranean; and the Santa Ana, a periodic warm wind from the inland deserts that strikes the California coast.
The dry northerly bise (Switzerland) and the mistral, which strikes the Mediterranean area of France, are unpleasantly cold winds.
1. Material (as wire) wound or coiled about an object (as an armature); also; a single turn of the wound material
2. The act of one that winds
3. The manner of winding something
4. A curved or sinuous course, line, or progress