wind-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: current of moving air

Commentary: WIND[+force][+air][+moving]

The wind knocked several branches off the tree.
That horse can run like the wind.
The forecast is for an easterly wind of abut 20 knots.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an influence of social change

Commentary: WIND[+role][+event][+influence][+of_change][+social]

Their political party can sense the winds of change.
Their fates were altered through the winds of war.
He's an opportunist who tries to guess ahead of time which way the wind is blowing. (figurative extension of Sense 1)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the process of breathing

Commentary: WIND[+process][+breathing]

The player had the wind knocked out of him from that tackle.
The old lady sat down to catch her wind after climbing the flights of stairs.
The runner got his second wind and finished a strong race.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: empty rhetoric, blather

Commentary: WIND[+event][+speech_act][+rhetoric][+empty]

Mary thought his speech was just a lot of wind.
There's too much wind in the dialogue of this scene, it needs major editing.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: confidential tip or lead

Commentary: WIND[+information][+confidential][+tip]

If the boss gets wind of this, he'll fire us all!
John got wind of an unannounced job opening at the studio.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: type of musical instrument with enclosed column of air

Commentary: WIND[+artifact][+instrument][+musical][+with_air_column][+enclosed]

The flute is a wind instrument.
She's a musician who can play both winds and strings.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 7: intestinal gas expelled through anus

Commentary: WIND[+artifact][+of_body][+gas][+intestinal][+expelled]

The baby swallowed air while drinking from his bottle and has a lot of wind.
The man was embarrassed to break wind at the dinner table.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 8: a circular twist or turn

Commentary: WIND[+event][+motion][+twist][+circular]

She gave several winds to the old grandfather clock once a day.
The sailor put another wind of line around the winch.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8