To lay an anchor to the windward, a figurative expression, signifying to adopt precautionary or anticipatory measures for success or security.

(Wind"ward), a. Situated toward the point from which the wind blows; as, the Windward Islands.

(Wind"ward), adv. Toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind blows.

(Wind"y) a. [Compar. Windier ; superl. Windiest.] [AS. windig.]

1. Consisting of wind; accompanied or characterized by wind; exposed to wind. "The windy hill." M. Arnold.

Blown with the windy tempest of my heart.

2. Next the wind; windward.

It keeps on the windy side of care.

3. Tempestuous; boisterous; as, windy weather.

4. Serving to occasion wind or gas in the intestines; flatulent; as, windy food.

5. Attended or caused by wind, or gas, in the intestines. "A windy colic." Arbuthnot.

6. Fig.: Empty; airy. "Windy joy." Milton.

Here's that windy applause, that poor, transitory pleasure, for which I was dishonored.

(Wine) n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel. vin; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, , and E. withy. Cf. Vine, Vineyard, Vinous, Withy.]

1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment. "Red wine of Gascoigne." Piers Plowman.

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Prov. xx. 1.

Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape
Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine.

Wine is essentially a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol, containing also certain small quantities of ethers and ethereal salts which give character and bouquet. According to their color, strength, taste, etc., wines are called red, white, spirituous, dry, light, still, etc.

2. A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as, currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.

3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.

Noah awoke from his wine.
Gen. ix. 24.

2. (Zoöl.) The kestrel. B. Jonson.

(Wind"-suck`ing), n. (Far.) A vicious habit of a horse, consisting in the swallowing of air; — usually associated with crib-biting, or cribbing. See Cribbing, 4.

(Wind"tight`) a. So tight as to prevent the passing through of wind. Bp. Hall.

(Wind"ward) n. The point or side from which the wind blows; as, to ply to the windward; — opposed to leeward.

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