Quiz about Words with the Word Wind in Them
Quiz about Words with the Word Wind in Them

Words with the Word "Wind" in Them Quiz


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A multiple-choice quiz by shuehorn. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
shuehorn
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
346,801
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
4675
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. This six-letter word containing the word WIND denotes something in a house or other building that allows us to see outside without being exposed to the elements. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: (One word (6 letters, singular))
2. This seven-letter word containing the word WIND has a literal and figurative meaning. Literally, it is part of a musical instrument popular in Scotland, and is the part that makes music when squeezed. Figuratively, it is also used as an insult for a long-winded, boring person who speaks and speaks and speaks and speaks. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: (One word (seven letters, singular))
3. This eight-letter word containing WIND is a symbol of Holland, Don Quixote and green energy. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: (One word (eight letters, singular))
4. This eight-letter word containing WIND is a positional word. You may not care where you are in relation to the wind until something with a horrible smell makes you take note. Where are you if you smell something horrible?

Answer: (One word (eight letters))
5. This eight-letter word containing WIND refers to a person who is dishonest and a cheat. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: (One word (eight letters, singular))
6. There is a group or class of musical instruments that contain the word WIND and are often part of an orchestra. What nine-letter plural word am I thinking of?

Answer: (One word (nine letters, plural))
7. There is a six-letter word containing WIND that means relax after a period of tension or stress. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: (One word (six letters))
8. This seven-letter word containing WIND means diminish, wane, decrease, lessen, decline or fall off. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: (One word (seven letters))
9. This nine-letter word containing WIND means to be disorderly or in disarray because of the action of the wind. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: (One word (nine-letters, think of what a broom does))
10. This six-letter word containing WIND is what you do to an audio or video recording when you want to see or hear a portion of it one more time. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: (One word (six letters))

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This six-letter word containing the word WIND denotes something in a house or other building that allows us to see outside without being exposed to the elements. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: WINDOW

Though we use windows today without giving them a second thought, the first windows were simple holes in roofs with no covering whatsoever to let in light. The first glass windows date back to the Roman Imperial period and were made of thick irregular blown glass.

These windows were meant for insulation and safety rather than to let people look through them or receive internal lighting. The most common place to find the first glass windows was in the Roman baths.
2. This seven-letter word containing the word WIND has a literal and figurative meaning. Literally, it is part of a musical instrument popular in Scotland, and is the part that makes music when squeezed. Figuratively, it is also used as an insult for a long-winded, boring person who speaks and speaks and speaks and speaks. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: WINDBAG

In this case it is easy to see the connection between the literal and figurative meanings of the word "windbag". The literal meaning of a bellows dates back to the 15th century. The figurative one first appeared in written chronicles in 1827.
3. This eight-letter word containing WIND is a symbol of Holland, Don Quixote and green energy. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: WINDMILL

The first windmills were developed to automate the task of grinding grain and pumping water. They were first seen in Persia between 500 and 900 AD.
4. This eight-letter word containing WIND is a positional word. You may not care where you are in relation to the wind until something with a horrible smell makes you take note. Where are you if you smell something horrible?

Answer: DOWNWIND

The solution if you are downwind of a horrible smelling thing is to quickly get upwind of it if you are able!
5. This eight-letter word containing WIND refers to a person who is dishonest and a cheat. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: SWINDLER

Per the online etymology dictionary etymonline.com, this word is a borrowing from German, meaning "giddy person, extravagant speculator, or cheat" and was introduced to the English of London by German Jews in around 1762.
6. There is a group or class of musical instruments that contain the word WIND and are often part of an orchestra. What nine-letter plural word am I thinking of?

Answer: WOODWINDS

Though woodwinds were originally made of wood, they have come to be made of a variety of materials in the modern age, including metals and plastics. Some examples of woodwinds are flutes, clarinets and saxophones.
7. There is a six-letter word containing WIND that means relax after a period of tension or stress. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: UNWIND

The literal meaning of "unwind" meant to undo a bandage or a ball of yarn. The figurative meaning of relaxation came into use starting in around 1938.
8. This seven-letter word containing WIND means diminish, wane, decrease, lessen, decline or fall off. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: DWINDLE

The word dwindle comes from Middle English word "dwinen" meaning to waste away or die. "Dwindle" was a diminutive form that came into use in around 1590.
9. This nine-letter word containing WIND means to be disorderly or in disarray because of the action of the wind. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: WINDSWEPT

The first known use of this word to refer to hair according to the online etymology dictionary, etymonline.com, dates back to 1932.
10. This six-letter word containing WIND is what you do to an audio or video recording when you want to see or hear a portion of it one more time. What word am I thinking of?

Answer: REWIND

This word used to literally refer to the tape that was used to record audio or visual media. Now, the meaning is really just "go back".
Source: Author shuehorn

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