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rewind

[v. ree-wahynd; n. ree-wahynd] /v. riˈwaɪnd; n. ˈriˌwaɪnd/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), rewound or (Rare) rewinded; rewinding.
1.
to wind again.
2.
to wind back to or toward the beginning; reverse.
noun
3.
an act or instance of rewinding.
4.
a function of a tape recorder or tape deck that causes the tape to wind backward.
5.
a push button or other control for reversing or reeling, as on a tape player.
6.
a camera control or mechanism used to wind film back into a film cassette.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; re- + wind2
Related forms
rewinder, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re wind

rewind

verb (riːˈwaɪnd) -winds, -winding, -wound
1.
(transitive) to wind back, esp a film or tape onto the original reel
noun (ˈriːˌwaɪnd; riːˈwaɪnd)
2.
something rewound
3.
the act of rewinding
Derived Forms
rewinder, noun
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Word Origin and History for re wind

rewind

v.

also re-wind, 1717, from re- "back, again" + wind (v.1). Noun meaning "mechanism for rewinding film or tape" is recorded from 1938. Related: Rewound; rewinding.

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