follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

winze1

[winz] /wɪnz/
noun, Mining.
1.
a vertical or inclined shaft driven downward from a drift into an orebody.
Also, windz.
Compare raise (def 38).
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; earlier winds, apparently derivative of wind2 in obsolete noun sense “apparatus for winding”

winze2

[winz] /wɪnz/
noun, Scot.
1.
a curse.
Origin
1775-85; perhaps < Dutch wens wish, wensen to wish; see wish
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for winze

winze

/wɪnz/
noun
1.
(mining) a steeply inclined shaft, as for ventilation between levels
Word Origin
C18: from earlier winds, probably from C14 wynde windlass, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German winde; related to Danish vinde pulley
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for winze

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for winze

17
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for winze