wince

  • 1 Wince — Wince, n. [See {Winch}.] (Dyeing & Calico Printing) A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch. It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment. at will. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 wince — [wıns] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old North French; Origin: wenchier [i] to be impatient, move about suddenly ] 1.) to suddenly change the expression on your face as a reaction to something painful or upsetting ▪ Sandra winced as the dentist started… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 Wince — Wince, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Winced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wincing}.] [OE. wincen, winchen, OF. quencir, guenchir, guenchier, giencier, guinchier, and (assumed) winchier, winchir, to give way, to turn aside, fr. OHG. wankjan, wenken, to give way, to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Wince — Wince, n. The act of one who winces. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 wince — (v.) early 13c., winch, probably from O.N.Fr. *wenchier (in O.Fr. guenchir to turn aside, avoid ), from Frankish *wenkjan, from P.Gmc. *wankjan (Cf. O.H.G. wankon to stagger, totter, O.N. vakka to stray, hover; see WINK (Cf. wink)). Originally of …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 wince — *recoil, flinch, shrink, blench, quail Analogous words: cringe, cower (see FAWN): balk, shy, stick, stickle (see DEMUR): squirm, *writhe …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 wince — [v] draw back back off, blanch, blench, cower, cringe, dodge, duck, flinch, grimace, jib, make a face*, quail, recoil, shrink, shy, start, swerve, turn; concepts 154,185 …

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  • 8 wince — ► VERB ▪ give a slight involuntary grimace or flinch due to pain or distress. ► NOUN ▪ an instance of wincing. ORIGIN Old French guenchir turn aside …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 wince — wince1 [wins] vi. winced, wincing [ME wynsen < Anglo Fr var. of OFr guenchir < Frank * wenkjan, akin to OHG wankon, to totter, turn: for IE base see WINCH] to shrink or draw back slightly, usually with a grimace, as in pain, embarrassment,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 wince — v. 1) (D; intr.) to wince at (to wince at the thought of going back to work) 2) (misc.) to wince in pain * * * [wɪns] (misc.) to wince in pain (D; intr.) to wince at (to wince at the thought of going back to work) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 Wince — This unusual and interesting name has two possible origins, the first of which is a medieval topographical name denoting residence at or by a spot on a river where boats were hauled up onto the land by means of Pulleys, derived from the Middle… …

    Surnames reference

  • 12 wince — 1. verb he winced at the pain Syn: grimace, make a face, flinch, blanch, start 2. noun a wince of pain Syn: grimace, flinch, start •• wince, cower, cringe, flinch, recoil The same individual might wince when receiving a flu shot, flinch from a… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 wince — UK [wɪns] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms wince : present tense I/you/we/they wince he/she/it winces present participle wincing past tense winced past participle winced to react to something with a sudden expression on your face that shows… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 wince — wince1 wincer, n. wincingly, adv. wincingness, n. /wins/, v., winced, wincing, n. v.i. 1. to draw back or tense the body, as from pain or from a blow; start; flinch. n. 2. a wincing or shrinking movement; a slight start. [1250 1300; ME winsen,… …

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  • 15 WinCE — Windows CE Скриншот Windows CE for Handheld PC 3.0 (ядро WinCE 2.11) Разработчик Семейство ОС Windows Последняя версия 6.0 1 ноября 2006 г. Тип ядра гибридное Лицензия Microsoft EULA Windows CE (она же …

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  • 16 wince — wince1 [ wıns ] verb intransitive to react to something with a sudden expression on your face that shows you are embarrassed or feel pain: Her father used to wince at her appearance. wince wince 2 [ wıns ] noun count an expression on your face… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 wince — [[t]wɪ̱ns[/t]] winces, wincing, winced VERB If you wince, the muscles of your face tighten suddenly because you have felt a pain or because you have just seen, heard, or remembered something unpleasant. Every time he put any weight on his left… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 wince — verb (I) 1 to suddenly change the expression on your face as a reaction to something painful or upsetting: Sandra winced as the dentist started to drill. 2 to suddenly feel very uncomfortable or embarrassed because of something that happens,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 wince — intransitive verb (winced; wincing) Etymology: Middle English wynsen to kick out, start, from Anglo French *wincer, *guincer to shift direction, dodge, by form of guenchir, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German wenken, wankōn to… …

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