winding

Use the adjective winding to describe something with twists and turns, like a winding country road or a little winding mountain stream.

A path through the woods that has plenty of bends and curves in it is winding, and a river that curls and meanders down to the sea is also winding. The Beatles song "The Long and Winding Road" describes a twisting, indirect road. Winding has an Old English root, the word windan, which means "to turn, twist, or wind."

Definitions of winding
1

n the act of winding or twisting

Synonyms:
twist, wind
Type of:
rotary motion, rotation
the act of rotating as if on an axis

adj marked by repeated turns and bends

winding roads are full of surprises”
Synonyms:
tortuous, twisting, twisty, voluminous
crooked
having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned

adj of a path e.g.

“a winding country road”
Synonyms:
meandering, rambling, wandering
indirect
not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination

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