rewind etymology

English word rewind comes from English wind, English re-

Detailed word origin of rewind

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
wind English (eng) The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist. (India, and, Japan) One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).. (boxing, slang) The region of the solar plexus, where a blow may paralyze the diaphragm and cause temporary loss of breath or other injury.. (countable, uncountable) Real or perceived movement of atmospheric air usually caused by [...]
re- English (eng) A completive or intensification of the base; up, a-, out. Again, anew. Back, backward.
rewind English (eng) (figurative) To go back or think back to a previous moment or place, or a previous point in a discourse.. (transitive, intransitive) To wind (something) again.. (transitive, intransitive) To wind (something) back, now especially of cassette or video tape, CD, DVD etc.; to go back on a video or audio recording. A button or other mechanism for rewinding.. The act of rewinding.

Words with the same origin as rewind

Descendants of re-
reborn rebuild recall recognize reconsider reconstruction recover recreate redo refill relay release remark reopen repair replace replacement reschedule reset resign resort rethink retire rewrite