Definition of rewind in English:

rewind

verb

Pronunciation /riːˈwʌɪnd/
  • (with reference to a film or tape) wind or be wound back to the beginning.

    with object ‘I rewound the film and stopped it’
    • ‘As Stephen J. Gould described it, if one could rewind the tape of life and let events play out again, the results would almost certainly differ dramatically.’
    • ‘Joaquin dropped her bag into an armchair on her way through to the kitchen, pausing only to rewind the answering machine tape.’
    • ‘Then simply rewind the tape and transfer via FireWire to your PC.’
    • ‘Brendan rewound the tape a bit and watched the girls at work a second time.’
    • ‘Michael sent it an electronic signal to tell it to rewind the tape, then he recorded some loud pop music over that section of the cassette.’
    • ‘Well you need to rewind the tape back a couple of years to when the ecology became part of the agenda for the bishops committee that focused on social justice.’
    • ‘Inside, the surveillance commander rewound the tape they had just made.’
    • ‘Fu rewinds the tape, and as he replays it, he reads aloud Zhao's letter to her.’
    • ‘Astor could ignore someone beside him mouthing words without sound and muttering impatiently whenever he had to rewind the tape.’
    • ‘Lt. Peterson rewound the cassette and played it again.’
    • ‘The camera had to be constantly rewound, and the film shot again - with meticulous planning of the multiple exposures.’
    • ‘He drops the foil packet into the boiling water, then picks up the camera and begins rewinding the film.’
    • ‘Fat Man's bespectacled sidekick took the woman's video camera and rewound the tape.’
    • ‘If you rewound the tape and played it back we'd appear again and again.’
    • ‘He rewinds the tape to replay a passage about a girl he was courting at the time, and the ineffable sadness that creeps over his face is heartbreaking.’
    • ‘Soon she could picture it her mind, like a tape rewound and played over again.’
    • ‘Then the telltale lines on the screen appear as the tape is rewound and the camera pans back.’
    • ‘After the click, the camera instantly started rewinding the film.’
    • ‘Rod rewound the tape and played it again and again.’
    • ‘She rewound the videotape of the evening news and watched herself at Agent Logan's press conference.’

noun

Pronunciation /ˈriːwʌɪnd/
  • A mechanism for rewinding a film or tape.

    ‘my player's got a fast forward and rewind’
    • ‘Too bad we don't have a rewind so we can ‘unhurt’ the ones we love.’
    • ‘Upon reading this I really wish I had a rewind or erase button, don't you!’
    • ‘Those days when we got to know the rewind button on our tape decks too well, while the kids we really wanted to be out playing with were busy.’
    • ‘Then when he got to where he wanted to go he hit the stop button, just like the fast rewind on a video player.’
    • ‘I had successfully managed to push all negative feelings to the back of my mind, and here they resided, silent ghosts, awaiting me to hit the rewind so that they could reappear, be resurrected.’
    • ‘Pressing the rewind and play button, she listened to it again.’
    • ‘Luckily there is a nifty rewind and undo feature that lets you take back bonehead moves when playing against the computer.’
    • ‘The rewind often failed, so we had to do it by hand.’
    • ‘Once Sara was back to sleep, it was like the rewind button had been pushed.’
    • ‘I cut the whole thing with a Moviscope, which is just a silent film viewer, and a pair of rewinds.’
    • ‘The TiVo remote works because my fingers can feel around the rewind, pause and fast-forward buttons.’
    • ‘Flying Virgin Atlantic back from Boston to London on Saturday, I noticed that the phone-shaped handset wired to the armrest contained both a rewind and a pause button.’
    • ‘There was a small hand held tape-recorder stuck in the rewind position and a crumpled piece of paper with a phone number and address lying on top of the whole pile.’
    • ‘Push in the direction of the plus or minus icons to change the playback volume, toward the rewind or fast forward icons to track skip in the appropriate direction.’
    • ‘Another annoyance is that the rewind and fast-forward buttons latch until you press any other button.’
    • ‘This means if I want to jump back ten seconds I have to look down to find the correct rewind button.’
    • ‘If you're in a blind, well, not much you can do, but if you can use a camera with a manual rewind and advance instead of automatic, that would certainly be preferable.’
    • ‘She pressed the rewind button on her tape player.’
    • ‘Hitting rewind on the tape recorder verifies that those were, in fact, his words.’
    • ‘Magus clicked on a rewind button on his movie player, and switched to another camera angle.’

Pronunciation

rewind

Verb/riːˈwʌɪnd/

rewind

Noun/ˈriːwʌɪnd/