General English



  • To rapidly wind a tape in the direction opposite of playback. For instance, that in a VHS cassette or digital audio tape cartridge. The term may also be used to refer to moving backwards rapidly within the content of an optical disc, such as a DVD.
  • The mechanism utilized to rewind (1).
  • A command or function which rewinds (1).
  • To wind again.

Media Studies

  • noun a function that quickly winds a film or tape backwards, e.g. on a camera or video recorder
  • verb to wind something such as video or audio tape back onto its original spool or back to an earlier point