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Meaning of PIN

Pronunciation:  pin, pin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
  2. [n]  a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in groups as a target
  3. [n]  a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
  4. [n]  a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  5. [n]  flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
  6. [n]  cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown
  7. [n]  axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
  8. [n]  informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"
  9. [n]  a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
  10. [n]  small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
  11. [n]  when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
  12. [v]  immobilize a piece, in chess
  13. [v]  to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
  14. [v]  pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly"
  15. [v]  attach with or as if with a pin
  16. [v]  attach or fasten with pins

PIN is a 3 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: bowling pin, fall, flag, immobilise, immobilize, oarlock, peg, peg, peg, personal identification number, pin down, PIN number, pin up, pivot, rowlock, stick, thole, tholepin, trap
 Antonyms: unpin
 See Also: aggress, attach, attack, axis, axis of rotation, barrette, bitt pin, bowling equipment, breastpin, broach, brooch, cylinder lock, dinghy, dory, duckpin, empale, fasten, fastener, fastening, fix, fixing, fulcrum, golf equipment, gudgeon pin, hairpin, hatpin, head, headpin, holder, holdfast, identification, impale, jewellery, jewelry, kingpin, leg, linchpin, lynchpin, mark, marker, marking, ninepin, nog, pinhead, pintle, point, rivet, rowboat, safety pin, scarfpin, scatter pin, secure, shank, skewer, skewer, skittle, skittle pin, spike, spit, stem, stickpin, straight pin, takedown, tenpin, tie tack, tiepin, toggle, transfix, triumph, tumbler, victory, wrestling match, wrist pin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pin\, v. t. (Metal Working)
    To peen.
  2. \Pin\, v. t. [Cf. {Pen} to confine, or {Pinfold}.]
    To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
  3. \Pin\, n. [OE. pinne, AS. pinn a pin, peg; cf. D. pin, G.
    pinne, Icel. pinni, W. pin, Gael. & Ir. pinne; all fr. L.
    pinna a pinnacle, pin, feather, perhaps orig. a different
    word from pinna feather. Cf. {Fin} of a fish, {Pen} a
    1. A piece of wood, metal, etc., generally cylindrical, used
       for fastening separate articles together, or as a support
       by which one article may be suspended from another; a peg;
       a bolt.
             With pins of adamant And chains they made all fast.
    2. Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or
       other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening
       clothes, attaching papers, etc.
    3. Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.
             He . . . did not care a pin for her.  --Spectator.
    4. That which resembles a pin in its form or use; as:
       (a) A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or
           relaxing the tension of the strings.
       (b) A linchpin.
       (c) A rolling-pin.
       (d) A clothespin.
       (e) (Mach.) A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a
           part of which serves as a journal. See Illust. of
           {Knuckle joint}, under {Knuckle}.
       (f) (Joinery) The tenon of a dovetail joint.
    5. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking
       cup to mark how much each man should drink.
    6. The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center.
       [Obs.] ``The very pin of his heart cleft.'' --Shak.
    7. Mood; humor. [Obs.] ``In merry pin.'' --Cowper.
    8. (Med.) Caligo. See {Caligo}. --Shak.
    9. An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the
       clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin.
    10. The leg; as, to knock one off his pins. [Slang]
    {Banking pin} (Horol.), a pin against which a lever strikes,
       to limit its motion.
    {Pin drill} (Mech.), a drill with a central pin or projection
       to enter a hole, for enlarging the hole, or for sinking a
       recess for the head of a bolt, etc.; a counterbore.
    {Pin grass}. (Bot.) See {Alfilaria}.
    {Pin hole}, a small hole made by a pin; hence, any very small
       aperture or perforation.
    {Pin lock}, a lock having a cylindrical bolt; a lock in which
       pins, arranged by the key, are used instead of tumblers.
    {Pin money}, an allowance of money, as that made by a husband
       to his wife, for private and personal expenditure.
    {Pin rail} (Naut.), a rail, usually within the bulwarks, to
       hold belaying pins. Sometimes applied to the {fife rail}.
       Called also {pin rack}.
    {Pin wheel}.
        (a) A contrate wheel in which the cogs are cylindrical
        (b) (Fireworks) A small coil which revolves on a common
            pin and makes a wheel of yellow or colored fire.
  4. \Pin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pinned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Pinning}.] [See {Pin}, n.]
    To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a
    garment; to pin boards together. ``As if she would pin her to
    her heart.'' --Shak.
    {To pin one's faith upon}, to depend upon; to trust to.
Computing Dictionary

personal identification number

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are pricked by a pin means a sticky situation or irritating relationship. It may refer to a situation that is falling apart or that is unstable. You may be feeling anxious or feeling the need to hold together a particular relationship. Consider the pun of someone who may be a "prick". Alternatively, to see pins in your dream may denote a feeling of being trapped or immobilized, as exemplified by the phrase "being pinned down".
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, ankle, anklet, arbor, armlet, armory, articulate, axis, axle, axle bar, axle shaft, axle spindle, axle-tree, badge, badge of office, badges, bagatelle, bangle, baton, batten, batten down, bauble, bayonet legs, beads, bean, bibelot, bijou, bit, blazonry, bolt, bowlegs, bracelet, brass farthing, brassard, breastpin, broach, brooch, buckle, bung, butt, button, calf, cap and gown, cent, chain, chain of office, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, check valve, circle, clasp, class ring, cleat, clip, cnemis, cock, cockade, collar, cork, coronet, cross, crown, curio, decoration, diadem, distaff, dovetail, dress, drumstick, eagle, earring, emblems, ensigns, farce, farthing, fasces, faucet, feather, fig, figurehead, fleabite, fleur-de-lis, fob, folderol, foreleg, fribble, frippery, fulcrum, gamb, gambrel, gaud, gem, gewgaw, gigot, gimbal, gimcrack, gudgeon, hair, halfpenny, ham, hammer and sickle, hasp, heraldry, hill of beans, hind leg, hinge, hingle, hitch, hock, hook, hub, insignia, jam, jamb, jest, jewel, joint, joke, kickshaw, knee, knickknack, knickknackery, lapel pin, latch, leg, lid, limb, livery, lock, locket, mace, mandrel, mantle, markings, medal, minikin, miter, mockery, molehill, mortarboard, mortise, nail, nave, necklace, nose ring, oarlock, old school tie, peg, peppercorn, picayune, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pintle, pivot, plug, podite, pole, popliteal space, precious stone, rabbet, radiant, rap, red cent, regalia, rhinestone, ring, rivet, rose, row of pins, rowlock, rush, scarf, school ring, scissor-legs, screw, sea cock, sew, shamrock, shank, shin, shit, sigillography, skewer, skull and crossbones, snap, sneeshing, sou, sphragistics, spigot, spike, spile, spill, spindle, staff, staple, stems, stick, stickpin, stitch, stone, stop, stopgap, stopper, stopple, straw, stumps, swastika, swivel, tack, tap, tarsus, tartan, thistle, tiara, tie, toggle, torque, toy, trifle, trinket, triviality, trotters, trunnion, tuppence, two cents, twopence, uniform, valve, verge, wampum, wand, wedge, whim-wham, wristband, wristlet, zipper