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Meaning of SPIN

Pronunciation:  spin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral spin
  2. [n]  the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
  3. [n]  a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  4. [v]  prolong or extend; "spin out a visit"
  5. [v]  narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"
  6. [v]  work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"
  7. [v]  form a web by making a thread, as of spiders
  8. [v]  make up a story, as in"spin a yarn"
  9. [v]  revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
  10. [v]  cause to spin; "spin a coin"
  11. [v]  stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods"

SPIN is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: birl, gyrate, narrate, recite, recount, reel, spin around, spin out, tailspin, tell, twirl, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl, whirl
 See Also: acrobatics, aerobatics, backspin, birling, centrifugate, centrifuge, circumvolve, cook up, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, distort, draw out, English, extend, extrude, fabricate, go around, gyration, inform, invent, logrolling, make up, manufacture, pirouette, prolong, protract, relate, revolution, revolve, rhapsodise, rhapsodize, rotate, rotation, rotation, side, squeeze out, stream, stunt flying, stunting, topspin, twine, twist, well out, whirligig, yarn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Spin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spun}(Archaic imp. {Span}); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Spinning}.] [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G.
    spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and
    probably to E. span. [root]170. Cf. {Span}, v. t., {Spider}.]
    1. To draw out, and twist into threads, either by the hand or
       machinery; as, to spin wool, cotton, or flax; to spin
       goat's hair; to produce by drawing out and twisting a
       fibrous material.
             All the yarn she [Penelope] spun in Ulysses' absence
             did but fill Ithaca full of moths.    --Shak.
    2. To draw out tediously; to form by a slow process, or by
       degrees; to extend to a great length; -- with out; as, to
       spin out large volumes on a subject.
             Do you mean that story is tediously spun out?
    3. To protract; to spend by delays; as, to spin out the day
       in idleness.
             By one delay after another they spin out their whole
             lives.                                --L'Estrange.
    4. To cause to turn round rapidly; to whirl; to twirl; as, to
       spin a top.
    5. To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, or the like) from threads
       produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid,
       which hardens on coming into contact with the air; -- said
       of the spider, the silkworm, etc.
    6. (Mech.) To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow
       form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it
       with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal
       revolves, as in a lathe.
    {To spin a yarn} (Naut.), to tell a story, esp. a long or
       fabulous tale.
    {To spin hay} (Mil.), to twist it into ropes for convenient
       carriage on an expedition.
    {To spin street yarn}, to gad about gossiping. [Collog.]
  2. \Spin\, v. i.
    1. To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting
       threads; to make yarn or thread from fiber; as, the woman
       knows how to spin; a machine or jenny spins with great
             They neither know to spin, nor care to toll.
    2. To move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a
       spindle, about its axis.
             Round about him spun the landscape, Sky and forest
             reeled together.                      --Longfellow.
             With a whirligig of jubilant mosquitoes spinning
             about each head.                      --G. W. Cable.
    3. To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet;
       as, blood spinsfrom a vein. --Shak.
    4. To move swifty; as, to spin along the road in a carriage,
       on a bicycle, etc. [Colloq.]
  3. \Spin\, n.
    1. The act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a
       bicycle. [Colloq.]
    2. (Kinematics) Velocity of rotation about some specified
Computing Dictionary

Equivalent to buzz. More common among c and unix programmers.

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