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Meaning of SPINNING

Pronunciation:  'spining

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  creating thread
  2. [adj]  rotating rapidly about an axis; "a spinning top"; "the whirling dance of the Dervish"
 

SPINNING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: moving, whirling
 
 See Also: creating from raw materials

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spin"ning\,
a. & n. from {Spin}.

{Spinning gland} (Zo["o]l.), one of the glands which form the
   material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other
   larv[ae].

{Spinning house}, formerly a common name for a house of
   correction in England, the women confined therein being
   employed in spinning.

{Spinning jenny} (Mach.), an engine or machine for spinning
   wool or cotton, by means of a large number of spindles
   revolving simultaneously.

{Spinning mite} (Zo["o]l.), the red spider.

{Spinning wheel}, a machine for spinning yarn or thread, in
   which a wheel drives a single spindle, and is itself
   driven by the hand, or by the foot acting on a treadle.

 

 

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