Definitions of pin

  1. a club- shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in groups as a target
  2. when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
  3. flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
  4. to hold fast or prevent from moving; " The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
  5. a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
  6. small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
  7. a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
  8. attach or fasten with pins
  9. a small slender ( often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
  10. a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  11. 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
  12. axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
  13. immobilize a piece
  14. pierce with a pin; " pin down the butterfly"
  15. Mood; humor.
  16. To peen.
  17. To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
  18. 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.
  19. Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire ( commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc.
  20. Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.
  21. That which resembles a pin in its form or use
  22. A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.
  23. A linchpin.
  24. A rolling- pin.
  25. A clothespin.
  26. A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.
  27. The tenon of a dovetail joint.
  28. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink.
  29. The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center.
  30. Caligo. See Caligo.
  31. An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin.
  32. The leg; as, to knock one off his pins.
  33. To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together.
  34. To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; - usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.
  35. A short piece of wire with a sharp point at one end and a round head at the other, used for fastening together papers, clothing, etc.; a larger, pointed instrument of similar nature, used for holding the hair, the hat, etc.; as, a scarf pin; an ornament, badge, or jewel fitted with a pin and a clasp; as, a school pin; a bolt or peg; wooden roller; as, a rolling- pin; anything of small value.
  36. To fasten with, or as with, a pin; seize.
  37. Pinned.
  38. Pinning.
  39. A sharp- pointed instrument, esp. for fastening articles together: anything that holds parts together: a peg used in musical instruments for fastening the strings: anything of little value.
  40. To fasten with a pin: to fasten: to inclose:- pr. p. pinning; pa. t. and pa. p. pinned.
  41. Pointed wire for fastening clothes; wooden nail; peg.
  42. To fasten with a pin.
  43. To pierce or fasten, as with a pin.
  44. A wire, with a point and a head, used in fastening clothing, etc.; a clasp; brooch.
  45. A peg, as for a fastening, support, etc.
  46. A small pointed instrument, used for fastening clothes, & c.; a piece of wood or metal sharpened to fasten together; anything like a pin; a thing of little value; a peg; a bolt.
  47. To fasten with a pin; to make fast; to inclose.
  48. A short piece of wire pointed and having a head, much in domestic use for fastening articles of dress, & c.; anything that holds parts together; a peg; a short shaft or bolt; the central part; a term expressive of little value.
  49. To fasten, as with a pin or pins; to make fast.
  50. A term applied to a petition or address by foreigners to the Emperor of China, or to one of his high dignitaries.

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Quotes of pin

  1. I'm an actress, not a pin -up. – Francesca Annis
  2. Kids know me from their Grease DVD, so they instantly respond. You can hear a pin drop when I do my old songs. – Frankie Avalon
  3. Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable. – Henri Bergson
  4. I'm lying in my bed, blanket is warm, this body will never keep me safe from harm. I still feel your hair, black ribbons of coal. Touch my skin to keep me whole. If only you'd come back to me. To feel you at my side, wouldn't need no Mojo Pin to keep me satisfied. – Jeff Buckley
  5. Each year thousands of embryos, no bigger than the head of a pin are created in the process of in vitro fertilization, with the support of Congress, by the way. – Lois Capps
  6. Went to 16 and hit a really bad 3 wood for my second shot and got stuck in the bunker about 70 yards from the pin Poor execution, chunked it, hit a good chip up to about eight feet, missed it. – Trent Dilfer
  7. We have sat on the river bank and caught catfish with pin hooks. The time has come to harpoon a whale. – John Hope
  8. I can cry at the drop of the pin But comedy is hard for me; it's the timing. – Moira Kelly
  9. If there are going to be people out there making war on other people, don't you think it's a good idea for some of those people to at least follow a code of ethics? Not 'honor' but something you can pin down and be sure of, something with the same rules for everybody. – Mercedes Lackey
  10. A pin has as much head as some authors and a good deal more point. – George Dennison Prentice
  11. And so we go over the cliff fiscally, and our Republican friends try to pin the blame on discretionary domestic spending, including spending for security. We pass budget resolutions that fall far short. – David E. Price
  12. When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys. – Mitt Romney
  13. The trouble is it's very difficult to pin -point the most important thing because Aids affects everyone in different levels of society, differently and you have to respond to it differently. – Emma Thompson
  14. I don't know how many thoughts we have a second, but it's quite an amazing number, and just to pin down the appropriate sequence of those, all you really need is a pencil and a piece of paper. – Robert Wyatt

Usage examples for pin

  1. He started as if a pin had been thrust into him; and the cry which he uttered awoke also his companions. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  2. I won't have a hair- pin left by the time we get out of this." – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  3. " I wouldn't give a pin for anything I couldn't trust entirely," said Elizabeth. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  4. But let this be a lesson to you; never to take anything again, not even a pin that does not belong to you. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood
  5. His brain's like a pin point now." – The Ball and The Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  6. Is this your pin – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  7. " I mark them for mine on the spot," said Sancho; " let nobody touch them; I'll pay better for them than anyone else, for I could not wish for anything more to my taste; and I don't care a pin whether they are feet or heels." – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  8. " Very good," I thought; I put the note and the pin on the table beside me, and got up. – To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  9. While he spoke, so profound was the stillness that one might have heard a pin drop upon the floor. – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  10. I don't think one diamond pin so much! – The Diamond Pin by Carolyn Wells
  11. Come, let us pin you up; there's a goody girl." – Dotty Dimple At Home by Sophie May
  12. The crowd watched till the big 'plane became a pin point and then vanished altogether. – The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest by Captain Wilbur Lawton (pseudonym for John Henry Goldfrap)
  13. You can't pin anybody down." – Sjambak by John Holbrook Vance
  14. " Not a pin nor ribbon, except what's necessary to hold up my troublesome horse- load of hair. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  15. When you are on the green he never needs to be told to go to the pin – The Complete Golfer [1905] by Harry Vardon
  16. You would like to put a bent pin in their chair when they are about calmly to sit down. – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009
  17. The something- pin was loose, or I don't know what. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  18. She pulled out the long pin – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  19. Turn your head and I'll take out that pin – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  20. I did that with a pin – Their Son; The Necklace by Eduardo Zamacois

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