Definitions of spin

  1. To practise spinning; to perform the act of drawing and twisting threads; to move round rapidly; to issue in a thread or small current.
  2. To draw out and twist into threads.
  3. To form, as thread by drawing out and twisting, as thread, by drawing out and twisting.
  4. To compose; tell.
  5. To whirl; twirl.
  6. To draw out and twist into threads; as, to spin cotton; draw out tediously; as, to spin a long story; form ( a web or cocoon) by drawing out the threads of from a gland; cause to whirl rapidly, as a top.
  7. To draw out and twist into threads: to draw out a thread as spiders do: to draw out tediously: to cause to whirl rapidly.
  8. To draw out and twist into threads; make a thread; draw out tediously; cause to whirl.
  9. To draw out and twist fiber into threads, etc.; whirl; colloquially, move swiftly; as, to spin along the road on a bicycle; to make and expel a thread, as a spider.
  10. To practice the art or trade of spinning, to perform the act of spinning: to issue in a small or threadlike current: to whirl:- pr. p. spinning; pa. t. and pa. p. spun.
  11. To make thread by spinning; to whirl.
  12. revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; " The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
  13. work natural fibers into a thread; " spin silk"
  14. form a web by making a thread, as of spiders
  15. make up a story, as in" spin a yarn"
  16. To draw out and twist into threads; to draw out tediously; to extend to a great length; to protract; to cause to whirl.
  17. To draw out and twist into threads; to extend to a great length; to draw out to a tedious length; to whirl or turn rapidly as by means of thread- applied to the motion of any body on its axis, as a top; to exercise the art or trade of drawing out into threads; to issue in a very small current.
  18. Spinning.
  19. rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral spin
  20. a swift whirling motion ( usually of a missile)
  21. a distinctive interpretation ( especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); " the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
  22. a short drive in a car; " he took the new car for a spin"
  23. twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; " The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrasing"
  24. form a web by making a thread; " spiders spin a fine web"
  25. make up a story; " spin a yarn"
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. To protract; to spend by delays; as, to spin out the day in idleness.
  29. To cause to turn round rapidly; to whirl; to twirl; as, to spin a top.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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 exactness.
  33. To move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a spindle, about its axis.
  34. To move swifty; as, to spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc.
  35. The act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a bicycle.
  36. Velocity of rotation about some specified axis.
  37. The act of drawing and twisting fiber into threads; the act of whirling; the state of being whirled; the making of threads, as by a spider.
  38. SPINNER.
  39. An act of spinning; a rapid whirling.
  40. Spun.
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