Definitions of whirl

  1. To be turned round rapidly; to move round with velocity; to move hastily.
  2. To turn, or cause to turn; twirl; spin; rotate.
  3. To turn round rapidly; to cause to rotate with velocity; to make to revolve.
  4. To remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch; to harry.
  5. A turning with rapidity or velocity; rapid rotation or circumvolution; quick gyration; rapid or confusing motion; as, the whirl of a top; the whirl of a wheel.
  6. Anything that moves with a whirling motion.
  7. A revolving hook used in twisting, as the hooked spindle of a rope machine, to which the threads to be twisted are attached.
  8. A whorl. See Whorl.
  9. To cause to turn round rapidly.
  10. To turn round rapidly.
  11. To be turned round rapidly; to move round with velocity; to revolve or rotate with great speed; to gyrate.
  12. To move hastily or swiftly.
  13. To turn or move round with great speed; move along swiftly, especially on wheels.
  14. To revolve rapidly.
  15. flow in a circular current, of liquids
  16. revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; " The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
  17. fly around, as of paper on the sidewalk, or clothes in a dryer, or rising smoke in the wind
  18. To turn round rapidly; to turn with velocity; to hurry.
  19. To move round with a whir; to turn round rapidly.
  20. A rapid turning round; rapid rotation or circular motion.
  21. A turning with rapidity: anything that turns with velocity.
  22. A rapid turning.
  23. A swift rotating or revolving motion.
  24. Something whirling.
  25. Rapid rotation; anything that moves or is turned with velocity on an axis or centre; a whirl or whorl, in conch., a wreath or single turn of the spire of a univalve shell, such as that of the garden snail.