Meaning of SPIN in English


I. verb (spun; ~ning) Etymology: Middle English ~nen, from Old English ~nan; akin to Old High German ~nan to ~ and perhaps to Lithuanian spęsti to set (a trap) Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to draw out and twist fiber into yarn or thread, to form a thread by extruding a viscous rapidly hardening fluid, 3. to revolve rapidly ; gyrate , to feel as if in a whirl ; reel , to move swiftly especially on or as if on wheels or in a vehicle, to fish with ~ning bait ; troll , 6. to fall in a ~, to plunge helplessly and out of control, to engage in ~ control (as in politics), transitive verb 1. to draw out and twist into yarns or threads, to produce by drawing out and twisting a fibrous material, to form (as a web or cocoon) by ~ning, 3. to stretch out or extend (as a story) lengthily ; protract , to evolve, express, or fabricate by processes of mind or imagination , to cause to whirl ; impart ~ to , to shape into threadlike form in manufacture, to set (records or compact discs) rotating on a player ; play , to present (as information) with a particular ~ , II. noun Date: 1831 1. the act of ~ning or twirling something, the whirling motion imparted (as to a ball or top) by ~ning, an excursion or ride in a vehicle especially on wheels , 2. an aerial maneuver or flight condition consisting of a combination of roll and yaw with the longitudinal axis of the airplane inclined steeply downward, a plunging descent or downward spiral, a state of mental confusion , 3. a quantum characteristic of an elementary particle that is visualized as the rotation of the particle on its axis and that is responsible for measurable angular momentum and magnetic moment, the angular momentum associated with such rotation whose magnitude is quantized and which may assume either of two possible directions, 4. a usually ingenious twist , b. a special point of view, emphasis, or interpretation presented for the purpose of influencing opinion , ~ control , ~less adjective

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