from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The process of making fibrous material into yarn or thread.
  • n. The act of fishing with a light rod and a reel having a bail or similar device that guides the line around a stationary spool and that can be disengaged to let the line run freely, as when casting. Also called spin casting, spin fishing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Rapidly rotating on an axis; whirling.
  • n. The process of converting fibres into yarn or thread.
  • n. Indoor cycling.
  • v. Present participle of spin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from spin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who spins.
  • n. The process of giving shape to vessels of thin metal by means of a turning-lathe.
  • n. In angling, fishing with a spinner. See spinner, 1 .
  • n. The operation of running off a part of the water on the top of the charge in an amalgamating-mill.
  • n. The operation of molding metals such as silver, etc., while they are rapidly revolving (‘spinning’), in a manner similar to the molding of wet clay, into pitchers, vases, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. creating thread


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