Definitions for yarnyɑrn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
thread made of natural or synthetic fibers and used for knitting and weaving.
a continuous strand or thread made from glass, metal, plastic, etc.
an aggregate of fibers, as of hemp, that forms one of the small elements composing a strand of rope.
a tale, esp. a long story of adventure or incredible happenings.
(v.i.)to tell a yarn.
Origin of yarn:
bef. 1000; ME; OE gearn, c. MD gaern, OHG, ON garn
narration, recital, yarn(noun)
the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
"his narration was hesitant"
a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
tell or spin a yarn
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
thick thread made from wool or similar material
Wrap the yarn twice around the knitting needle.
an untrue story; = tale
some yarn about pirates taking his sailboat
A twisted strand of fiber used for knitting or weaving.
Bundles of fibers twisted together, and which in turn are twisted in bundles to form strands, which in their turn are twisted or plaited to form rope.
A story, a tale, especially one that is incredible.
To tell a story.
spun wool; woolen thread; also, thread of other material, as of cotton, flax, hemp, or silk; material spun and prepared for use in weaving, knitting, manufacturing sewing thread, or the like
one of the threads of which the strands of a rope are composed
a story told by a sailor for the amusement of his companions; a story or tale; as, to spin a yarn
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An essential in fabrication--either woven or narrated. Mill yarns are highly colored; those spun at sea much more so.
Translations for yarn
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an old word for a story or tale
He told us interesting yarns about his travels.
- حِكايَةٌ مُلَفَّقَهArabic
- históriaPortuguese (BR)
- das SeemannsgarnGerman
- historie; fortællingDanish
- αφήγηση, ιστορίαGreek
- قصه؛ حکایتFarsi
- longue histoireFrench
- סִיפוּר (אָרוֹך), צִ'יזבָּטHebrew
- किस्सा, कहानीHindi
- 이야기, 모험담Korean
- istorija, pasakojimasLithuanian
- (garš) piedzīvojumu stāstsLatvian
- fortelling; skrøne, røverhistorieNorwegian
- قصه؛ حکایتPersian
- poveste lungă şi încâlcităRomanian
- байка, небылицаRussian
- öykü masalTurkish
- (舊式用法) 故事Chinese (Trad.)
- історія; казкаUkrainian
- طویل قصّے کے لۓ ایک پرانا لفظUrdu
- chuyện huyên thuyênVietnamese
- （旧式用法）故事Chinese (Simp.)
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