What does SPIN mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spinnoun

    a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)

  2. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirlnoun

    the act of rotating rapidly

    "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"

  3. spinnoun

    a short drive in a car

    "he took the new car for a spin"

  4. tailspin, spinnoun

    rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral

  5. spinverb

    a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)

    "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"

  6. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrateverb

    revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

    "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

  7. spinverb

    stream in jets, of liquids

    "The creek spun its course through the woods"

  8. whirl, birl, spin, twirlverb

    cause to spin

    "spin a coin"

  9. spinverb

    make up a story

    "spin a yarn"

  10. spinverb

    form a web by making a thread

    "spiders spin a fine web"

  11. spinverb

    work natural fibers into a thread

    "spin silk"

  12. spinverb

    twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation

    "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"

  13. spin, spin outverb

    prolong or extend

    "spin out a visit"

GCIDE

  1. Spinnoun

    (Politics) an interpretation of an event which is favorable to the interpreter or to the person s/he supports. A person whose task is to provide such interpretations for public relations purposes is called a spin doctor.

Wiktionary

  1. spinnoun

    The state of rotation.

    Etymology: From spinnan.

  2. spinnoun

    Circular motion.

    Etymology: From spinnan.

  3. spinnoun

    A quantum angular momentum associated with subatomic particles, which also creates a magnetic moment.

    Etymology: From spinnan.

  4. spinnoun

    A favourable comment or interpretation intended to bias opinion on an otherwise unpleasant situation.

    Etymology: From spinnan.

  5. spinnoun

    Rotation of the ball as it flies through the air; sideways movement of the ball as it bounces.

    Etymology: From spinnan.

  6. spinnoun

    A condition of flight where a stalled aircraft is simultaneously pitching, yawing and rolling in a spinning motion.

    Etymology: From spinnan.

  7. spinnoun

    A brief trip by vehicle.

    Etymology: From spinnan.

  8. spinverb

    To rotate, revolve, gyrate (usually quickly); to partially or completely rotate to face another direction.

    Etymology: From spinnan.

  9. spinverb

    To make yarn by twisting and winding fibers together.

    They spin the cotton into thread.

    Etymology: From spinnan.

  10. spinverb

    To present, describe, or interpret, or to introduce a bias or slant so as to give something a favorable or advantageous appearance.

    Etymology: From spinnan.

  11. spinverb

    To make the ball move sideways when it bounces on the pitch.

    Etymology: From spinnan.

  12. spinverb

    To move sideways when bouncing.

    Etymology: From spinnan.

  13. spinverb

    To form into thin strips or ribbons, as with sugar

    Etymology: From spinnan.

  14. spinadjective

    Describing a spin bowler, or his style of bowling.

    Etymology: From spinnan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spinverb

    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

    Etymology: [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. 170. Cf. Span, v. t., Spider.]

  2. Spinverb

    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

    Etymology: [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. 170. Cf. Span, v. t., Spider.]

  3. Spinverb

    to protract; to spend by delays; as, to spin out the day in idleness

    Etymology: [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. 170. Cf. Span, v. t., Spider.]

  4. Spinverb

    to cause to turn round rapidly; to whirl; to twirl; as, to spin a top

    Etymology: [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. 170. Cf. Span, v. t., Spider.]

  5. Spinverb

    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

    Etymology: [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. 170. Cf. Span, v. t., Spider.]

  6. Spinverb

    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

    Etymology: [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. 170. Cf. Span, v. t., Spider.]

  7. Spinverb

    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

    Etymology: [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. 170. Cf. Span, v. t., Spider.]

  8. Spinverb

    to move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a spindle, about its axis

    Etymology: [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. 170. Cf. Span, v. t., Spider.]

  9. Spinverb

    to stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet; as, blood spinsfrom a vein

    Etymology: [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. 170. Cf. Span, v. t., Spider.]

  10. Spinverb

    to move swifty; as, to spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc

    Etymology: [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. 170. Cf. Span, v. t., Spider.]

  11. Spinnoun

    the act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a bicycle

    Etymology: [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. 170. Cf. Span, v. t., Spider.]

  12. Spinnoun

    velocity of rotation about some specified axis

    Etymology: [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. 170. Cf. Span, v. t., Spider.]

Freebase

  1. Spin

    Spin is a music magazine founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione Jr.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spin

    spin, v.t. to draw out and twist into threads: to draw out a thread as spiders do: to draw out tediously: to cause to whirl rapidly: to fish with a swivel or spoon-bait: to reject at an examination.—v.i. to practise the art or trade of spinning, to perform the act of spinning: to issue in a small or thread-like current: to whirl, to go fast:—pr.p. spin′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. spun.—n. a rapid revolving motion, a spurt at high speed.—ns. Spin′ner, one who spins: (Shak.) a spider: a spinneret;

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. spin

    Equivalent to buzz. More common among C and Unix programmers. See the discussion of ‘spinlock’ under busy-wait.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SPIN' in Verbs Frequency: #776

Anagrams for SPIN »

  1. nips

  2. pins, PINs

  3. PSNI

  4. snip

  5. Pins

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPIN in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPIN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of SPIN in a Sentence

  1. Dheeraj Pasham:

    The fact that we can track this region of bright X-ray emission as it circles the black hole lets us track just how quickly material in the disk is spinning, that gives us information about the spin rate of the supermassive black hole itself.

  2. Jerry Nadler:

    Rather than letting the facts of the report speak for themselves, The Attorney General has taken unprecedented steps to spin Mueller's nearly two year investigation, the central concern here is that Attorney General Barr is not allowing the facts of the Mueller report to speak for themselves but is trying to bake in the narrative about the report to the benefit of the White House.

  3. Stefan Jacoby:

    We could not ramp up Spin production to boost the volume as we had expected ... although the product was really good, the logistics chain of the Spin was too complex; we had low volume so we could not localize the car accordingly, and from the cost point of view we were just not competitive.

  4. Gabe Fanelli:

    I’ve tried making my profile private. I don’t want to live in fear. The things that I’ve post[ed] have helped a lot of people bring a positive spin to a lot of things, the benefits outweigh the risks. most of them have been of my kids and some videos as well, but that does leave me vulnerable to a certain kind of scammer, I guess.

  5. Gabe Fanelli:

    I’m transparent in every aspect of my life, i’ve tried making my profile private. I don’t want to live in fear. The things that I’ve post[ed] have helped a lot of people bring a positive spin to a lot of things, the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Translations for SPIN

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  • غزلArabic
  • прасціBelarusian
  • предаBulgarian
  • efecte, espínCatalan, Valencian
  • přístCzech
  • Spin, schönreden, spinnen, Trudeln, passende Auslegung, beschönigen, Beschönigung, Schönfärberei, positiv darstellen, Zurechtlegung, rotieren, Spritztour, DrallGerman
  • ιδιοστροφορμήGreek
  • hilar, sesgo positivo, giro, pintar bonito, vuelta, rotar, dorar la píldora, girar, barrena, espín, endulzarSpanish
  • رشتن, اسپینPersian
  • pyöriä, kierre, liike, pyörintä, kiertyä, lyödä, kaunistella, syöksykierre, spin, kehrätä, pyöriväFinnish
  • vrille, filer, effet, tournoyer, brossage, spinFrench
  • sníomhIrish
  • snìomhScottish Gaelic
  • स्पिनHindi
  • pörgés, forog, forgásHungarian
  • filare, piroettare, far girare, ruotare, girareItalian
  • スピン, 回転, 紡ぐ, きりもみJapanese
  • nentLatin
  • vērptLatvian
  • предеMacedonian
  • spinnen, doen draaien, draaienDutch
  • spinne, spinnNorwegian
  • spin, obracać się, wirować, prząść, obrótPolish
  • fiar, girarPortuguese
  • învârti, toarceRomanian
  • вращение, прясть, вертеться, [[искажать]] [[смысл]], сучить, вращаться, спин, спрясть, крутитьсяRussian
  • прȅсти, prȅstiSerbo-Croatian
  • prísťSlovak
  • prestiSlovene
  • spinn, snurra runt, spinna, snurra, skruvSwedish
  • สปิน, หมุนThai
  • eğirmek, dönmek, yaldızlamak, dolanmakTurkish
  • прястиUkrainian

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