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ˈspɪn ɪŋspin·ning

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spinningnoun

    creating thread


  1. spinningnoun

    The process of converting fibres into yarn or thread.

  2. spinningadjective

    Rapidly rotating on an axis; whirling.


  1. spinning

    Spinning refers to the action of rotating rapidly around an axis. This can apply to a variety of contexts such as a wheel spinning, a dancer spinning, or even planets spinning around their axis. In a broader sense, it can also refer to creating a thread by twisting fibers together, as in spinning wool.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spinning

    of Spin

  2. Spinning

    a. & n. from Spin


  1. Spinning

    Spinning is a major part of the textile industry. It is part of the textile manufacturing process where three types of fibre are converted into yarn, then fabrics, which undergo finishing processes such as bleaching to become textiles. The textiles are then fabricated into clothes or other products. There are three industrial processes available to spin yarn, and a handicraft community who use hand spinning techniques. Spinning is the twisting together of drawn out strands of fibres to form yarn, though it is colloquially used to describe the process of drawing out, inserting the twist, and winding onto bobbins.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spinning is ranked #125282 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Spinning surname appeared 137 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Spinning.

    97.8% or 134 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spinning in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spinning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of spinning in a Sentence

  1. Scott Hampton:

    As long as they're spinning, they're making us money, in my view, it's not a fight ; it's what can we do that's good for the environment.

  2. Mark Meadows:

    And yet, the way that some of the Democrats are spinning this, trying to spin some nefarious purpose.

  3. Michael Roth:

    Spinning gold from straw has never yet worked. That is also true of Brexit, peace in Northern Ireland and the integrity of the internal market are non-negotiable for the EU.

  4. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    It does not roll back Iran's nuclear program. It keeps a vast nuclear infrastructure in place. Not a single centrifuge is destroyed. Not a single nuclear facility is shut down, including the underground facilities that they built illicitly. Thousands of centrifuges will keep spinning, enriching uranium, that's a very bad deal.

  5. Tom Coleman:

    To say the president is unaccountable to anyone and can do whatever he wants and is above the law is pretty head-spinning.

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