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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kink, twist, twirlnoun

    a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

  2. spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirlverb

    the act of rotating rapidly

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

  3. twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirlverb

    turn in a twisting or spinning motion

    "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

  4. whirl, birl, spin, twirlverb

    cause to spin

    "spin a coin"


  1. twirlnoun

    A movement where one spins round elegantly; a pirouette.

  2. twirlverb

    To perform a twirl.

  3. twirlverb

    To rotate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twirlverb

    to move or turn round rapidly; to whirl round; to move and turn rapidly with the fingers

  2. Twirlverb

    to revolve with velocity; to be whirled round rapidly

  3. Twirlnoun

    the act of twirling; a rapid circular motion; a whirl or whirling; quick rotation

  4. Twirlnoun

    a twist; a convolution


  1. TWIRL

    In cryptography and number theory, TWIRL is a hypothetical hardware device designed to speed up the sieving step of the general number field sieve integer factorization algorithm. During the sieving step, the algorithm searches for numbers with a certain mathematical relationship. In distributed factoring projects, this is the step that is parallelized to a large number of processors. TWIRL is still a hypothetical device - no implementation has been publicly reported. However, its designers, Adi Shamir and Eran Tromer, estimate that if TWIRL were built, it would be able to factor 1024-bit numbers in one year at the cost of "a few dozen million US dollars". TWIRL could therefore have enormous repercussions in cryptography and computer security - many high-security systems still use 1024-bit RSA keys, which TWIRL would be able to break in a reasonable amount of time and for reasonable costs. The security of some important cryptographic algorithms, notably RSA and the Blum Blum Shub pseudorandom number generator, rests in the difficulty of factorizing large integers. If factorizing large integers becomes easier, users of these algorithms will have to resort to using larger keys or to using different algorithms, whose security rests on some other computationally hard problem.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Twirl

    twėrl, v.t. to turn round rapidly, esp. with the fingers.—v.i. to turn round rapidly: to be whirled round.—n. a whirl: a rapid circular motion.—n. Twirl′er.—Twirl one's thumbs, to do nothing, be idle. [A.S. thwirel, a whisk for whipping milk—thweran, to churn, stir; Ger. quirl, querl, a stirring-spoon; cf. Ice. thvara, a stick for stirring, Gr. toryne, L. trua.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of twirl in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of twirl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of twirl in a Sentence

  1. Jeannie Mai:

    And I also want to twirl underneath legs!

  2. Laurent Kabila:

    You know how to twirl a good pizza, honey.

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    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    • A. evangelist
    • B. flair
    • C. arborolatry
    • D. recital

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