"he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
whirl, swirl, vortex, convolution(noun)
the shape of something rotating rapidly
crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer(noun)
a usually brief attempt
"he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl(verb)
the act of rotating rapidly
"he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirl(verb)
turn in a twisting or spinning motion
"The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
whirl, birl, spin, twirl(verb)
cause to spin
"spin a coin"
eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl(verb)
flow in a circular current, of liquids
spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate(verb)
revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
"The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
whirl, tumble, whirl around(verb)
"The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
An act of whirling.
She gave the top a whirl and it spun across the floor.
Something that whirls.
A confused tumult.
A rapid series of events
My life is one social whirl.
Dizziness or giddiness.
A brief experiment or trial.
OK, let's give it a whirl.
To rotate, revolve, spin or turn rapidly.
The dancer whirled across the stage, stopped, and whirled around to face the audience.
To have a sensation of spinning or reeling.
My head is whirling after all that drink.
To make something or someone whirl.
The dancer whirled his partner round on her toes.
Origin: Old Norse: hvirfla ("to go round, spin"). Cognate to Albanian vorbull ("a whirl").
to turn round rapidly; to cause to rotate with velocity; to make to revolve
to remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch; to harry
to be turned round rapidly; to move round with velocity; to revolve or rotate with great speed; to gyrate
to move hastily or swiftly
a turning with rapidity or velocity; rapid rotation or circumvolution; quick gyration; rapid or confusing motion; as, the whirl of a top; the whirl of a wheel
anything that moves with a whirling motion
a revolving hook used in twisting, as the hooked spindle of a rope machine, to which the threads to be twisted are attached
a whorl. See Whorl
Origin: [OE. whirlen, probably from the Scand.; cf. Icel. & Sw. hvirfla, Dan. hvirvle; akin to D. wervelen, G. wirbeln, freq. of the verb seen in Icel. hverfa to turn. 16. See Wharf, and cf. Warble, Whorl.]
Whirl is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. All are blue Autobot helicopters.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hwėrl, n. a turning with rapidity: anything that turns with velocity.—v.i. to revolve rapidly.—v.t. to turn round rapidly: to carry away rapidly, as on wheels.—ns. Whirl′-about′, anything that turns round rapidly; Whirl′-bat (obs.), the ancient cestus; Whirl′-blast, a whirling blast of wind; Whirl′-bone, the knee-cap; Whirl′er; Whirl′igig, a child's toy which is spun or whirled rapidly round: a merry-go-round: anything that revolves rapidly: the water-beetle (Gyrinus): an ancient instrument of punishment, consisting of a pivoted wooden cage in which the prisoner was spun round; Whirl′ing; Whirl′ing-der′vish, one of an order of Mohammedan devotees who dance or spin round—the Mevlevis or dancing dervishes, founded in 1273; Whirl′ing-tā′ble, -machine′, a machine exhibiting the effects of centripetal and centrifugal forces: an instrument used by potters; Whirl′pool, a circular current in a river or sea, produced by opposing tides, winds, or currents: an eddy; Whirl′wind, a violent aerial current, with a whirling, rotary, or spiral motion and wild circling rush. [Skeat explains M. E. whirlen as a contraction for an assumed whirf-le, a freq. of Ice. hvirfla, to whirl, freq. of hverfa (pa.t. hvarf), to turn round; Ger. wirbeln, to whirl.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Small hooks fastened into cylindrical pieces of wood which communicate by a leather strap with a spoke-wheel, whereby three of them are set in motion at once. Used for spinning yarn for ropes. Now more commonly made of iron.
The numerical value of whirl in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of whirl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of whirl in a Sentence
My poor head is in such a whirl, my mind is all in bits.
He did n’t say, ‘ You ca n’t ride this ride, go talk to so-and-so. ’ It was, ‘ You ca n’t ride this ride, ’ I said ‘ Why ? ’ and he said, ‘ Because you do n’t have real legs. ’ and then once I left the ride, I researched the policy for every single ride in the park, and literally, I ca n’t get on a tilt-a-whirl. I ’m restricted to pretty much things that do n’t move, because of my legs.
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