Pronunciation of spin: S P IH1 N (spɪn)
Number of syllables of spin: 1
Definition of spin
- (n): a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
- (n): rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
- (n): a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin"
- (n): the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
- (n): a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
- (v): prolong or extend; "spin out a visit"
- (v): twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President''s spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrasing"
- (v): work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"
- (v): form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web"
- (v): make up a story; "spin a yarn"
- (v): revolve quickly and repeatedly around one''s own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
- (v): cause to spin; "spin a coin"
- (v): stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods"
Examples of spin
- The ball began to spin.
- At the party, the kids spin the bottle.
- The sign of the angular momentum gives the spin.
- Altering the bevel angle controls the rate of spin.
- The conchae spin the air through the nasal pathway.
- The ball does not spin well.
- Most of the stabilization was due to spin.
- Filters were the newest spin on the cigarette.
- The operator walks the boards to spin the cars.
- Some analysts believe it was a carefully orchestrated spin operation.