spinning


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spin·ning

 (spĭn′ĭng)
n.
1. The process of making fibrous material into yarn or thread.
2. The act of fishing with a light rod and a reel having a bail or similar device that guides the line around a stationary spool and that can be disengaged to let the line run freely, as when casting. Also called spin casting, spin fishing.

spinning

(ˈspɪnɪŋ)
n
1. (Textiles)
a. the act or process of spinning
b. (as modifier): spinning yarn.
2. (Angling) the act or technique of casting and drawing a revolving lure through the water so as to imitate the movement of a live fish, etc

Spinning

(ˈspɪnɪŋ)
n
(Team Sports, other than specified) trademark a form of high-intensity exercise using exercise bikes

spin•ning

(ˈspɪn ɪŋ)

n.
1.
a. the act or process of twisting fibers, as cotton or rayon, into yarn or thread.
b. the extrusion of a fiber-forming solution through a spinneret to form filaments.
2. the act or process of secreting and placing silk or silklike filaments, as in the construction of a web by a spider or the formation of a cocoon by a caterpillar.
3. Also called spin casting, spin fishing. the act or technique of fishing with a spinning reel and rod.
[1250–1300]

spinning

  • heckle - First a "flax comb" for splitting and straightening the fibers for spinning; its metaphorical sense developed from its verb form, "to mangle by cutting, to cut roughly."
  • distaff side, spear side - The female side of a family is the distaff side—the distaff being a stick used for holding yarn when spinning; the male side is the spear side.
  • fouette - A spectacular pirouette in which the ballerina whips her raised leg around in an eggbeater motion while spinning on the other leg.
  • turngiddy - Means dizzy from spinning around.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spinning - creating threadspinning - creating thread      
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
Translations

spinning

[ˈspɪnɪŋ]
A. N (= act) → hilado m; (= art) → hilandería f, arte m de hilar
B. CPD spinning jenny Nmáquina f de hilar de husos múltiples
spinning mill Nhilandería f
spinning top Npeonza f, trompo m
spinning wheel Nrueca f or torno m de hilar

spinning

[ˈspɪnɪŋ] n [thread] (by hand)filage m; (by machine)filature fspinning top ntoupie fspinning wheel nrouet mspin-off n
(= unexpected benefit) → avantage m inattendu (= by-product) → sous-produit m

spinning

nSpinnen nt

spinning

in cpdsSpinn-;
spinning jenny
nJennymaschine f
spinning mill
nSpinnerei f
spinning top
nKreisel m
spinning wheel
nSpinnrad nt
spinning works
n sing or plSpinnerei f, → Spinnstofffabrik f

spinning

[ˈspɪnɪŋ] nfilatura
References in classic literature ?
laughed the ghost, and having peeped through the keyhole at the princesses spinning away for dear life, the evil spirit picked up her victim and put him in a large tin box, where there were eleven other knights packed together without their heads, like sardines, who all rose and began to.
Another of his sources of fearful pleasure was to pass long winter evenings with the old Dutch wives, as they sat spinning by the fire, with a row of apples roasting and spluttering along the hearth, and listen to their marvellous tales of ghosts and goblins, and haunted fields, and haunted brooks, and haunted bridges, and haunted houses, and particularly of the headless horseman, or Galloping Hessian of the Hollow, as they sometimes called him.
I tell you what it is, landlord, said I, quite calmly, you'd better stop spinning that yarn to me --I'm not green.
The black, glassy eyes glittered with a kind of wicked drollery, and the thing struck up, in a clear shrill voice, an odd negro melody, to which she kept time with her hands and feet, spinning round, clapping her hands, knocking her knees together, in a wild, fantastic sort of time, and producing in her throat all those odd guttural sounds which distinguish the native music of her race; and finally, turning a summerset or two, and giving a prolonged closing note, as odd and unearthly as that of a steam-whistle, she came suddenly down on the carpet, and stood with her hands folded, and a most sanctimonious expression of meekness and solemnity over her face, only broken by the cunning glances which she shot askance from the corners of her eyes.
I did not perceive that they were weaving or spinning.
In the front rooms of dwellings girls and women were cooking or spinning, and ducks and chickens were waddling in and out, over the threshold, picking up chance crumbs and holding pleasant converse; a very old and wrinkled man sat asleep before his door, with his chin upon his breast and his extinguished pipe in his lap; soiled children were playing in the dirt everywhere along the lane, unmindful of the sun.
The next minute I was a- spinning down stream soft but quick in the shade of the bank.
In a moment or two, when the room ceased spinning, she went up to Mrs.
And wreaths of dust were spinning round and round before the morning blast, as if the desert-sand had risen far away, and the first spray of it in its advance had begun to overwhelm the city.
Peggotty, and had sat, at first, a little way off, at her spinning, or such work as it was, when Em'ly talked to the children.
I judged him to be about my own age, but he was much taller, and he had a way of spinning himself about that was full of appearance.
I hope the mechanism of grief will flag and stop in its spinning as soon as the other used to.