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yarn

 (yärn)
n.
1.
a. A continuous strand of twisted threads of natural or synthetic fibers, such as wool or nylon, used in weaving or knitting.
b. A similar strand of other materials such as glass or plastic.
2. Informal A long, often elaborate narrative of real or fictitious adventures; an entertaining tale.
intr.v. yarned, yarn·ing, yarns Informal
To tell an entertaining tale or series of tales.

[Middle English, from Old English gearn; see gherə- in Indo-European roots.]

yarn

(jɑːn)
n
1. (Textiles) a continuous twisted strand of natural or synthetic fibres, used in weaving, knitting, etc
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) informal a long and often involved story or account, usually telling of incredible or fantastic events
3. spin a yarn informal
a. to tell such a story
b. to make up or relate a series of excuses
vb
(intr) to tell such a story or stories
[Old English gearn; related to Old High German garn yarn, Old Norse görn gut, Greek khordē string, gut]

yarn

(yɑrn)
n.
1. thread made of natural or synthetic fibers and used for knitting and weaving.
2. a continuous strand or thread made from glass, metal, plastic, etc.
3. an aggregate of fibers, as of hemp, that forms one of the small elements composing a strand of rope.
4. a tale, esp. a long story of adventure or incredible happenings.
v.i.
5. to tell a yarn.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English gearn, c. Middle Dutch gaern, Old High German, Old Norse garn]

yarn


Past participle: yarned
Gerund: yarning

Imperative
yarn
yarn
Present
I yarn
you yarn
he/she/it yarns
we yarn
you yarn
they yarn
Preterite
I yarned
you yarned
he/she/it yarned
we yarned
you yarned
they yarned
Present Continuous
I am yarning
you are yarning
he/she/it is yarning
we are yarning
you are yarning
they are yarning
Present Perfect
I have yarned
you have yarned
he/she/it has yarned
we have yarned
you have yarned
they have yarned
Past Continuous
I was yarning
you were yarning
he/she/it was yarning
we were yarning
you were yarning
they were yarning
Past Perfect
I had yarned
you had yarned
he/she/it had yarned
we had yarned
you had yarned
they had yarned
Future
I will yarn
you will yarn
he/she/it will yarn
we will yarn
you will yarn
they will yarn
Future Perfect
I will have yarned
you will have yarned
he/she/it will have yarned
we will have yarned
you will have yarned
they will have yarned
Future Continuous
I will be yarning
you will be yarning
he/she/it will be yarning
we will be yarning
you will be yarning
they will be yarning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been yarning
you have been yarning
he/she/it has been yarning
we have been yarning
you have been yarning
they have been yarning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been yarning
you will have been yarning
he/she/it will have been yarning
we will have been yarning
you will have been yarning
they will have been yarning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been yarning
you had been yarning
he/she/it had been yarning
we had been yarning
you had been yarning
they had been yarning
Conditional
I would yarn
you would yarn
he/she/it would yarn
we would yarn
you would yarn
they would yarn
Past Conditional
I would have yarned
you would have yarned
he/she/it would have yarned
we would have yarned
you would have yarned
they would have yarned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yarn - the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of eventsyarn - the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant"
body - the central message of a communication; "the body of the message was short"
introduction - the first section of a communication
close, closing, ending, conclusion, end - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
report, account - the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
recounting, telling, relation - an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"
2.yarn - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weavingyarn - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
cotton - thread made of cotton fibers
dental floss, floss - a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth
floss - a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery
Lastex - yarn that has an elastic core wound around with cotton or silk or nylon or rayon threads
ligature - thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood)
metallic - a yarn made partly or entirely of metal
nap, pile - the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave; "for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"
purl - gold or silver wire thread
suture - thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together
tinsel - a thread with glittering metal foil attached
warp - yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof
weft, woof, filling, pick - the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
worsted yarn, worsted - a tightly twisted woolen yarn spun from long-staple wool
Verb1.yarn - tell or spin a yarnyarn - tell or spin a yarn      
recount, narrate, tell, recite - narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"

yarn

noun
1. thread, fibre, cotton, wool vegetable-dyed yarn
2. (Informal) story, tale, anecdote, account, narrative, fable, reminiscence, urban myth, tall story, urban legend, cock-and-bull story (informal) Doug has a yarn or two to tell me about his trips into the bush.

yarn

noun
Informal. An entertaining and often oral account of a real or fictitious occurrence:
Informal: tall tale.
Translations
حِكايَةٌ مُلَفَّقَهغَزْل، خَيْط مَغْزول
historkapřízevlákno
=-garnfortællinggarnhistorie
GarnSeemannsgarnSeemannsgarn spinnen
fadeno
lankarihma
sagaspunniî garn
dzijapiedzīvojumu stāsts
garn
ipliköykü masal

yarn

[jɑːn]
A. N
1. (= wool) → hilo m
2. (= tale) → cuento m, historia f
to spin a yarnsoltar una historia
she spun them a yarn about how she'd masterminded the whole projectles soltó una historia de cómo había estado al frente de todo el proyecto
B. VIcontar historias

yarn

[ˈjɑːrn] n
(= thread) → fil m
(= tale) → longue histoire f

yarn

n
(Tex) → Garn nt
(= tale)Seemannsgarn nt; to spin a yarnSeemannsgarn spinnen; to spin somebody a yarn about somethingjdm eine Lügengeschichte über etw (acc)erzählen

yarn

[jɑːn] n
a. (wool, thread) → filato
b. (tale) → storia, racconto
to spin sb a yarn → raccontare a qn una grossa balla

yarn1

(jaːn) noun
wool, cotton etc spun into thread. knitting-yarn; a length of yarn.

yarn2

(jaːn) noun
an old word for a story or tale. He told us interesting yarns about his travels.
References in classic literature ?
We sat down and we drank and we yarned about old times, but the more he drank the less I liked the look on his face.
Breakfast over, and they were at work by the first gray light; and when night descended, they did their cooking and camp-chores, smoked and yarned for a while, then rolled up in their sleeping-robes, and slept while the aurora borealis flamed overhead and the stars leaped and danced in the great cold.
My salmon boat was a-soak, but in the snug cabin of the sloop dry blankets and a dry bunk were mine; and we lay and smoked and yarned of old days, while overhead the wind screamed through the rigging and taut halyards drummed against the mast.