1 a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
2 the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting" [syn: twirl, twist, twisting, whirl]
3 a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin"
4 rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral [syn: tailspin]
5 a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
1 revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy" [syn: spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate]
2 stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods"
4 make up a story; "spin a yarn"
5 form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web"
6 work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"
7 twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrasing"
- /spɪn/, /spIn/
- Rhymes with: -ɪn
- To turn around quickly.
- To present, describe, or interpret, or to introduce a
bias or slant so as to give something a
favorable or advantageous appearance.
- 2006. In every administration there will be spokesmen and public affairs officers who try to spin the news to make the president look good. But this administration is trying to spin scientific data and muzzle scientists toward that end. — The Washington Post Editorial, The Politics of Science, Thursday, February 9, 2006; Page A22 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/08/AR2006020801991.html.
- In the context of "cricket|of a bowler": To make the ball move sideways when it bounces on the pitch.
- In the context of "cricket|of a ball": To move sideways when bouncing.
to present a bias
to make the ball move sideways
to move sideways when bouncing
- ttbc Basque: itzuli,bira heman
- ttbc Dutch: tollen, draaien, spinnen
- ttbc French: tournoyer
- ttbc German: drehen, spinnen
- ttbc Indonesian: berputar
- ttbc Italian: ruotare
- ttbc Polish: obracać się, wirować
- ttbc Portuguese: girar, rodar
- ttbc Spanish: girar
- ttbc Hebrew: סחריר
- Circular motion.
- A quantum angular momentum associated with subatomic particles, which also creates a magnetic moment.
- A favourable comment or interpretation intended to bias opinion on an otherwise unpleasant situation.
- Rotation of the ball as it flies through the air; sideways movement of the ball as it bounces.
- A condition of flight where a stalled aircraft is simultaneously pitching, yawing and rolling in a spinning motion.
- Hungarian: pörgés, forgás
- Japanese: 回転, スピン
physics: quantum angular momentum
- Japanese: スピン
a favourable comment
cricket: rotation of a ball
a condition of flight
- Japanese: きりもみ
- Describing a spin bowler, or his style of bowling.
Spin may refer to:
- Rotation, rotating on an axis, spin around, spinning top, etc
- Spin (physics), (or "particle spin") a fundamental property of elementary particles
- Spin group, a particular double cover of the special orthogonal group SO(n)
- Spin (flight), a special and often intense case of a stall
- Spinning (textiles), the process of creating yarn from various raw fiber materials
- Metal spinning, the process of forming metal over a mandrel while spinning around a lathe
- Sufi whirling, a twirling meditation
- Spin (public relations), a heavily biased portrayal of an event or situation
- Fokker Spin, the first airplane built by Anthony Fokker
In media and entertainment:
- Spin (film), 1995 documentary film comprised of unfiltered satellite feeds, exposing politicians' behind the scenes conversations while off-air
- Spin (novel), a book by Robert Charles Wilson
- Spin (graphic firm), a contemporary graphic design firm
- Spin (magazine), pop music magazine
- "Spin" (House episode), an episode of the television series House
- Spin (album), the first solo album by Darren Hayes
- Spin (Eric Roche album), the second acoustic album by Eric Roche
- Spin (radio), a single play of a song
- Spin (band), from the Maltese Islands
- "Spin" (Lifehouse song), from the album Stanley Climbfall by the rock band Lifehouse
- "Spin", a song from the album Louder Now by alternative rock band Taking Back Sunday
- "Spinnin'", a song from the album And the Horse They Rode in On by alternative rock band Soul Asylum
- "Spinning", a song from musician Christopher Cross's Grammy-winning, self-titled debut album
- "Spinning Around", a song from the album Light Years by Kylie Minogue
- Spin bowling, a type of bowling technique in cricket
- Spinning, a fishing technique
- Spinning, a brand of indoor cycling bikes and programs that involve using a stationary bicycle in a classroom setting
- Poi (juggling), youth + circus skills
- Spin (breakdance move), a dancing move
- Figure-skating spin, a skating move
- Wheel spin, in auto racing
- Spin Move, a maneuver in American Football used to avoid being tackled
- Busy waiting (Spinning), a technique where a process continually checks whether a condition is true
- SPIN model checker, a software tool
- Secure Peered Internet
- Spin (programming language) a high level programming language
- SPIN (operating system), an OS based on Mach which allows Modula-3 code to be linked into the kernel live
- SPIN (software process), a Software Process Improvement Network
spin in Czech: Spin
spin in German: Spin (Begriffsklärung)
spin in French: Spin (homonymie)
spin in Dutch: Spin
spin in Japanese: スピン
spin in Low German: Spin
spin in Polish: Spin
spin in Slovak: Spin
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