spin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English spinnen, from Old English spinnan, from Proto-Germanic *spinnaną. Compare Low German spinnen, Dutch spinnen, German spinnen, Danish spinde, Swedish spinna.

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spin ‎(third-person singular simple present spins, present participle spinning, simple past spun or (archaic) span, past participle spun)

  1. (ergative) To rotate, revolve, gyrate (usually quickly); to partially or completely rotate to face another direction.
    I spun myself around a few times.
    Spin the ball on the floor.
    She spun around and gave him a big smile.
    • Longfellow
      Round about him spun the landscape, / Sky and forest reeled together.
  2. (transitive) To make yarn by twisting and winding fibers together.
    They spin the cotton into thread.
    • Prior
      They neither know to spin, nor care to toil.
  3. To present, describe, or interpret, or to introduce a bias or slant so as to give something a favorable or advantageous appearance.
    • 2006 February 9, “The Politics of Science”, in The Washington Post[1], page A22:
      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.
  4. (cricket, of a bowler) To make the ball move sideways when it bounces on the pitch.
  5. (cricket, of a ball) To move sideways when bouncing.
  6. (cooking) To form into thin strips or ribbons, as with sugar
  7. To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, etc.) from threads produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid, which hardens on coming into contact with the air; said of the spider, the silkworm, etc.
  8. To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal revolves, as in a lathe.
  9. To move swiftly.
    to spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc.
  10. To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet.
    Blood spins from a vein.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  11. To twist (hay) into ropes for convenient carriage on an expedition.
  12. (computing, programming, intransitive) To wait in a loop until some condition becomes true.
  13. (transitive, informal) To play (vinyl records, etc.) as a disc jockey.
    • 2002, CMJ New Music Report (volume 70, number 12)
      However, for the past six years he has been spinning his novel blend of progressive house and trance music and is finally on the brink of becoming the next luminary DJ.

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Noun[edit]

spin ‎(plural spins)

  1. Circular motion.
    The car went into a spin.
    The skaters demonstrated their spins.
    He put some spin on the cue ball.
  2. (physics) A quantum angular momentum associated with subatomic particles, which also creates a magnetic moment.
  3. A favourable comment or interpretation intended to bias opinion on an otherwise unpleasant situation.
  4. (sports) Rotation of the ball as it flies through the air; sideways movement of the ball as it bounces.
  5. A condition of flight where a stalled aircraft is simultaneously pitching, yawing and rolling in a spinning motion.
  6. A brief trip by vehicle.
  7. A bundle of spun material; a mass of strands and filaments.
  8. A single play of a record by a radio station.
    • 1996, Billboard (volume 108, number 12, page 37)
      Although the Loveless title showed the smallest increase in airplay in the top 10, its number of detections outpaced the nearest bulleted title by more than 350 spins.

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spin ‎(not comparable)

  1. (cricket) Describing a spin bowler, or his style of bowling.

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Dutch[edit]

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spin f ‎(plural spinnen, diminutive spinnetje n)

  1. spider
  2. (physics) particle spin

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spin

  1. first-person singular present indicative of spinnen
  2. imperative of spinnen

Faroese[edit]

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spin n (genitive singular spins, uncountable)

  1. sperm

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n3s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative spin spinið
Accusative spin spinið
Dative spini spininum
Genitive spins spinsins

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Hungarian[edit]

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From English spin.[1]

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spin ‎(plural spinek)

  1. (physics) spin (quantum angular momentum)

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Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative spin spinek
accusative spint spineket
dative spinnek spineknek
instrumental spinnel spinekkel
causal-final spinért spinekért
translative spinné spinekké
terminative spinig spinekig
essive-formal spinként spinekként
essive-modal
inessive spinben spinekben
superessive spinen spineken
adessive spinnél spineknél
illative spinbe spinekbe
sublative spinre spinekre
allative spinhez spinekhez
elative spinből spinekből
delative spinről spinekről
ablative spintől spinektől
Possessive forms of spin
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. spinem spinjeim
2nd person sing. spined spinjeid
3rd person sing. spinje spinjei
1st person plural spinünk spinjeink
2nd person plural spinetek spinjeitek
3rd person plural spinjük spinjeik

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

Polish[edit]

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spin m inan

  1. (physics) spin

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Portuguese[edit]

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spin m (plural spins)

  1. (physics) spin (quantum angular momentum of subatomic particles)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spīnus.

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spin m ‎(plural spini)

  1. thorn

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Scots[edit]

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spin (plural spins)

  1. (South Scots) spoon

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Spanish[edit]

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spin m ‎(plural spins)

  1. spin

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spin c ‎(plural spinnen)

  1. spider