Definition of Spinning

1. Noun. Creating thread.

Generic synonyms: Handicraft
Derivative terms: Spin

Definition of Spinning

1. Adjective. Rapidly rotating on an axis; whirling. ¹

2. Noun. The process of converting fibres into yarn or thread. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of spin) ¹

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Definition of Spinning

1. the act of one that spins [n -S]

Medical Definition of Spinning

1. From Spin. Spinning gland, the red spider. Spinning wheel, a machine for spinning yarn or thread, in which a wheel drives a single spindle, and is itself driven by the hand, or by the foot acting on a treadle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinning

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Literary usage of Spinning

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Within a few weeks thereafter Philippe de Girard patented in France important inventions for flax spinning by both dry and wet methods ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"From 1730 onwards, experiments in spinning machinery had been almost continuous ... By that time the stimulus to spinning invention had become irresistible. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The preparation and spinning of yarn gave occupation to women of all classes; and the operations of wearing employed large, numbers of both sexes. ..."

4. The Economic History of the United States by Ernest Ludlow Bogart (1912)
"These inventions consisted of the application of machinery to spinning and weaving. Before 1764 all yarn used in the manufacture of textiles of all kinds ..."

5. The Industrial and Commercial Revolutions in Great Britain During the by Lilian Charlotte Anne Knowles (1921)
"The spinning of Cotton and Wool. Before the cotton or wool could be spun it had ... In the case of wool required for spinning into worsted as distinct from ..."

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