Definition of Whim

1. Noun. A sudden desire. "He bought it on an impulse"

Exact synonyms: Caprice, Impulse
Generic synonyms: Desire
Derivative terms: Capricious



2. Noun. An odd or fanciful or capricious idea. "Whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it"
Exact synonyms: Notion, Whimsey, Whimsy
Generic synonyms: Idea, Thought
Derivative terms: Whimsical

Definition of Whim

1. n. The European widgeon.

2. n. A sudden turn or start of the mind; a temporary eccentricity; a freak; a fancy; a capricious notion; a humor; a caprice.

3. v. i. To be subject to, or indulge in, whims; to be whimsical, giddy, or freakish.

4. n. The European widgeon.

5. n. A sudden turn or start of the mind; a temporary eccentricity; a freak; a fancy; a capricious notion; a humor; a caprice.

6. v. i. To be subject to, or indulge in, whims; to be whimsical, giddy, or freakish.

Definition of Whim

1. Abbreviation. (astronomy) warm-hot intergalactic medium ¹

2. Noun. A fanciful impulse, or whimsical idea ¹

3. Noun. (mining) A large capstan or vertical drum turned by horse power or steam power, for raising ore or water, etc., from mines, or for other purposes ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Whim

1. an impulsive idea [n -S]

Medical Definition of Whim

1. The European widgeon. Origin: Cf. Whimbrel. 1. A sudden turn or start of the mind; a temporary eccentricity; a freak; a fancy; a capricious notion; a humor; a caprice. "Let every man enjoy his whim." (Churchill) 2. A large capstan or vertical drum turned by horse power or steam power, for raising ore or water, etc, from mines, or for other purposes; called also whim gin, and whimsey. Whim gin, a shaft through which ore, water, etc, is raised from a mine by means of a whim. Synonym: Freak, caprice, whimsey, fancy. Whim, Freak, Caprice. Freak denotes an impulsive, inconsiderate change of mind, as by a child or a lunatic. Whim is a mental eccentricity due to peculiar processes or habits of thought. Caprice is closely allied in meaning to freak, but implies more definitely a quality of willfulness or wantonness. Origin: Cf. Icel. Hwima to wander with the eyes, vim giddiness, Norw. Kvima to whisk or flutter about, to trifle, Dan. Vimse to skip, whisk, jump from one thing to another, dial. Sw. Hvimsa to be unsteady, dizzy, W. Chwimio to move briskly. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Whim

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