Crossword clues for spin
- Prepare to pin the tail on the donkey, say
- Top motion
- P.R. task
- Go round and round
- A swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
- The act of rotating rapidly
- Word with top or tail
- Motorist's outing
- Joy ride
- Emulate Clotho
- What teetotums do
- Barnstorming action
- Aerial maneuver
- Make yarn
- Weave a web
- "Wheel of Fortune" option
- What dreidels do
- Laundry cycle
- Tennis-ball movement
- Short drive
- P.R. firm's job
- What spiders do
- Make up yarns
- Use a distaff
- English, to Hoppe
- Ride in a roadster
- Sunday drive
- Birl or whirl
- Make thread
- What the lilies don't do
- Relate, as a yarn
- Do some political damage control
- Make a web
- Air-show maneuver
- Ballet maneuver
- Motorist's short trip
- Top quality?
- Try at roulette
- Kind of doctor
- Wash cycle
- Quick drive
- Public relations effort
- "Wheel of Fortune" choice
- Quick trip
- It may be on a tennis ball
- Specialty of some doctors
- Test drive
- Turn in many a children's game
- Fast eddy
- Self-serving slant
- Political slant
- Washer cycle
- D.J.'s offering, informally
- "Wheel of Fortune" turn
- Showcase lead-in on "The Price Is Right"
- Popular music magazine
- Wash or dry cycle
- Board game turn
- Short ride
- Alternative to "roll the dice"
- Turn in many a children's board game
- "Wheel of Fortune" action
- Washer or dryer action
- With 22-Across, prepares to put on the line
- Twirl ... or a cryptic hint to 20-, 36- and 51-Across?
- Something to take in a car
- Turn at roulette
- Turn in many a kids' game
- Electron property
- Roulette action
- Some talk on political talk shows
- Suffer vertigo
- Prepare, as cotton candy
- Part of a publicity agent's job
- ___ room (site of postdebate political commentary)
- Option on "Wheel of Fortune"
- Music magazine founded by Bob Guccione Jr.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Spin \Spin\, n.
The act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a bicycle. [Colloq.]
(Kinematics) Velocity of rotation about some specified axis.
(Politics) an interpretation of an event which is favorable to the interpreter or to the person s/he supports. A person whose task is to provide such interpretations for public relations purposes is called a spin doctor.
Spin \Spin\ (sp[i^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spun(Archaic imp. Span); p. pr. & vb. n. Spinning.] [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. [root]170. Cf. Span, v. t., Spider.]
To draw out, and twist into threads, either by the hand or machinery; as, to spin wool, cotton, or flax; to spin goat's hair; to produce by drawing out and twisting a fibrous material.
All the yarn she [Penelope] spun in Ulysses' absence did but fill Ithaca full of moths.
To draw out tediously; to form by a slow process, or by degrees; to extend to a great length; -- with out; as, to spin out large volumes on a subject.
Do you mean that story is tediously spun out?
To protract; to spend by delays; as, to spin out the day in idleness.
By one delay after another they spin out their whole lives.
To cause to turn round rapidly; to whirl; to twirl; as, to spin a top.
To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, or the like) 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.
(Mech.) 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.
To spin a yarn (Naut.), to tell a story, esp. a long or fabulous tale.
To spin hay (Mil.), to twist it into ropes for convenient carriage on an expedition.
To spin street yarn, to gad about gossiping. [Collog.]
Spin \Spin\, v. i.
To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fiber; as, the woman knows how to spin; a machine or jenny spins with great exactness.
They neither know to spin, nor care to toll.
To move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a spindle, about its axis.
Round about him spun the landscape, Sky and forest reeled together.
With a whirligig of jubilant mosquitoes spinning about each head.
--G. W. Cable.
To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet; as, blood spinsfrom a vein.
To move swifty; as, to spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc. [Colloq.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English spinnan (transitive) "draw out and twist fibers into thread," strong verb (past tense spann, past participle spunnen), from Proto-Germanic *spenwan (cognates: Old Norse and Old Frisian spinna, Danish spinde, Dutch spinnen, Old High German spinnan, German spinnen, Gothic spinnan), from PIE *spen-wo-, from root *(s)pen- "to draw, stretch, spin" (cognates: Armenian henum "I weave;" Greek patos "garment," literally "that which is spun;" Lithuanian pinu "I plait, braid," spandau "I spin;" Middle Welsh cy-ffiniden "spider;" see span (v.)).\n
\nIntransitive senses of "to form threads from fibrous stuff; to twist, writhe" developed in late Old English. Transitive sense of "cause to turn rapidly" is from 1610s; intransitive meaning "revolve, turn around rapidly" first recorded 1660s. Meaning "attempt to influence reporters' minds after an event has taken place but before they have written about it" seems to have risen to popularity in the 1984 U.S. presidential campaign; as in spin doctor, first attested 1984.
1831, "a rapid revolving motion," from spin (v.). Meaning "fairly rapid ride" is from 1856. Sense of "a twisting delivery in throwing or striking a ball" is from 1851. Sense in physics is from 1926. Meaning "act of playing a phonograph record" is from 1977. Meaning "influence imparted by a media source" is from 1984.
(context cricket English) Describing a spin bowler, or his style of bowling. n. 1 circular motion. 2 (context physics English) 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 (context sports English) 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. v
1 (context ergative English) To rotate, revolve, gyrate (usually quickly); to partially or completely rotate to face another direction. 2 (context transitive English) To make yarn by twisting and winding fibers together. 3 To present, describe, or interpret, or to introduce a bias or slant so as to give something a favorable or advantageous appearance.
n. a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin"
rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral [syn: tailspin]
a distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
stream in jets, of liquids; "The creek spun its course through the woods"
make up a story; "spin a yarn"
form a web by making a thread; "spiders spin a fine web"
work natural fibers into a thread; "spin silk"
twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrasing"
prolong or extend; "spin out a visit" [syn: spin out]
Spin or spinning may refer to:
Spin is a music magazine founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. The magazine stopped running in print in 2012 and currently runs as a webzine.
Spin is the first solo album released by ex- Savage Garden member Darren Hayes. The album was mixed by Chris Lord-Alge and produced by Walter Afanasieff. It was released in Australia in March 2002 and reached the rest of the world later that year. The album has sold over two million copies as of 2011.
In public relations, Spin is a form of propaganda, achieved through providing a biased interpretation of an event or campaigning to persuade public opinion in favor or against some organization or public figure. While traditional public relations may also rely on creative presentation of the facts, "spin" often implies the use of disingenuous, deceptive, and highly manipulative tactics.
Politicians are often accused by their opponents of claiming to be truthful and seek the truth while using spin tactics to manipulate public opinion. Large corporations with sophisticated public relations branches also engage in "spinning" information or events in their favor. Because of the frequent association between spin and press conferences (especially government press conferences), the room in which these take place is sometimes described as a spin room. Public relations advisors, pollsters and media consultants who develop spin may be referred to as "spin doctors" or "spinmeisters" who manipulate the truth and create a biased interpretation of events for the person or group that hired them.
The term has its origin in the old American expression "to spin a yarn". Sailors were known for using their spare time on board making thread or string (yarn) and also for telling incredible tales when they were on shore. When someone fooled you, it was said that "he spun me an amazing yarn". Yarn also became a synonym for "tall tale" - "What a yarn!", means "what a lie". A coarser and more contemporary version of this expression is "bullshit", and, for anyone who seeks to deceive, "bullshit artist".
A spin is a special category of stall resulting in autorotation about the vertical axis and a shallow, rotating, downward path. Spins can be entered intentionally or unintentionally, from any flight attitude if the aircraft has sufficient yaw while at the stall point. In a normal spin, the wing on the inside of the turn is stalled while the outside wing remains flying; it is possible for both wings to be stalled but the angle of attack of each wing, and consequently its lift and drag, will be different. Either situation causes the aircraft to autorotate (yaw) toward the stalled wing due to its higher drag and loss of lift. Spins are characterized by high angle of attack, an airspeed below the stall on at least one wing and a shallow descent. Recovery may require a specific and counterintuitive set of actions in order to avoid a crash.
A spin differs from a spiral dive in which neither wing is stalled and which is characterized by a low angle of attack and high airspeed. A spiral dive is not a type of spin because neither wing is stalled. In a spiral dive, the aircraft will respond conventionally to the pilot's inputs to the flight controls and recovery from a spiral dive requires a different set of actions from those required to recover from a spin.
In the early years of flight, a spin was frequently referred to as a "tailspin". A method used to control a spin before it fully develops is a maneuver called the falling leaf.
In radio broadcasting, a spin is a single play of a song. The term is also used as a unit to measure (or induce) popularity, typically in spins per week. This measure is also known as rotation, and is most heavily used at Top 40 radio stations, some non-traditional radio formats, and others with descendant radio formats.
A song in light rotation is typically aired 5–15 times per week, while a medium rotation tune goes over the airwaves 10-25 times per week. Favored songs in heavy rotation start at 20 or more spins each week, perhaps reaching to 50 and beyond. This results in several spins each day, resulting in a high level of repetition for listeners who tune in for more than just a short amount of time. Most new songs start in the heavy rotation category, but as the song gets older it is eventually downgraded from heavy to medium, then to light, then to retirement in the library.
Spin is a science fiction novel by author Robert Charles Wilson. It was published in 2005 and won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2006. It is the first book in the Spin trilogy, with Axis (the second) published in 2007 and Vortex published in July 2011.
In January 2015, Syfy announced it was developing a six-hour miniseries based on the book.
"Spin" is the sixth episode of the second season of House, which premiered on Fox on November 15, 2005.
A Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is an organization of professionals who are interested in software and systems process improvement. There are currently 114 SPINs worldwide in their individual geographical areas. Ref: 1
Each SPIN is a completely independent organization. Software Engineering Institute (SEI) provides support to the SPINs by creating, maintaining, distributing the SPIN Directory, connecting those software professionals with emerging or existing SPINs, and distributing the SPINs start-up information.
The full list of the 114 SPINs with their contact information and web sites can be found in SEI.
SPiN is a four-piece American Alternative Rock / Power pop band from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area whose first EP "Home" was internationally released in 2010.
"Stellar musicianship, vocals and writing make this one not to be missed" wrote music and radio industry publication the FMQB. The Philadelphia-area based band's first single, "Home," entered the charts as the second-most added song in the country for two weeks straight. It went on to peak at number 7 on FMQB's Hot AC charts. SPiN has had its songs appear in dozens of television shows in the US and has toured extensively supporting acts such as Puddle of Mudd, Hinder, Trapt, Halestorm, Fuel (band), Charm City Devils, SafetySuit, Ra (American band), Rev Theory, Red during stops in 32 US states at over 600 shows. In 2015, "Happy Together", the first single from their "Stalked" EP hit #1 on the iTunes Indie Rock charts and remained in the top 5 for over two months.
Song by Trey Anastasio
From the album Shine
Shine Track Listing
9. "Sleep Again"
"Spin" is the tenth track of Shine, the 2005 release Trey Anastasio, although the song is credited to both Trey Anastasio and Brendan O'Brien. It was recorded in mid-2005 at the Southern Tracks Recording Studio in Atlanta, GA. It was debuted live on August 4, 2005 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA.
A spin is a b-boying move that involves rotation of the breaker's body about some axis in contact with the ground. It is possible to perform a spin on virtually any part of the body, but bare skin often causes painful and spin-killing friction with the floor. To solve this problem, many breakers employ pieces of cloth or wear long clothing, pads, or caps. When the dancer uses his hands to aid in speeding up the spin, it is called tapping. A dancer may tap for a few rotations and then glide for subsequent rotations. Spins form an integral part of many breakers' routines, while others eschew them in favor of more complex-looking repeated movements, back and forth, after each rotation in a given direction.
Spin is a 1995 documentary film by Brian Springer composed of raw satellite feeds featuring politicians' pre-appearance planning. It covers, not only the presidential election, but also the 1992 Los Angeles riots as well as the Operation Rescue abortion protests.
Using the 1992 presidential election as his springboard, Springer captures the behind-the-scenes maneuverings of politicians and newscasters in the early 1990s. Pat Robertson banters about "homos," Al Gore learns how to avoid abortion questions, George H. W. Bush talks to Larry King about Halcion—all presuming they are off camera. Composed of 100% unauthorized satellite footage, Spin is a surreal expose of media-constructed reality.
The film also documents behind the scenes footage of Larry Agran who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party nomination for President. Agran was generally ignored by the media during his candidacy, a topic covered in the documentary. The media did not report his polling numbers even as he met or exceeded the support of other candidates such as Jerry Brown. Party officials excluded him from most debates on various grounds, even having him arrested when he interrupted to ask to participate. When he managed to join the other candidates in any forum, his ideas went unreported.
Spin is a followup of the 1992 film Feed; for which Springer provided much of the raw satellite footage.
"Spin" is a song by American alternative rock band Lifehouse from their 2002 album, Stanley Climbfall. It was written by Jason Wade and produced by Ron Aniello. The song received positive reviews from music critics and peaked at #71 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"Spin (Everybody's Doin' It)" is the first and only Australian release taken from Vanessa Amorosi's second studio album Change. The single was released on 28 October 2002 and debuted at No. 34 on the ARIA singles chart. It remains only two weeks in the top fifty.
Spin is the fourth studio album by Irish band Scullion. It was released in 1985 by Dara Records and produced by Jon Dunford.
Spin (also known as You Are Here) is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Henry Pincus, and featuring Patrick Flueger, Adam Campbell, Katie Cassidy and Lauren German.
Spin is a 2003 American drama-genre film starring Ryan Merriman, Stanley Tucci, Dana Delany, Paula Garcés and Rubén Blades. It was released at the Cannes Film Market 17 May 2004 and was limited released in the United States 15 October 2004. Spin was adapted from a novel by Donald Everett Axinn.Film won two awards Heartland Film Festival in 2003.
The SPIN Operating System is a research project implemented in the computer programming language Modula-3, and is an Open Source project. It is designed with three goals in mind: flexibility, safety and performance. SPIN was developed at the University of Washington.
The kernel can be extended by dynamically loaded modules which implement interfaces that represent domains. These domains are defined by Modula-3 INTERFACE. All kernel extensions are written in Modula-3 safe subset with metalanguage constructs and type safe casting system. The system also issued a special run-time extension compiler.
One set of kernel extensions provides an application programming interface (API) that emulates the Digital Unix system call interface. This allows Unix applications to run on the SPIN operating system.
Spin is one of two types of angular momentum in quantum mechanics, the other being orbital angular momentum. The orbital angular momentum operator is the quantum-mechanical counterpart to the classical angular momentum of orbital revolution: it arises when a particle executes a rotating or twisting trajectory (such as when an electron orbits a nucleus). The existence of spin angular momentum is inferred from experiments, such as the Stern–Gerlach experiment, in which particles are observed to possess angular momentum that cannot be accounted for by orbital angular momentum alone.
In some ways, spin is like a vector quantity; it has a definite magnitude, and it has a "direction" (but quantization makes this "direction" different from the direction of an ordinary vector). All elementary particles of a given kind have the same magnitude of spin angular momentum, which is indicated by assigning the particle a spin quantum number.
The SI unit of spin is the ( N· m· s) or ( kg·m·s), just as with classical angular momentum. In practice, spin is given as a dimensionlessspin quantum number by dividing the spin angular momentum by the reduced Planck constant , which has the same units of angular momentum. Very often, the "spin quantum number" is simply called "spin" leaving its meaning as the unitless "spin quantum number" to be inferred from context.
Wolfgang Pauli was the first to propose the concept of spin, but he did not name it. In 1925, Ralph Kronig, George Uhlenbeck and Samuel Goudsmit at Leiden University suggested an (erroneous) physical interpretation of particles spinning around their own axis. The mathematical theory was worked out in depth by Pauli in 1927. When Paul Dirac derived his relativistic quantum mechanics in 1928, electron spin was an essential part of it.
SPIN (or South Pacific Island Network) was a submarine communications cable system that would connect the New Zealand to Tahiti and would connect several South Pacific islands along the way. The SPIN cable would be long and will have a 64x10 Gbit/s capacity. It was planned to be in service late 2010. It would have cable landing points at:
- New Zealand
- Norfolk Island
- New Caledonia
- Wallis and Futuna
- American Samoa
- Tahiti, French Polynesia
Spin ( - literally The Shadow Men) is a French political television drama series created by , , and , and broadcast from 25 January 2012 on France 2.
After the success of the first season in its native France, a second season was commissioned, which premièred on France 2 on 1 October 2014 with 13.5% of the viewing audience. While prime time viewing figures were disappointing, combining those with on-demand numbers led to a more stable audience. A third series was subsequently commissioned.
In December 2015 it was announced that Spin would air in the UK on More4. The show premiered on 8 January 2016 and the two existing series were broadcast consecutively on a weekly basis.
Usage examples of "spin".
They exhibited an ability to spin a fairly strong web and communicated largely through scents.
Each chain over a shore span consists of two segments, the longer attached to the tie at the top of the river tower, the shorter to the link at the top of the abutment tower, and the two jointed together at the lowest point.
The cost of abutments and bridge flooring is practically independent of the length of span adopted.
One of the ways a correct burial was achieved was by means of a special board, on which a spoon was spun.
The section of the report dealing with Acton had covered a respectable span of time, but Jani had still found significant gaps.
Most of the crew suffered from some degree of nausea while adapting to microgravity, and those especially affected, such as AH Tillman and Alex Dyachkov, are still prone to attacks if they spin around too quickly, or if they find themselves without an absolute reference point.
But he let Addle play the Fates, spinning out the length of the kiss and cutting it when she saw fit.
Peslar Square, and you could convince an adjudicator that your charge was reasonable, the adjudicator could order your alibi archive or mine unlocked for the time span in question, which would prove that I am innocent.
It had been arranged that the two girls were to spin back to town in the car, the aeroplane following them as closely as possible from above.
While his daughter spun through the air, Eugene Mortlake sat in his little glass-enclosed office in one corner of the noisy aeroplane plant.
The turbines aft of maneuvering, so loud before, like jet engines screaming mere feet away, spun down, their steam gone.
The deck of the ship began to tremble as the water aft of the rudder erupted into foam and the screw began to spin at maximum RPM.
He had to guess, of course, which way agile Tallareyish would spin, and even though he guessed correctly that the elf would go to his right, his swipe was batted aside, not once but three times, before it ever got close to hitting the mark.
The man was too awkward aiming, but he went instantly graceful when Rambo shot him, smoothly clutching his right shoulder, spinning easily, toppling perfectly over the bicycle next to the tool shed, and then he was awkward again as the bicycle gave way under him and the two jumbled to the ground in a tinny jangle of chain and spokes.
Timothy spun to see Lord Nicodemus descending the stairs toward them with Alastor in his arms, a roiling cloud of supernatural energies drifting behind and above him.