Definitions for whirl

Definitions for (noun) whirl

Main entry: spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl

Definition: the act of rotating rapidly

Usage: he gave the crank a spin; it broke off after much twisting

Main entry: whirl, crack, offer, pass, fling, go

Definition: a usually brief attempt

Usage: he took a crack at it; I gave it a whirl

Main entry: commotion, whirl

Definition: confused movement

Usage: he was caught up in a whirl of work; a commotion of people fought for the exits

Main entry: swirl, convolution, whirl, vortex

Definition: the shape of something rotating rapidly

Definitions for (verb) whirl

Main entry: reel, whirl, spin, spin around, gyrate

Definition: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

Usage: The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Main entry: swirl, whirl, whirlpool, purl, eddy

Definition: flow in a circular current, of liquids

Main entry: whirl, whirl around, tumble

Definition: fly around

Usage: The clothes tumbled in the dryer; rising smoke whirled in the air

Main entry: twirl, whirl, birl, spin

Definition: cause to spin

Usage: spin a coin

Main entry: whirl, twiddle, twirl, swirl

Definition: turn in a twisting or spinning motion

Usage: The leaves swirled in the autumn wind

Visual thesaurus for whirl