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Definitions of whir

  1. make a soft swishing sound, as of a motor working or wings flapping Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. sound of something in rapid motion; "whir of a bird's wings"; "the whir of the propellers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. make a soft swishing sound; "the motor whirred"; "the car engine purred" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. To whirl round, or revolve, with a whizzing noise; to fly or more quickly with a buzzing or whizzing sound; to whiz. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To hurry a long with a whizzing sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A buzzing or whizzing sound produced by rapid or whirling motion; as, the whir of a partridge; the whir of a spinning wheel. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To revolve or move quickly with a buzzing noise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A buzzing or whizzing noise caused by rapid motion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Whirred. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Whirring. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A sound from rapid whirling. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To whirl round with a noise:-pr.p. whirring; pa.t. and pa.p. whirred. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A sound from rapid whirling or fluttering. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To whirl round, or fly, with noise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To whirl; move or fly with a whir. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A trilling, swishing sound, produced by the sudden rising of birds. whirr. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The sound from rapid whirling or other motion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To hurry with a whir. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To whirl round or move with noise. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To whirl round or move rapidly, as a wheel, with a humming noise; to make a noise, as partridges or pheasants when they rise from the ground. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. hw[.e]r, n. a sound from rapid whirling.--v.i. to whirl round with a noise.--v.t. (Shak.) to hurry away with a whizzing sound:--pr.p. whir'ring; pa.t. and pa.p. whirred.--n. WHIR'RING. [Dan. hvirre, to whirl; ult. imit.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683

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