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Definitions of yarn

  1. the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. tell or spin a yarn Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Spun wool; woolen thread; also, thread of other material, as of cotton, flax, hemp, or silk; material spun and prepared for use in weaving, knitting, manufacturing sewing thread, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. One of the threads of which the strands of a rope are composed. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A story told by a sailor for the amusement of his companions; a story or tale; as, to spin a yarn. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Heavy thread spun out of wool; colloquially, an unlikely or exaggerated story, especially a tale of sea life. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To tell an unlikely story. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Spun thread: one of the threads of a rope: a sailor's story (spun out to some length). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Spun thread: a tale or narration. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Spun fiber, as for knitting, etc.; loosely, thread. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A long extravagant story. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Spun thread; in rope-making, one of the threads of which a rope is composed; a story spun out by a sailor for the amusement of his companions. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Wool spun into thread fit for the weaver; the thread spun loosely from such substances as cotton, flax, and hemp; one of the strands of a rope; among seamen, a familiar term for a story spun out by a sailor for the amusement of his messmates, who is said then to spin a yarn. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. The notice of yarn is contained in an extremely obscure passage in ( 1 Kings 10:28 ; 2 Chronicles 1:16 ) The Hebrew Received Text is questionable. Gesenius gives the sense of "number" as applying equally to the merchants and the horses: "A band of the kings merchants bought a drove (of horses) at a price." biblestudytools.com
  16. Found only in 1Kings 1 Kings 1:16 . The Heb. word mikveh, i.e., "a stringing together," so rendered, rather signifies a host, or company, or a string of horses. The Authorized Version has: "And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price;" but the Revised Version correctly renders: "And the horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; the king's merchants received them in droves, each drove at a price." biblestudytools.com
  17. yärn, n. spun thread: one of the threads of a rope: a sailor's story (spun out to some length), a story generally.--v.i. to tell stories. [A.S. gearn, thread; Ice. and Ger. garn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Any spun thread esp. of kinds prepared for weaving, knitting, or ropemaking (y.-beam or roll, on which warp-threads are wound for weaving); (colloq., esp. naut.) story, travellers tale, anecdote, rambling discourse, (spin a y., yy., tell yy.; vb, spin yy.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. [Anglo-Saxon. Icelandic. German] Woollen thread; also, thread of other materials, as of cotton, flax, hemp, or silk;-one of the threads of which a rope is composed;-a story spun out by a sailor for the amusement of his companions. Cabinet Dictionary

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