Dictionary Results for whirl


1. whirl - noun

· confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"

Synonym(s): commotion

Hypernym(s): movement, motion




2. whirl - noun

· the shape of something rotating rapidly

Synonym(s): swirl, vortex, convolution

Hypernym(s): round_shape




3. whirl - noun

· a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

Synonym(s): crack, fling, go, pass, offer

Hypernym(s): attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try




4. whirl - noun

· the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"

Synonym(s): spin, twirl, twist, twisting

Hypernym(s): rotation, rotary_motion




5. whirl - verb

· turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

Synonym(s): twirl, swirl, twiddle

Hypernym(s): revolve, go_around, rotate




6. whirl - verb

· cause to spin; "spin a coin"

Synonym(s): birl, spin, twirl

Hypernym(s): rotate, circumvolve




7. whirl - verb

· flow in a circular current, of liquids

Synonym(s): eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl

Hypernym(s): run, flow, feed, course




8. whirl - verb

· revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

Synonym(s): spin, spin_around, reel, gyrate

Hypernym(s): revolve, go_around, rotate




9. whirl - verb

· fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"

Synonym(s): tumble, whirl_around

Hypernym(s): move





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