Main definitions of spinning in English

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spinning1

noun

  • [mass noun] The action or process of spinning; the conversion of fibres into yarn.

    ‘in fine weather spinning was done out of doors’
    • ‘Gandhiji's espousal of khadi is legendary but few are aware that he himself learnt carding and spinning at Mani Bhawan in 1917.’
    • ‘Traditional Sumu crafts included spinning, weaving, and dyeing cotton for clothes and household items such as sheets.’
    • ‘Fruit of the Loom is transferring its spinning, knitting and dyeing operations to Morocco, where it already employs 1,700 people.’
    • ‘A spinning and weaving demonstration was held in the school with glass blowing and pottery behind the Kings Head.’
    • ‘I did some spinning in the weekend on the spindle, but I ain't sure of that new link over there.’
    • ‘The sea-world over, sailormen love to beguile the days of calm, to put to flight hours of ennui, by the spinning of yarns.’
    • ‘Trudy saw him leave every morning as her mother, Clarice, began her spinning and weaving.’
    • ‘Six villages were adopted and continuous spinning, processing and weaving work was entrusted to tribal women.’
    • ‘Even then, it was calculated that half the cost of a piece of finished cotton cloth was accounted for by the labour of spinning.’
    • ‘Moreover, in discussing spinning with a wheel, she notes how much change there was in working conditions as the middle ages continued into the early modern world.’
    • ‘For a very long time, fine spinning and weaving, complex dyeing, and embroidery were the finest arts of clothing, and construction was simple where it existed.’
    • ‘The women, in terms of their spinning and weaving, obviously, would find a new impetus in working with the produce of their own sheep.’
    • ‘In the textile industry much spinning was for long done by peasant-women at home with their spinning-wheels.’
    • ‘Quashiba must guess the little man's whole name during the three nights of spinning and weaving.’
    • ‘The VFPCK initiative aims at introducing mechanised spinning of yarn out of these stems.’
    • ‘Each of these processes probably took place in separate cottages and spinning was seen as a job for women while weaving was seen as a man's job.’
    • ‘Their business, however, was anything but wired: construction and spinning.’

Pronunciation:

spinning

/ˈspɪnɪŋ/

Main definitions of spinning in English

: spinning1spinning2

spinning2

noun

trademark
  • [mass noun] An intense form of aerobic exercise performed on stationary exercise bikes and led by an instructor who sets the constantly varying pace.

    spin
    • ‘The real beauty of spinning, she says, is that you do vary the types of exercise during a class.’
    • ‘Fit into the day his work in teaching spinning at local gyms, and even a bit of modelling, and the week is well and truly used up.’
    • ‘She teaches new techniques, including spinning and body pump, which combines choreographed aerobics with weights.’
    • ‘I'm sure it must be exhausting spinning at quite that RPM, but I would have thought he could have just taken a breather.’
    • ‘Maybe he's just spinning in his office instead.’

Pronunciation:

spinning

/ˈspɪnɪŋ/