Origin of spin-off
Synonyms for spin-off
verb (used with object), spun or (Archaic) span, spun, spin·ning.
verb (used without object), spun or (Archaic) span, spun, spin·ning.
- the act of intentionally causing a rocket or guided missile to undergo a roll.
- a roll so caused.
- to create something new, as a company or assets, without detracting from or affecting the relative size or stability of the original: After the acquisition, the company was required to spin off about a third of its assets.
- to derive from or base on something done previously: They took the character of the maid and spun off another TV series.
Origin of spin
Synonyms for spin
Related Words for spinoffoffshoot, spin-off, by-product, derivation, descendant, outgrowth, wave, byproduct
Examples from the Web for spinoff
Contemporary Examples of spinoff
He returned to TV in Chicago Hope, before landing NCIS, a spinoff from JAG in 2003, playing Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.NCIS’s Mark Harmon Is the World’s Biggest TV Star
September 23, 2014
Addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky laid bare the worst of addiction on his shows Celebrity Rehab and its spinoff, Sober House.It’s Time to Turn Off TV Doctors
June 23, 2014
Yes, Wicked endures, but that is 11 years old and basically a spinoff of The Wizard of Oz.Is Broadway Being Destroyed by Hollywood?
March 17, 2014
And you guys are working together again, on the Rocky spinoff Creed.Don’t Forget About Michael B. Jordan
December 6, 2013
When did Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould tell you about their idea for a spinoff?The King of Dramedy: Bob Odenkirk on ‘Nebraska,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and ‘Better Call Saul’
November 17, 2013
verb spins, spinning or spun
- to draw out and twist (natural fibres, as of silk or cotton) into a long continuous thread
- to make such a thread or filament from (synthetic resins, etc), usually by forcing through a nozzle
- the intrinsic angular momentum of an elementary particle or atomic nucleus, as distinguished from any angular momentum resulting from its motion
- a quantum number determining values of this angular momentum in units of the Dirac constant, having integral or half-integral valuesSymbol: S, s
Word Origin for spin
Old English spinnan "draw out and twist fibers into thread," from Proto-Germanic *spenwanan (cf. Old Norse and Old Frisian spinna, Danish spinde, Dutch spinnen, Old High German spinnan, German spinnen, Gothic spinnan), from PIE *(s)pen- "stretch" (cf. Armenian henum "I weave;" Greek patos "garment, literally "that which is spun;" Lithuanian pinu "I plait, braid," spandau "I spin;" Middle Welsh cy-ffiniden "spider;" see span (v.)).
Sense of "to cause to turn rapidly" is from 1610s; meaning "revolve, turn around rapidly" first recorded 1660s. Meaning "attempt to influence reporters' minds after an event has taken place but before they have written about it" seems to have risen to popularity in the 1984 U.S. presidential campaign; e.g. spin doctor, first attested 1984. Spinning wheel is attested from c.1400; spinning-jenny is from 1783 (see jenny); invented by James Hargreaves c.1764-7, patented 1770.
"fairly rapid ride," 1856, from spin (v.).
In addition to the idioms beginning with spin
- spin a yarn
- spin control
- spin doctor
- spin off
- spin one's wheels
- spin out
- go into a tailspin
- make one's head spin
- put a spin on