spun

[ spuhn ]
/ spʌn /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of spin.

adjective

formed by or as by spinning.

Nearby words

  1. spumante,
  2. spume,
  3. spumescent,
  4. spumone,
  5. spumoni,
  6. spun glass,
  7. spun rayon,
  8. spun silk,
  9. spun sugar,
  10. spun yarn

Related formshalf-spun, adjectiveun·spun, adjectivewell-spun, adjective

Origin of spin

before 900; Middle English spinnen to spin yarn, Old English spinnan; cognate with Dutch, German spinnen, Old Norse spinna, Gothic spinnan

Related formsspin·na·bil·i·ty, nounspin·na·ble, adjectiveout·spin, verb (used with object), out·spun, out·spin·ning.un·spin·na·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for spun

spun

/ (spʌn) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of spin

adjective

formed or manufactured by spinningspun gold; spun glass

spin

/ (spɪn) /

verb spins, spinning or spun

noun

See also spin off, spin out

Word Origin for spin

Old English spinnan; related to Old Norse spinna, Old High German spinnan to spin, Lithuanian pinu to braid

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Word Origin and History for spun
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Science definitions for spun

spin

[ spĭn ]

The intrinsic angular momentum of a rigid body or particle, especially a subatomic particle. Also called spin angular momentum
The total angular momentum of a physical system, such as an electron orbital or an atomic nucleus.
A quantum number expressing spin angular momentum; the actual angular momentum is a quantum number multiplied by Dirac's constant. Fermions have spin values that are integer multiples of 12, while bosons have spin values that are integer multiples of 1.
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Idioms and Phrases with spun

spin

In addition to the idioms beginning with spin

  • spin a yarn
  • spin control
  • spin doctor
  • spin off
  • spin one's wheels
  • spin out

also see:

  • go into a tailspin
  • make one's head spin
  • put a spin on
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