Definitions for: Yarn

[n] a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
[n] the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant"
[v] tell or spin a yarn

Webster (1913) Definition: Yarn, n. [OE. yarn, [yogh]arn, AS. gearn; akin to D.
garen, G., OHG., Icel., Sw., & Dan. garn; of uncertain
origin. Cf. Cord.]
1. 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.

2. (Rope Making) One of the threads of which the strands of a
rope are composed.

3. A story told by a sailor for the amusement of his
companions; a story or tale; as, to spin a yarn. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: narration, recital, thread

See Also: account, body, close, closing, conclusion, cord, cotton, dental floss, end, ending, filling, floss, introduction, Lastex, ligature, narrate, pick, pile, purl, recite, recount, recounting, relation, report, spin, suture, tell, telling, tinsel, warp, weft, woof, worsted

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