whirling

whirling
Synonyms and related words:
angular momentum, angular motion, angular velocity, axial motion, bowling, centrifugation, circulation, circumgyration, circumrotation, full circle, gyrating, gyration, pivoting, reeling, revolution, revolving, roll, rolling, rotating, rotation, rotational motion, spin, spinning, swinging, swirling, swiveling, trolling, trundling, turbination, turning, twirling, volutation, volution, wheeling, whir

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  • Whirling — Whirl ing, a. & n. from {Whirl}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whirling table}. (a) (Physics) An apparatus provided with one or more revolving disks, with weights, pulleys, and other attachments, for illustrating the phenomena and laws of centrifugal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whirling — Whirl Whirl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whirled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whirling}.] [OE. whirlen, probably from the Scand.; cf. Icel. & Sw. hvirfla, Dan. hvirvle; akin to D. wervelen, G. wirbeln, freq. of the verb seen in Icel. hverfa to turn. [root]16. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whirling — 1. noun The action of the verb to whirl. 2. adjective That whirls or whirl. a whirling carousel …   Wiktionary

  • Whirling table — Whirling Whirl ing, a. & n. from {Whirl}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whirling table}. (a) (Physics) An apparatus provided with one or more revolving disks, with weights, pulleys, and other attachments, for illustrating the phenomena and laws of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whirling disease — a parasitic disease of trout caused by the myxosporidean protozoan Myxosoma cerebralis. The parasite enters spine of the fish at a stage before the cartilage has turned to bone. Causes bent spines which force the fish to swim in the… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • whirling dervish — Islam. a member of a Turkish order of dervishes, or Sufis, whose ritual consists in part of a highly stylized whirling dance. * * * …   Universalium

  • Whirling Dervishes — noun Sufis of an ascetic order whose ritual religious observances involve mystical poetry of Mevlana (Jelaleddin al Rumi, sometimes called Rumi popularly), music, and a whirling dance. Centered in Turkey but widespread internationally. Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • whirling dervish — noun a dervish whose actions include ecstatic dancing and whirling • Syn: ↑whirler • Derivationally related forms: ↑whirl (for: ↑whirler) • Hypernyms: ↑dervish …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whirling — Центрифугирование …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • whirling — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. swirling, spinning, rotating; see revolving 1 , turning …   English dictionary for students

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