To draw out, and twist into threads, either by the hand or machinery; as, to spin wool, cotton, or flax; to spin goat's hair; to produce by drawing out and twisting a fibrous material.
All the yarn she [Penelope] spun in Ulysses' absence did but fill Ithaca full of moths.
To draw out tediously; to form by a slow process, or by degrees; to extend to a great length; -- with out; as, to spin out large volumes on a subject.
Do you mean that story is tediously spun out?
To protract; to spend by delays; as, to spin out the day in idleness.
By one delay after another they spin out their whole lives.
To cause to turn round rapidly; to whirl; to twirl; as, to spin a top.
To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, or the like) from threads produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid, which hardens on coming into contact with the air; -- said of the spider, the silkworm, etc.
(Mech.)To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal revolves, as in a lathe.
Spin intransitive verb
To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fiber; as, the woman knows how to spin; a machine or jenny spins with great exactness.
They neither know to spin, nor care to toll.
To move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a spindle, about its axis.
Round about him spun the landscape,
Sky and forest reeled together.
With a whirligig of jubilant mosquitoes spinning about each head.
G. W. Cable.
To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet; as, blood spinsfrom a vein.Shak.
To move swifty; as, to spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc. Colloq.
The act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a bicycle. Colloq.
(Kinematics)Velocity of rotation about some specified axis.