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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 whirl /ˈhwɝ(ə)l, ˈwɚ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whirl v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whirled p. pr. & vb. n. Whirling.]
 1. To turn round rapidly; to cause to rotate with velocity; to make to revolve.
    He whirls his sword around without delay.   --Dryden.
 2. To remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch; to harry.
 See, see the chariot, and those rushing wheels,
 That whirled the prophet up at Chebar flood.   --Milton.
    The passionate heart of the poet is whirl'd into folly.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whirl, v. i.
 1. To be turned round rapidly; to move round with velocity; to revolve or rotate with great speed; to gyrate.  “The whirling year vainly my dizzy eyes pursue.”
    The wooden engine flies and whirls about.   --Dryden.
 2. To move hastily or swiftly.
    But whirled away to shun his hateful sight.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whirl, n.
 1. A turning with rapidity or velocity; rapid rotation or circumvolution; quick gyration; rapid or confusing motion; as, the whirl of a top; the whirl of a wheel.  “In no breathless whirl.”
    The rapid . . . whirl of things here below interrupt not the inviolable rest and calmness of the noble beings above.   --South.
 2. Anything that moves with a whirling motion.
    He saw Falmouth under gray, iron skies, and whirls of March dust.   --Carlyle.
 3. A revolving hook used in twisting, as the hooked spindle of a rope machine, to which the threads to be twisted are attached.
 4. Bot. & Zool. A whorl.  See Whorl.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a
           commotion of people fought for the exits" [syn: commotion]
      2: the shape of something rotating rapidly [syn: swirl, vortex,
      3: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it
         a whirl" [syn: crack, fling, go, pass, offer]
      4: the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it
         broke off after much twisting" [syn: spin, twirl, twist,
      v 1: turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled
           in the autumn wind" [syn: twirl, swirl, twiddle]
      2: cause to spin; "spin a coin" [syn: birl, spin, twirl]
      3: flow in a circular current, of liquids [syn: eddy, purl,
          whirlpool, swirl]
      4: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The
         dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
         [syn: spin, spin around, reel, gyrate]
      5: fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer";  "rising
         smoke whirled in the air" [syn: tumble, whirl around]