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.]
n 1: the act of giving an account describing incidents or a
course of events; "his narration was hesitant" [syn: narration,
2: a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or
nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving [syn: thread]
v : tell or spin a yarn
Found only in 1 Kings 10:28, 2 Chr. 1:16. The Heb. word mikveh,
i.e., "a stringing together," so rendered, rather signifies a
host, or company, or a string of horses. The Authorized Version
has: "And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen
yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price;"
but the Revised Version correctly renders: "And the horses which
Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; the king's merchants
received them in droves, each drove at a price."