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Yarn

Yarn appears in the following tongue twister:

  • We will learn why her lowly lone, worn yarn loom will rarely earn immoral money.
    (by Ray Weisling)

Yarn appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • No yarn in rayon?
  • No yarn, I knit sisal: alas, I stink in rayon.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun yarn:

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The word yarn is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun yarn

What does yarn mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: yarns

  1. the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
  2. a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of yarn: thread
    • more generic word: cord = a line made of twisted fibers or threads
    • more specific terms:
      • cotton = thread made of cotton fibers
      • dental floss / floss = a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth
      • floss = a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery
      • ligature = thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel
      • metallic = a yarn made partly or entirely of metal
      • pile / nap = the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
      • purl = gold or silver wire thread
      • suture = thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together
      • tinsel = a thread with glittering metal foil attached
      • warp = yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof
      • filling / pick / weft / woof = the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
      • worsted yarn / worsted = a tightly twisted woolen yarn spun from long-staple wool

Alternative definition of the noun yarn

noun

  1. [uncountable] A twisted strand of fiber used for knitting or weaving.
  2. [nautical] Bundles of fibers twisted together, and which in turn are twisted in bundles to form strands, which in their turn are twisted or plaited to form rope.
  3. [countable] A story, a tale, especially one that is incredible.

Definition of the verb yarn

What does yarn mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: yarned | yarning | yarns

  1. tell or spin a yarn

Alternative definition of the verb yarn

verb

  1. To tell a story.

Person

Who is Yarn?

Yarn a.k.a. Florin Lovin is a Romanian footballer who plays for Liga I club Concordia Chiajna. He plays mainly as defensive midfielder.

Groups

  1. Yarn is a musical group.
    • members:
    • albums: "Come on In", "Empty Pockets", "Yarn", "Leftovers, Vol. 2", "Leftovers, Vol. 1", "Dark Skies"
    • nomination:
      • nominated to Independent Music Award for Best Song - Alternative Country - "No Future Together"
      • Independent Music Award for Best Song - Alternative Country - "No Future Together"
  2. Yarn a.k.a. YARN’: YARN' is a musical group from Russia.
    • album: "Остывший бог"

There are other groups with in their name, like Yarn Owl and Pitch Yarn of Matter.

Music

  1. "Yarn" is a musical album of Buckethead.
    • released on
  2. "Yarn" is a musical album of Booming Airplanes.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  3. "Yarn" is a musical EP of Holler, Wild Rose!.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  4. "Yarn" is a musical album of Yarn.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  5. "Yarn" is a musical album of Ant Farmers.
    • released in (22 years ago)

Miscellanea

Yarn a.k.a. Thread: Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery, and ropemaking. Thread is a type of yarn intended for sewing by hand or machine. Modern manufactured sewing threads may be finished with wax or other lubricants to withstand the stresses involved in sewing. Embroidery threads are yarns specifically designed for hand or machine embroidery.

Phrases with Yarn

Phrases starting with the word Yarn:

  1. yarn-dye
  2. yarn-spinning

Phrases ending with the word Yarn:

  1. rope yarn
  2. spun yarn
  3. Spin a Yarn
  4. worsted yarn
  5. To Spin a Yarn

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Yarn

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Google previewThe Needlepoint Book (2015)

New, Revised, and Updated Third Edition by Jo Ippolito Christensen

Crewel yarn is a 2-ply, fine, loosely twisted...

Because tapestry yarn is a smooth yarn, it makes a smooth stitch. However, tapestry yarn does not...

Google previewNanotube Superfiber Materials (2013)

Changing Engineering Design by Mark Schulz, Vesselin Shanov, Zhangzhang Yin

Single or multi-ply thread is called yarn. Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked nanotube strands suitable for producing textiles, weaving, and rope- making. Thread is a type of fine fibrous material intended for sewing by hand or ...

Google previewThe Dreamer (2005)

by Qamrul A. Khanson

Yarn; Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibers, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving and ropemaking. Thus dreaming yarn is a symbol of protection against calamaties and natural ...

Google previewBlasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism (2011)

by Deaglan O Donghaile

The former yarn is a satire on ...

Google previewNo Doors, No Windows (2014)

by Harlan Ellison

The yarn is the leadoff piece in this book, “The Whimper of Whipped Dogs.

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities (2004)

by Jennifer Ford

Materials Assorted greeting cards for the targeted holiday, one per child • scissors • hole punch • yarn • white glue • wax paper • masking tape, optional What to do 1 . Cut off the fronts of greeting cards. Punch holes around each card. 2.

Google previewAnother Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children (2012)

Over 300 Favorite Activities Created by Teachers by Kathy Charner

scissors Vocabulary tape bracelet kindness yarn or string friends share Children's Books Friends by Helme ...

Google previewA Visual Dictionary of a Pioneer Community (2007)

by Bobbie Kalman

The yarn was wound into skeins on a clock reel. The clock reel counted the turns, so women knew when a skein was finished. 2. The wool was fluffed between two carding paddles that were covered with short nails. The paddles removed dirt ...

Google previewCrochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia (2011)

by Robyn Chachula

Yarn over and draw through the loop on the hook. Slip Stitch (sl st) Insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over and draw a loop through the stitch and loop on the hook. Single Crochet (sc) Insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over and draw up a ...

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Small photo of Round knitting loom kit and green yarn with basic stitches isolated on white background.Small photo of Yarns are called long, continuous, twisted threads or fibers used in the textile industry for weaving, sewing, knitting and embroidering. In the past, the yarn is made by hand with a hook and spindle.Small photo of Yarns are called long, continuous, twisted threads or fibers used in the textile industry for weaving, sewing, knitting and embroidering. In the past, the yarn is made by hand with a hook and spindle.Small photo of One orange yarn with many purple yarns , differences conceptSmall photo of A small ball of woolen yarns closeup on a background of wool yarn. Balls of white wool yarn for knitting.Small photo of Red yarn on cone, white background, red threadSmall photo of Yarn to spool More...

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Quotes about Yarn

I still have a problem with nuns. I follow them around like a kitten with a ball of yarn. After a while, all my characters become very close friends. (Meg Tilly)
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Scrabble value of Y4A1R1N1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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