Definition of whirl :
1. A revolving hook used in twisting, as the hooked spindle of a rope machine, to which the threads to be twisted are attached.
2. 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.
3. A whorl. See Whorl.
4. Anything that moves with a whirling motion.
5. To be turned round rapidly; to move round with velocity; to revolve or rotate with great speed; to gyrate.
6. To move hastily or swiftly.
7. To remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch; to harry.
8. To turn round rapidly; to cause to rotate with velocity; to make to revolve.
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roll (part of speech: verb)
rotate (part of speech: verb)
- Mercy on me, what a whirl and rush of light! - "Phemie Frost's Experiences", Ann S. Stephens.
- He would whirl round and round over the bar a great many times, till Rollo and Jane were tired of seeing him, and then he would rest by hanging to the pole by the back of his head, without touching the bar with any other part of his body. - "Rollo in Paris", Jacob Abbott.
- Florence opened wide her blue eyes in evident astonishment; and, as for me, the whole creation was in a whirl! - "The Fatal Glove", Clara Augusta Jones Trask.