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Definitions and Synonyms of yarn | Another word for yarn | What is yarn?

Definition 1: a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for yarn in the sense of this definition

(yarn is a kind of ...) a line made of twisted fibers or threads

"the bundle was tied with a cord"

(... is a kind of yarn ) the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

(... is a kind of yarn ) yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof

(... is a kind of yarn ) a thread with glittering metal foil attached

(... is a kind of yarn ) thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together

(... is a kind of yarn ) gold or silver wire thread

(... is a kind of yarn ) the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave

"for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"

(... is a kind of yarn ) a yarn made partly or entirely of metal

(... is a kind of yarn ) thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood)

(... is a kind of yarn ) yarn that has an elastic core wound around with cotton or silk or nylon or rayon threads

(... is a kind of yarn ) a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery

(... is a kind of yarn ) a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth

(... is a kind of yarn ) thread made of cotton fibers

(... is a kind of yarn ) a tightly twisted woolen yarn spun from long-staple wool

Definition 2: the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where yarn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his narration was hesitant

Synonyms for yarn in the sense of this definition

(yarn is a kind of ...) the act of informing by verbal report

"he heard reports that they were causing trouble" "by all accounts they were a happy couple"

(... is a kind of yarn ) an act of narration

"he was the hero according to his own relation" "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"

(yarn is a part of ...) the central message of a communication

"the body of the message was short"

(yarn is a part of ...) the first section of a communication

(yarn is a part of ...) the last section of a communication

"in conclusion I want to say..."

Definition 3: tell or spin a yarn - [verb of communication]

(yarn is a kind of ...) narrate or give a detailed account of

"Tell what happened" "The father told a story to his child"

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