Definition and Meanings for pin
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Part of Speech of pin
transitive verb, noun, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of pin
Meaning of pin
as transitive verb
- to peen.
as transitive verb
- to inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
- a piece of wood, metal, etc., generally cylindrical, used for fastening separate articles together, or as a support by which one article may be suspended from another; a peg; a bolt.
- especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc.
- hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.
- that which resembles a pin in its form or use;a peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.;a linchpin.;a rolling-pin.;a clothespin.;a short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.;the tenon of a dovetail joint.
- one of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink.
- the bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center.
- mood; humor.
- caligo. see caligo.
- an ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a masonic pin.
- the leg; as, to knock one off his pins.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun
- to fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together.