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

cf. pen to confine, or pinfold oe. pinne, as. pinn a pin, peg; cf. d. pin, g. pinne, icel. pinni, w. pin, gael. & ir. pinne; all fr. l. pinna a pinnacle, pin, feather, perhaps orig. a different word from pinna feather. cf. fin of a fish, pen a feather see pin, n.pos

Meaning of pin

as transitive verb

  • to peen.

as transitive verb

  • to inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.

as noun

  • 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

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