Whir

Definition of Whir

v. i.1.To whirl round, or revolve, with a whizzing noise; to fly or more quickly with a buzzing or whizzing sound; to whiz.
[imp. & p. p. Whirred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whirring.]
The partridge bursts away on whirring wings.
- Beattie.
v. t.1.To hurry a long with a whizzing sound.
This world to me is like a lasting storm,
Whirring me from my friends.
- Shak.
n.1.A buzzing or whizzing sound produced by rapid or whirling motion; as, the whir of a partridge; the whir of a spinning wheel.

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angular momentum, angular motion, angular velocity, axial motion, birr, bombilate, bombinate, boom, bowling, bum, burr, buzz, centrifugation, circulation, circumgyration, circumrotation, drone, full circle, gyration, hum, pivoting, purr, reeling, revolution, roll, rolling, rotation, rotational motion, spin, spinning, swinging, swirling, swiveling, thrum, trolling, trundling, turbination, turning, volutation, volution, wheeling, whirling, whiz
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