Meaning of yarn

yarn

Pronunciation: (yärn), [key]
— n.
  1. thread made of natural or synthetic fibers and used for knitting and weaving.
  2. a continuous strand or thread made from glass, metal, plastic, etc.
  3. the thread, in the form of a loosely twisted aggregate of fibers, as of hemp, of which rope is made
  4. a tale, esp. a long story of adventure or incredible happenings: He spun a yarn that outdid any I had ever heard.
—v.i.
  1. to spin a yarn; tell stories.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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