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Definition of Pin

Pin

  1. To peen.
  2. To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
  3. 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.
  4. Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc.
  5. Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.
  6. That which resembles a pin in its form or use
  7. A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.
  8. A linchpin.
  9. A rolling-pin.
  10. A clothespin.
  11. A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.
  12. The tenon of a dovetail joint.
  13. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink.
  14. The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center.
  15. Mood; humor.
  16. Caligo. See Caligo.
  17. An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin.
  18. The leg; as, to knock one off his pins.
  19. To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together.

Pin Quotations

When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys.
Mitt Romney

Nobody should pin their hopes on a miracle.
Vladimir Putin

Nobody can ever pin you down when you speculate.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.
Henri Bergson

A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking for someone to pin their dreams on. That doesn't make it any less weird though.
Orlando Bloom
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Pin Translations

pin in Dutch is kegel
pin in Finnish is neula
pin in German is Stift, Stift, Kontakt, Zapfen, Kegel, anheften
pin in Italian is perno
pin in Portuguese is pino, alfinete
pin in Spanish is alfiler, pivote

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