WHIRL, verb transitive hwurl. [G., to whirl to warble. Latin ] TO turn round rapidly; to turn with velocity.
He whirls his sword around without delay.
WHIRL, verb intransitive
1. To be turned round rapidly; to move round with velocity; as the whirling spindles of a cotton machine or wheels of a coach.
The wooden engine flies and whirls about.
2. To move hastily.
--But whirld away, to shun his hateful sight.
WHIRL, noun [G.]
1. A turning with rapidity or velocity; rapid rotation or circumvolution; quick gyration; as the whirl of a top; the whirl of a wheel; the whirl of time; the whirls of fancy.
2. Any thing that moves or is turned with velocity, particularly on an axis or pivot.
3. A hook used in twisting.
4. In botany, a species of inflorescence, consisting of many subsessile flowers surrounding the stem in a ring. It is also written whorl and wherl.