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Definition of Whim

Whim
Whim Whim, n. [Cf. Icel. hwima to wander with the eyes, vim giddiness, Norw. kvima to whisk or flutter about, to trifle, Dan. vimse to skip, whisk, jump from one thing to another, dial. Sw. hvimsa to be unsteady, dizzy, W. chwimio to move briskly.] 1. A sudden turn or start of the mind; a temporary eccentricity; a freak; a fancy; a capricious notion; a humor; a caprice. Let every man enjoy his whim. --Churchill. 2. (Mining) A large capstan or vertical drum turned by horse power or steam power, for raising ore or water, etc., from mines, or for other purposes; -- called also whim gin, and whimsey. Whim gin (Mining), a whim. See Whim, 2. Whim shaft (Mining), a shaft through which ore, water, etc., is raised from a mine by means of a whim. Syn: Freak; caprice; whimsey; fancy. Usage: Whim, Freak, Caprice. Freak denotes an impulsive, inconsiderate change of mind, as by a child or a lunatic. Whim is a mental eccentricity due to peculiar processes or habits of thought. Caprice is closely allied in meaning to freak, but implies more definitely a quality of willfulness or wantonness.
Whim
Whim Whim, v. i. To be subject to, or indulge in, whims; to be whimsical, giddy, or freakish. [R.] --Congreve.
Whim
Whim Whim, n. [Cf. Whimbrel.] (Zo["o]l.) The European widgeon. [Prov. Eng.]

Meaning of Whim from wikipedia

- Whim may refer to: Whim, U.S. Virgin Islands, a settlement Whim (mining), a capstan or drum with a vertical axle used in mining Whim (carriage), a type...
- WHIM may refer to: The Warm–hot intergalactic medium in astrophysics WHIM syndrome, Wart, Hypogammaglobulinemia, Infection, and Myelokathexis syndrome...
- WHIM Syndrome (or Warts, Hypogammaglobulinemia, Immunodeficiency, and Myelokathexis syndrome) is a rare congenital immunodeficiency disorder characterized...
- A whim, also called a whim gin or a horse capstan, is a device similar to a windl**** which is used in mining for hauling materials to the surface. It comprises...
- The warm–hot intergalactic medium (WHIM) is the sp****, warm-to-hot (105 to 107 K) plasma that cosmologists believe to exist in the spaces between galaxies...
- WHIM (known on-air as "WHIM Country") was a country music radio station in the Providence, Rhode Island market. WHIM was first heard on April 15, 1947...
- Tilly Whim Caves consists of three stone quarries in Durlston Country Park, 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Swanage, on the Isle of Purbeck, in Dorset, southern...
- marked by economic setbacks and many small farmers became dependent on the whims of far-away markets. There was an increase in the number of large-scale...
- Whim Cr**** is a small town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Originally a post office known as "Whim Well", Whim Cr**** is on the North West Coastal...
- The Whim was a play written and published by Eglantine Wallace in 1795. Despite its completion, the play was never performed as it was banned under the...
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