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Definitions and meaning of pin

pin

Pronunciation

  • enPR: pĭn, IPA(key): /pɪn/, [pʰɪn]
  • Rhymes: -ɪn
  • Homophone: pen (pin-pen merger)

Etymology 1

From Middle English pinne, from Old English pinn (pin, peg, bolt), from Proto-Germanic *pinnaz, *pinnō, *pint- (protruding point, peak, peg, pin, nail), from Proto-Indo-European *bend- (protruding object, pointed peg, nail, edge).

Cognate with Dutch pin (peg, pin), Low German pin, pinne (pin, point, nail, peg), German Pinn, Pinne (pin, tack, peg), Bavarian Pfonzer, Pfunzer (sharpened point), Danish pind (pin, pointed stick), Norwegian pinn (stick), Swedish pinne (peg, rod, stick), Icelandic pinni (pin). More at pintle.

No relation to classical Latin pinna (fin, flipper, wing-like appendage, wing, feather), which was extended to mean "ridge, peak, point" (compare pinnacle), and often confused with Latin penna (wing, feather). More at feather.

Noun

pin (plural pins)

  1. A needle without an eye (usually) made of drawn-out steel wire with one end sharpened and the other flattened or rounded into a head, used for fastening.
  2. A small nail with a head and a sharp point.
  3. A cylinder often of wood or metal used to fasten or as a bearing between two parts.
  4. (wrestling, professional wrestling) The victory condition of holding the opponent's shoulders on the wrestling mat for a prescribed period of time.
  5. A slender object specially designed for use in a specific game or sport, such as skittles or bowling.
  6. (informal, in the plural) A leg.
  7. (electricity) Any of the individual connecting elements of a multipole electrical connector.
  8. A piece of jewellery that is attached to clothing with a pin.
  9. (US) A simple accessory that can be attached to clothing with a pin or fastener, often round and bearing a design, logo or message, and used for decoration, identification or to show political affiliation, etc.
    Synonyms: badge, lapel pin
  10. (chess) A scenario in which moving a lesser piece to escape from attack would expose a more valuable piece to attack.
  11. (golf) The flagstick: the flag-bearing pole which marks the location of a hole
  12. (curling) The spot at the exact centre of the house (the target area)
  13. (dated) A mood, a state of being.
    • 1653, Henry More, An Antidote Against Atheism
      he had made the sign of the Cross on his head; for he was then on a merry pin and full of jearing
  14. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each person should drink.
  15. (medicine, obsolete) Caligo.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  16. A thing of small value; a trifle.
    • He [] did not care a pin for her.
  17. A peg in musical instruments for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.
  18. (engineering) A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.
  19. The tenon of a dovetail joint.
  20. (Britain, brewing) A size of brewery cask, equal to half a firkin, or eighth of a barrel.
  21. (informal) A pinball machine.
Synonyms
  • (small nail): nail, tack
  • (cylinder of wood or metal): peg
  • (games): skittle
  • (jewellery fastened with a pin): brooch
Hyponyms
  • (jewellery fastened with a pin): breastpin
  • (chess): absolute pin, relative pin, partial pin
Derived terms
Translations
See also
  • needle

Verb

pin (third-person singular simple present pins, present participle pinning, simple past and past participle pinned)

  1. (often followed by a preposition such as "to" or "on") To fasten or attach (something) with a pin.
  2. (chess, usually passive) To cause (a piece) to be in a pin.
  3. (wrestling) To pin down (someone).
  4. To enclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
  5. (computing, graphical user interface, transitive) To attach (an icon, application, etc.) to another item.
    to pin a window to the Taskbar
  6. (computing, transitive) To fix (an array in memory, a security certificate, etc.) so that it cannot be modified.
    When marshaling data, the interop marshaler can copy or pin the data being marshaled.
  7. To cause an analog gauge to reach the stop pin at the high end of the range.
    Synonym: peg
    • 1979, Al Greenwood and Lou Gramm, "Rev on the Red Line" from Head Games:
      Now I need to pin those needles.
Derived terms
  • pin down
  • pin in
  • pin on
  • pin the meter
  • pin the tail on the donkey
  • pin up
  • underpin
Translations

Etymology 2

Verb

pin (third-person singular simple present pins, present participle pinning, simple past and past participle pinned)

  1. Alternative form of peen

Anagrams

  • NIP, NPI, Nip, nip

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈpin/

Noun

pin m (plural pins)

  1. (electronics) lead
  2. pin (ornament)

Chuukese

Adjective

pin

  1. holy

Synonyms

  • fen

Cimbrian

Verb

pin

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zèinan: am

Cornish

Noun

pin f (singulative pinen)

  1. pines

Synonyms

  • sab

Danish

Verb

pin

  1. imperative of pine

Dutch

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *pinnaz *pinnaz, *pinnō, *pint- (protruding point, peak, peg, pin, nail), from Proto-Indo-European *bend- 'protruding object, pointed peg, nail, edge'. Cognate with English pin, Low German pin, pinne (pin, point, nail, peg), German Pinn, Pinne (pin, tack, peg), Bavarian Pfonzer, Pfunzer (sharpened point), Danish pind (pin, pointed stick), Norwegian pinn (stick), Swedish pinne (peg, rod, stick), Icelandic pinni (pin).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪn
  • IPA(key): /pɪn/

Noun

pin f (plural pinnen, diminutive pinnetje n)

  1. peg, pin

Etymology 2

Abbreviation

Noun

pin

  1. Abbreviation of persoonlijk identificatienummer.

Etymology 3

Verb

pin

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pinnen
  2. imperative of pinnen

Anagrams

  • nip

French

Etymology

From Old French pin, from Latin pīnus, ultimately from a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *poi- (sap, juice).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɛ̃/
  • Homophones: pain, peins, peint

Noun

pin m (plural pins)

  1. pine, pine tree

Further reading

  • “pin” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin pīnus.

Noun

pin m (plural pins)

  1. pine tree

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch pin, from Proto-Germanic *pinnaz *pinnaz, *pinnō, *pint- (protruding point, peak, peg, pin, nail), from Proto-Indo-European *bend- 'protruding object, pointed peg, nail, edge'.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɪn]
  • Hyphenation: pin

Noun

pin

  1. pin
    1. (colloquial) a needle without an eye (usually) made of drawn-out steel wire with one end sharpened and the other flattened or rounded into a head, used for fastening.
      Synonym: peniti
    2. a slender object specially designed for use in a specific game or sport, such as skittles or bowling.
  2. (colloquial) peg.
    Synonym: pasak

Further reading

  • “pin” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Japanese

Romanization

pin

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ピン

Latvian

Verb

pin

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of pīt
  2. 3rd person singular present indicative form of pīt
  3. 3rd person plural present indicative form of pīt
  4. 2nd person singular imperative form of pīt
  5. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of pīt
  6. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of pīt

Mandarin

Romanization

pin

  1. Nonstandard spelling of pīn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of pín.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of pǐn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of pìn.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mapudungun

Verb

pin (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. To say
  2. To tell (a story).
  3. first-person singular realis form of pin

Synonyms

  • (tell a story): nvxamyen

Papantla Totonac

Noun

pin inan

  1. chili. chili pepper.

References

  • Crescencio García Ramos, Diccionario Básico Totonaco-Español Español-Totonaco (Xalapa, Academia Veracruzana de las Lenguas Indígenas, 2007)

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin pīnus, ultimately from a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *poi- (sap, juice).

Noun

pin m (plural pini)

  1. pine

Declension

See also

  • brad

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun) pign
  • (Sursilvan) pégn
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) pegn

Etymology

From Latin pīnus.

Noun

pin m

  1. (Puter, Vallader) spruce, fir

Synonyms

  • (spruce): (Vallader) petsch

Seta

Noun

pin

  1. woman

References

  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

Spanish

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English pin

Noun

pin m (plural pines)

  1. pin, lapel pin
  2. (electricity) pin (any of the individual connecting elements of a multipole electrical connector)

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English PIN, acronym of personal identification number

Alternative forms

  • PIN

Noun

pin m (plural pines)

  1. PIN, PIN number

Swedish

Etymology 1

Clipping of pinsam, with the same meaning.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpiːn/

Adjective

pin (comparative mer pin, superlative mest pin)

  1. (colloquial) embarrasing
Declension

Invariable, not used in the definite form.

Etymology 2

From pina.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpiːn/

Noun

pin

  1. pain, torment
Derived terms
  • om man vill vara fin, får man lida pin; vill man vara fin, får man lida pin

Adverb

pin (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) very, really, super-
    Synonyms: jätte-, väldigt
Derived terms
  • på pin kiv

Etymology 3

Borrowed from English pin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪn/

Noun

pin n

  1. Alternative form of pins
Usage notes

The form with -s is recommended since it's easier to decline in Swedish.

References

  • pin in Nationalencyklopedin (needs an authorization fee).



Turkish

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish پین(pin), borrowed from a dialectal form of Armenian բույն (buyn, nest).

Noun

pin (definite accusative pini, plural pinler)

  1. (dialectal) coop for poultry

Declension

Synonyms

  • kümes

References

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979) , “բոյն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • pin”, in Türkiye'de halk ağzından derleme sözlüğü [Compilation Dictionary of Popular Speech in Turkey] (in Turkish), Ankara: Türk Dil Kurumu, 1963–1982

Vietnamese

Etymology

Borrowed from French pile.

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [pin˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [pin˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [pɨn˧˧]

Noun

(classifier cục) pin

  1. a battery
  2. the amount of electricity that a battery holds

Derived terms

  • đèn pin (torch, flashlight)

Welsh

Pronunciation 1

  • IPA(key): /piːn/

Etymology

From Latin pīnus (compare Middle Irish pín).

Noun 1

pin m (uncountable)

  1. pine (tree or wood)

Usage notes

Modern Welsh orthography prefers the form pin to the superseded form pîn.

Synonyms

  • pinwydd f pl

Derived terms

  • pin-afal

Pronunciation 2

  • IPA(key): /pɪn/

Noun

pin m (plural pinnau)

  1. Superseded spelling of pìn.

Usage notes

Modern Welsh orthography uses pìn instead of the superseded form pin.

Mutation

References

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “pin”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Yapese

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *papine, from Proto-Austronesian *bahi (woman).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɪn/

Noun

pin

  1. woman

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a piece of wood or metal used for fastening.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)