Whirl vs. Whorl

Whirl vs. Whorl — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Whirl and Whorl

Whirlverb

(intransitive) To rotate, revolve, spin or turn rapidly.

The dancer whirled across the stage, stopped, and whirled around to face the audience.

Whorlnoun

A pattern of concentric circles.

Whirlverb

(intransitive) To have a sensation of spinning or reeling.

My head is whirling after all that drink.

Whorlnoun

(botany) A circle of three or more leaves, flowers, or other organs, about the same part or joint of a stem.

Whirlverb

(transitive) To make something or someone whirl.

The dancer whirled his partner round on her toes.

Whorlnoun

(zoology) A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve shell.

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Whirlverb

(transitive) To remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch.

Whorlnoun

(anatomy) Any volution, as for example in the human ear.

Whirlnoun

An act of whirling.

She gave the top a whirl and it spun across the floor.

Whorlnoun

(archaic) A flywheel, a weight attached to a spindle (attested in English from 1460)

Whirlnoun

Something that whirls.

Whorlverb

(intransitive) To form a pattern of concentric circles.

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Whirlnoun

A confused tumult.

Whorlnoun

a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles

Whirlnoun

A rapid series of events.

My life is one social whirl.

Whorlnoun

a strand or cluster of hair

Whirlnoun

Dizziness or giddiness.

My mind was in a whirl.

Whorlnoun

a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops;

a coil of rope

Whirlnoun

(informal) usually following “give” A brief experiment or trial.

OK, let's give it a whirl.

Whirlnoun

confused movement;

he was caught up in a whirl of worka commotion of people fought for the exits

Whirlnoun

the shape of something rotating rapidly

Whirlnoun

a usually brief attempt;

he took a crack at itI gave it a whirl

Whirlnoun

the act of rotating rapidly;

he gave the crank a spinit broke off after much twisting

Whirlverb

turn in a twisting or spinning motion;

The leaves swirled in the autumn wind

Whirlverb

cause to spin;

spin a coin

Whirlverb

flow in a circular current, of liquids

Whirlverb

revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis;

The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

Whirlverb

fly around;

The clothes tumbled in the dryerrising smoke whirled in the air