# spin-n; 6 Senses

### Sense Number 1: a whirling, circular motion

Commentary: SPIN[+event][+motion][+whirling]

Examples:
The figure skater ended his program with a rapid spin.
John put some spin on the cue ball as he made the shot.
The game contestant gave the wheel of fortune a spin.
The washing machine is on it's spin cycle now.

Mappings:
PropBank: spin.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

### Sense Number 2: a short drive by vehicle

Commentary: SPIN[+event][+drive][+short][+by_vehicle]

Examples:
We took a spin along the coast last night.
John took Mary for a spin on his new motorcycle.
They enjoyed a morning spin down the country lane on their bicycles.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

### Sense Number 3: rapid spiral descent of an aircraft

Commentary: SPIN[+event][+descent][+spiral][+rapid][+of_aircraft]

Examples:
The stunt pilot went into a spin, then pulled out of it and straight into a barrel roll.
The test pilot took the plane to 35,000 feet and began an intentional spin.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

### Sense Number 4: angular momentum of a subatomic particle

Commentary: SPIN[+event][+momentum][+angular][+of_particle][+subatomic]

Examples:
Quarks have two spin states, spin up and spin down.
Fermions, such as quarks, have half-integer spins.
Mesons have integer spins.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1d

### Sense Number 5: an intentionally biased presentation, interpretation, of events

Commentary: SPIN[+event_set][+speech_act][+presentation][+interpretation][+biased][+intentionally]

Examples:
Campaign workers are trying to control the negative spin on their candidate.
That newspaper has put a favorable spin on the story.

Mappings:
PropBank: spin.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

### Sense Number 6: have a go at something, take a chance

Commentary: Idiom: GIVE_IT_A_SPIN

Examples:
When John asked Mary out on a date, she decided to give him a spin.
Bob decided to give writing a spin and wound up publishing a best seller.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: Idiom