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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: whimsey(0.01043 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to whimsey.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: an odd or fanciful or capricious idea; “the theatrical
notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his
stories”; “he had a whimsy about flying to the moon”;
“whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy
it” [syn: notion, whim, whimsy]
2: the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or
caprice than from reason or judgment; “I despair at the
flightiness and whimsicality of my memory” [syn: flightiness,
arbitrariness, whimsicality, whimsy, capriciousness]
English → English (gcide)
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
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,
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.