1 a continuous twisted strand of natural or synthetic fibres, used in weaving, knitting, etc.
2 Informal a long and often involved story or account, usually telling of incredible or fantastic events
b to make up or relate a series of excuses
4 intr to tell such a story or stories (Old English gearn; related to Old High German garn yarn, Old Norse görn gut, Greek khorde string, gut)
n the natural or synthetic fibres out of which rope is made
n (Nautical) small stuff made from rope yarns twisted together
adj (of fabric) dyed while still in yarn form, before being woven
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2 (informal) anecdote, cock-and-bull story (informal) fable, story, tale, tall story
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