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A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking for someone to pin their dreams on. That doesn't make it any less weird though.
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Meaning of "pin" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PIN

Old English pinn; related to Old High German pfinn, Old Norse pinni nail.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PIN

pin  [pɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pin is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb pin in English.

WHAT DOES PIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pin

Pin

A pin is a device used for fastening objects or material together. Pins often have two components: a long body and sharp tip made of steel, or occasionally copper or brass, and a larger head often made of plastic. The sharpened body penetrates the material, while the larger head provides a driving surface. It is formed by drawing out a thin wire, sharpening the tip, and adding a head. Nails are related, but are typically larger. In machines and engineering, pins are commonly used as pivots, hinges, shafts, jigs, and fixtures to locate or hold parts.

Definition of pin in the English dictionary

The first definition of pin in the dictionary is a short stiff straight piece of wire pointed at one end and either rounded or having a flattened head at the other: used mainly for fastening pieces of cloth, paper, etc, esp temporarily. Other definition of pin is an ornamental brooch, esp a narrow one. Pin is also a badge worn fastened to the clothing by a pin.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PIN

PRESENT

Present
I pin
you pin
he/she/it pins
we pin
you pin
they pin
Present continuous
I am pinning
you are pinning
he/she/it is pinning
we are pinning
you are pinning
they are pinning
Present perfect
I have pinned
you have pinned
he/she/it has pinned
we have pinned
you have pinned
they have pinned
Present perfect continuous
I have been pinning
you have been pinning
he/she/it has been pinning
we have been pinning
you have been pinning
they have been pinning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I pinned
you pinned
he/she/it pinned
we pinned
you pinned
they pinned
Past continuous
I was pinning
you were pinning
he/she/it was pinning
we were pinning
you were pinning
they were pinning
Past perfect
I had pinned
you had pinned
he/she/it had pinned
we had pinned
you had pinned
they had pinned
Past perfect continuous
I had been pinning
you had been pinning
he/she/it had been pinning
we had been pinning
you had been pinning
they had been pinning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will pin
you will pin
he/she/it will pin
we will pin
you will pin
they will pin
Future continuous
I will be pinning
you will be pinning
he/she/it will be pinning
we will be pinning
you will be pinning
they will be pinning
Future perfect
I will have pinned
you will have pinned
he/she/it will have pinned
we will have pinned
you will have pinned
they will have pinned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been pinning
you will have been pinning
he/she/it will have been pinning
we will have been pinning
you will have been pinning
they will have been pinning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would pin
you would pin
he/she/it would pin
we would pin
you would pin
they would pin
Conditional continuous
I would be pinning
you would be pinning
he/she/it would be pinning
we would be pinning
you would be pinning
they would be pinning
Conditional perfect
I would have pin
you would have pin
he/she/it would have pin
we would have pin
you would have pin
they would have pin
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been pinning
you would have been pinning
he/she/it would have been pinning
we would have been pinning
you would have been pinning
they would have been pinning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you pin
we let´s pin
you pin
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to pin
Past participle
pinned
Present Participle
pinning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PIN

pimpmobile
pin bone
pin clover
pin curl
pin down
pin grass
pin joint
pin money
pin oak
PIN pad
pin rail
pin table
pin tuck
pin wrench
pin-eyed
pin-up
pina colada
pinacoid
pinacoidal
pinacotheca

WORDS THAT END LIKE PIN

admin
again
all in
all-in
at home in
Austin
Bahrain
begin
berlin
bin
brain
Britain
built-in
captain
certain
chain
contain
din
in
in the main

Synonyms and antonyms of pin in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PIN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pin» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pin
affix · attach · bolt · brace · clip · constrain · fasten · fix · hold down · immobilize · join · nail · needle · peg · pinion · press · restrain · rod · safety pin · secure · staple · stick · tack

Translation of «pin» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PIN

Find out the translation of pin to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pin from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pin» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大头针
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alfiler
570 millions of speakers

English

pin
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पिन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دَبُّوس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

булавка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pino
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

épingle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stecknadel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ピン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

pin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ghim
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पिन करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

toplu iğne
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spillo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szpilka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шпилька
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bold
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καρφίτσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nål
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pinkode
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pin

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PIN»

The term «pin» is very widely used and occupies the 1.439 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PIN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pin

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10 QUOTES WITH «PIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pin.
1
Joan Allen
I'm hard to pin down. I tend to look different in films.
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Kurt Angle
The Olympics is not really about the sport, it's about the story behind the person. You keep the sport relatively simple to understand - let the fans understand that a takedown is 1 point, a turn is 2, a pin and the match is over. Keep it simple, and keep the story on the individual.
3
Frankie Avalon
Kids know me from their Grease DVD, so they instantly respond. You can hear a pin drop when I do my old songs.
4
Bipasha Basu
I'm active even on bad days; it's tough to pin me down. People ask me if I'm a morning or night person. I'm an all-the-time person. I like drinking coffee, but I do it with lots of milk because my energy levels are high even without caffeine. You could call me Obelix, except I don't have a belly.
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Candice Bergen
I didn't have a financial need, and I wasn't very gifted at relationships. I probably was more like what we think of boys as being: hard to pin down and wary of commitment.
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Henri Bergson
Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.
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Brigid Berlin
There are two things that I hate: getting up at 6 in the morning and making my bed. I'm as neat as a pin, but I will not make beds. Period. I don't care if I get into them and they're messy. I just don't care.
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Drew Bledsoe
The game against the Vikings back in my second year stands out. It was kind of a turnaround for us. It allowed us to make a run at the playoffs for the first time in quite a while. The memories are so many it's hard to pin one down.
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Orlando Bloom
A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking for someone to pin their dreams on. That doesn't make it any less weird though.
10
Roy Blount, Jr.
The more you try to pin a word down, the more you realize that it has its own cape, sword and little hat.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PIN»

Discover the use of pin in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pin and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Queen Pin
Now, in QUEEN PIN, written with New York Times bestselling author David Ritz, she reveals in gripping detail her journey of redemption that readers won't soon forget.
Jemeker Thompson-Hairston, David Ritz, 2010
2
Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture
From the writing to the reproductions, "Pin-up Grrrls" is eye-opening."--Joanna Frueh, performance artist and author of "Swooning Beauty: A Memoir of Pleasure"
Maria Elena Buszek, 2006
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Rumply Crumply Stinky Pin
FEATURES- Original black and white illustrations- About the Author and Illustrator information- Table of contents, index, glossary- Guaranteed sewn library binding and high quality paper- Accelerated Reader quizzes available Spring 2004
Laurence Anholt, 2004
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Infinite Words: Automata, Semigroups, Logic and Games
Infinite Words is the first manual devoted to this topic. Infinite Words explores all aspects of the theory, including Automata, Semigroups, Topology, Games, Logic, Bi-infinite Words, Infinite Trees and Finite Words.
Dominique Perrin, Jean-Éric Pin, 2004
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The Pin Drop Principle: Captivate, Influence, and ...
This book will help you identify and activate an equally clear sense of objective and intention for every communication in which you engage.
David Lewis, G. Riley Mills, 2012
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Structural Analysis : a Matrix Approach
7.1 INTRODUCTION A pin-jointed frame is a skeletal structure formed by the assembly of members which meet at pin joints. The pin joints do not ofTer any resistance to the changes in the angles between the members meeting at a joint.
Pandit, 2001
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Stay Alive, My Son
First published in 1987, the Cornell edition of Stay Alive, My Son includes an updated preface and epilogue by Pin Yathay and a new foreword by David Chandler, a world-renowned historian of Cambodia, who attests to the continuing value and ...
Pin Yathay, 2013
8
Diasporic Representations: Reading Chinese American Women's ...
Diasporic Representations examines the stratification of various diasporic subjectivities through a close reading of fiction by Chinese American women writers of different social and class backgrounds.
Pin-chia Feng, 2010
9
Mechanical Wear Fundamentals and Testing, Revised and Expanded
Pin-on-Disk Wear Test This is another configuration that has been used extensively to study wear and to rank materials. It is viewed as a general test that can be used to evaluate the sliding wear behavior of material pairs. Its correlation with an ...
Raymond G. Bayer, 2004
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The Push Pin graphic: a quarter century of innovative design ...
Founding member Seymour Chwast partners with key figures from the design community -- as well as co-founder Milton Glaser -- to provide a visual history of the studio by way of its signature publication, The Push Pin Graphic.
Seymour Chwast, Steven Heller, M. J. Venezky, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pin is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pin it in a Minute: DIY Fire Starter
According to a overthebigmoon.com pin on Pinterest, you can start prepping for your next camping trip just by doing your laundry with a ... «WSAW, Jul 15»
2
Why We're Still Years Away From Chip-And-PIN Credit Cards
NEW YORK (MainStreet) – You know those new chip-and-PIN credit and debit cards we're supposed to be using by October to reduce credit ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
3
When software encryption fails, use a PIN number
When software encryption controls come into question and hackers still find their way in, doesn't a physical PIN number and military grade ... «ComputerWeekly.com, Jul 15»
4
Organised plywood firms pin hopes on GST to improve market
Plywood manufacturers in the organised sector expect the rollout of the goods and services tax (GST) to boost their sales in a market ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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Pinterest For iOS Update Adds New Pin Button
Pinterest for iOS has been updated and the latest version of the app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch adds some new features. The new ... «Geeky Gadgets, Jul 15»
6
Google Maps Lets You Pin Down Your Favorite Places With Custom …
You can go ahead and pin down your friend's house and label it however you like or give your favorite eatery a local nickname. «Tech News Today, Jul 15»
7
Ocean County drug king pin sentenced to prison
The leader of a drug distribution ring in Ocean County was sentenced to prison Friday. Enzo Pena, 29, was arrested in March 2013 after officers ... «PhillyVoice.com, Jul 15»
8
New hybrid sport combines American football with ten-pin bowling
American entrepreneur Chris Hutt has invented a new sport, 'fowling', which combines elements of American football and ten-pin bowling. We think the name ... «JOE.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
"Bike for Mom” t-shirt and pin collection runs smoothly during weekend
BANGKOK, 26 July 2015 (NNT) - The collection of commemorative t-shirts and royal pins for the "Bike for Mom" participants at the Royal Thai Army Stadium ... «Thailand National News Bureau, Jul 15»
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Lucy Mecklenburgh works out in PIN CURLS as she brings a touch …
She wrote: "Saturday morning workout in my pin curls #fitness #healthybody." Well, when she looks that good we can't really fault her. Rex Lucy ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»

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