Translation: from spanish

on a whim

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  • 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 briskly.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whim gin — 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 briskly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whim shaft — 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 briskly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whim — [wım] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: whim wham decorative object, whim (16 19 centuries), of unknown origin] a sudden feeling that you would like to do or have something, especially when there is no important or good reason on a whim ▪ I didn t… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whim — whim·brel; whim; whim·per·ing·ly; whim·si·cal; whim·si·cal·i·ty; whim·sied; whim·sy wham·sy; whim·per; whim·sy; whim·si·cal·ly; whim·si·cal·ness; …   English syllables

  • Whim — or WHIM has various meanings:*the word , meaning #a temporary fancy or eccentricity; or #a capstan or drum with a vertical axle used in mining #a carriage. * Adventures of Wim , a book by George Cockroft, as Luke Rhinehart, reissued as Whim *WHIM …   Wikipedia

  • WHIM — could refer to:*WHIM (astrophysics), Warm Hot Intergalactic Medium *WHIM syndrome, Wart, Hypogammaglobulinemia, Infection, and Myelokathexis syndromeIn radio: *WHIM (AM), a radio station (1520 AM) licensed to Apopka, Florida, United States *WHIM… …   Wikipedia

  • whim — [ wım, hwım ] noun count a sudden feeling that you must have or do something. This word often suggests that what someone wants is not important: on a whim: On a whim, she decided to go away for the weekend. at someone s whim: Prisoners were… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whim|sy — «HWIHM zee», noun, plural sies, adjective. –n. 1. an odd or fanciful notion. SYNONYM(S): vagary, caprice. 2. odd or fanciful humor; quaintness: »“Alice in Wonderland” is full of whimsy. SYNONYM(S): drollery …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whim W'Him — is a Seattle dance company founded by Olivier Wevers in January 2009. The company’s name reflects Wevers’ love of spontaneity, experimentation, and artistic collaboration. Whim W Him was granted 501(c)3 status in the fall of 2009. The inaugural… …   Wikipedia

  • whim´si|cal|ness — whim|si|cal «HWIHM zuh kuhl», adjective. 1. full of whims; having many odd notions or fancies: »a whimsical person. However absurd the story may sound when thus reduced, Garnett is much too fine an artist to be whimsical (Newsweek). SYNONYM(S):… …   Useful english dictionary


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