Yarn (?), n. [OE. yarn, 'f4arn, AS. gearn; akin to D. garen, G., OHG., Icel., Sw., & Dan. garn; of uncertain origin. Cf. Cord.]
1. Spun wool; woolen thread; also, thread of other material, as of cotton, flax, hemp, or silk; material spun and prepared for use in weaving, knitting, manufacturing sewing thread, or the like.
2. (Rope Making) One of the threads of which the strands of a rope are composed.
3. A story told by a sailor for the amusement of his companions; a story or tale; as, to spin a yarn. [Colloq.]
The noun Yarn has 2 senses
1. thread, yarn -- a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
2. narration, recital, yarn -- the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant"
The verb Yarn has 1 senses
1. yarn -- tell or spin a yarn