Definition of "yarned" []

  • A continuous twisted strand of natural or synthetic fibres, used in weaving, knitting, etc (noun)
  • A long and often involved story or account, usually telling of incredible or fantastic events (noun)
  • To tell such a story or stories (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of yarn. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "yarned" in a sentence
  • "After it was over, Billy the indispensable removed the plates and washed up, and Norah and her father sat by the fire and "yarned" in the cool dusk."
  • "The two old soldiers were talking amicably enough, as all old soldiers do, but they "yarned," as all old soldiers do, and though they talked from Baltimore to Philadelphia, and from Philadelphia to New York, their conversation was lost on me, for my thoughts went back into my own past, and two pictures came up to me from the time of the war."
  • "My salmon boat was a-soak, but in the snug cabin of the sloop dry blankets and a dry bunk were mine; and we lay and smoked and yarned of old days, while overhead the wind screamed through the rigging and taut halyards drummed against the mast."
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