chirne

chirne
obs. form of churn.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Churn — (ch[^u]rn), n. [OE. chirne, cherne, AS. ceren, cyrin; akin to D. karn, Dan. kierne. See {Churn}, v. t.] A vessel in which milk or cream is stirred, beaten, or otherwise agitated (as by a plunging or revolving dasher) in order to separate the oily …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • churn — churnable, adj. churnability, n. churner, n. /cherrn/, n. 1. a container or machine in which cream or milk is agitated to make butter. 2. any of various containers or machines similar in shape or action to a butter churn, as a device for mixing… …   Universalium

  • churn — [[t]tʃɜrn[/t]] n. 1) a container or machine in which cream or milk is agitated to make butter 2) any of various similar machines, as for mixing beverages 3) to agitate in order to make into butter: to churn cream[/ex] 4) to make (butter) by the… …   From formal English to slang

  • churn — [chʉrn] n. [ME chirne < OE cyrne; akin to cyrnel,KERNEL: with ref. to grainy appearance of churned cream] 1. a container or contrivance in which milk or cream is beaten, stirred, or shaken to form butter ☆ 2. the occurrence, ratio, or amount… …   English World dictionary

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