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whims, plural;
  1. A sudden desire or change of mind, esp. one that is unusual or unexplained
    • - she bought it on a whim
    • - he appeared and disappeared at whim
  2. A windlass for raising ore or water from a mine


  1. caprice: a sudden desire; "he bought it on an impulse"
  2. notion: an odd or fanciful or capricious idea; "the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories"; "he had a whimsy about flying to the moon"; "whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it"
  3. WTLN (950 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Religious format. Licensed to Orlando, Florida, USA, it serves the greater Orlando area. The station is currently owned by Salem Communications.
  4. The warm-hot intergalactic medium (WHIM) refers to a sparse, hot gas which is believed by cosmologists to exist in the spaces between galaxies and to contain 40-50% of the baryons (that is, 'normal matter' which exists as atoms and molecules, in contrast to dark matter) in the universe at the ...
  5. WHIM (1110 AM, "WHIM Country") was a radio station licensed to serve the community of East Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
  6. A whim is a capstan or drum with a vertical axle used in mining for hauling materials to the surface.
  7. (Whims) The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS, known as SIMDUT, Système d'information sur les matières dangereuses utilisées au travail in French, Canada's other national language) is Canada's national workplace hazard communication standard. ...
  8. A fanciful impulse, or whimsical idea; A large capstan or vertical drum turned by horse power or steam power, for raising ore or water, etc., from mines, or for other purposes
  9. (WHIMS) Women's Health Initiative Memory Study
  10. a mine worker who operated winding gear to raise and lower men and equipment.
  11. Sudden thought or wish to do something