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Whirl \Whirl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whirled; p. pr. & vb. n. Whirling.] [OE. whirlen, probably from the Scand.; cf. Icel. & Sw. hvirfla, Dan. hvirvle; akin to D. wervelen, G. wirbeln, freq. of the verb seen in Icel. hverfa to turn. [root]16. See Wharf, and cf. Warble, Whorl.] [1913 Webster]
To turn round rapidly; to cause to rotate with velocity; to make to revolve. [1913 Webster] He whirls his sword around without delay. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
To remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch; to harry. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] See, see the chariot, and those rushing wheels, That whirled the prophet up at Chebar flood. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The passionate heart of the poet is whirl'd into folly. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]



  • (UK): /wɜːld/, /w3:ld/ or /ʍɜːld/, /W3:ld/ (in Scottish English and some English accents)
  • (US): , /wɝld/, /w3`ld/ or , /ʍɝld/, /W3:`ld/ (in Scottish English and some English accents)
Rhymes with: -ɜː(r)ld



Whirled is the third game created by Three Rings Design. It was announced at the Game Developers Conference in 2007. It is currently in the Open Beta stage, with a scheduled release later in the year. The principle behind the game is that it will be a web-based social world for chat and games, similar to the Playstation 3 game Home. Where Whirled differs from other games of a similar genre is that much of the content will be user created, and one can even sell content in game for real money.


The Mini games are being constantly updated, with some player and some developer content. Games can fall under several categories such as Action/Arcade, Strategy, Racing (only game is "Underwhirled Drift"), Puzzle, Words, and Other. Whirled's most common games that award trophies and are popular are mainly:
  • "Underwhirled Drift" (Racing)
  • "Brawler Whirled" (Action/Arcade)
  • "Treehouse Defense" (Strategy)
  • "Paint Factory" (Puzzle)
  • "Tangleword" (Words)
  • "LOLCaptions" (Other)
  • "Laws and Disorder" (Card)
In multi-player mode, every game has a chat function, in which any player can talk to the people they are playing with. Trophies can also be unlocked if you meet the requirements. Every game has a leaderboard to rank top-scoring players as well.

Whirleds and Shop

Whirleds are names for chat rooms created either for friends or public groups. Any number of people can enter a Whirled to chat with others, and players can freely enter. When in a Whirled, the player has a look based on the avatar they are currently using. Many different avatars can be stored and chosen between, but only one can be used at a time. Every avatar has its own specific abilities and states. However, the default avatar, a piece of tofu, has little. Whirleds are completely customizable with anything available in the shop. Each account member has their own personal room, which is almost exactly the same as a Whirled, but only changeable by the owner of the room. The Shop of Whirled has everything needed to customize a room or Whirled with. Things found in the shop can fall under the categories of avatars, furniture, pets, decor, toys, games, music, videos and more. The prices of items in the shop are measured in money who's name hasn't been confirmed. Once something is bought, it can be immediately uploaded to a room or Whirled. Cheaper items are typically less effective, so money must be saved for better items.


You have the ability to upload your own creations to your account and later the Whirled catolog where people can buy it and you can make money. Anything can by uploaded under many categories. These include avatars, furniture, decor (what your room looks like), pets, toys, games (these directly link to the game lobby), music, photos, and videos. Anything can be uploaded as long as it isn't Copyright or Mature which can mean deletion of item. Music before it can be uploaded has to be converted to an mp3 file or else it won't work correctly, videos are uploaded similarly. Every thing else is mainly picture files which can be uploaded easily. You receive part of the profit of your creations once they are bought from the catolog. You can also add things which can others can not get only you.


Trophies can be unlocked by completing an achievement in a game that makes you worthy of an award. However, trophies are not available in every game. Friends are one of the most important part of the game. Friends are displayed on a list, in order of the most recent to be active. A friend's contact list, personal room, and profile will always be available, unless the person's room is locked. Each player also has a personal mailbox, which can be checked for any mail, such as trophies unlocked, friends made, or messages from others. Each member has their own level. You can gain levels by getting money which can be made by playing games or selling items in the catolog. Whirled is programmed in Adobe Flash, and will come with editing software packaged in the game at a later date.
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