- A fanciful impulse, or whimsical idea
- Let every man enjoy his whim.
- (mining) 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
- French: lubie, caprice
- German: Laune, Grille, Marotte, Kaprize, Verrücktheit, wunderlicher Einfall
- Italian: capriccio, ghiribizzo, fantasia, stravaganza, stranezza, griccio, stramberia, grillo, uzzolo, sfizio, gnagnera
- Portuguese: inspiração, capricho
- Russian: капри́з
- Spanish: capricho, ventolera
whim (whims, present participle whimming; past and past participle whimmed)
- (rare, intransitive) To be seized with a whim; to be capricious.
whim (plural whims)
- A bird, the Eurasian wigeon.
- (astronomy) Initialism of warm-hot intergalactic medium