Meaning of TWIN in English

TWIN

transcription, транскрипция: [ twɪn ]

( twins, twinning, twinned)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

If two people are twins , they have the same mother and were born on the same day.

Sarah was looking after the twins...

She had a twin brother and a younger brother.

N-COUNT : oft N n

2.

Twin is used to describe a pair of things that look the same and are close together.

...the twin spires of the cathedral.

...the world’s largest twin-engined aircraft.

ADJ : ADJ n

3.

Twin is used to describe two things or ideas that are similar or connected in some way.

...the twin concepts of liberty and equality...

ADJ : ADJ n

4.

When a place or organization in one country is twinned with a place or organization in another country, a special relationship is formally established between them. ( BRIT )

Five Polish banks are to be twinned with counterparts in Western Europe...

The borough is twinned with Kasel in Germany.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed with n , V-ed

5.

Twin towns or cities are twinned with each other. ( BRIT; in AM, use sister cities )

This led Zagreb’s twin town, Mainz, to donate £70,000-worth of high-quality equipment.

ADJ : ADJ n

6.

see also identical twin , Siamese twin

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