Meaning of TWIN in English

TWIN

(~s, ~ning, ~ned)

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

1.

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

Sarah was looking after the ~s...

She had a ~ 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 ~ spires of the cathedral.

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

ADJ: ADJ n

3.

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

...the ~ concepts of liberty and equality...

ADJ: ADJ n

4.

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

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

The borough is ~ned with Kasel in Germany.

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

5.

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

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

ADJ: ADJ n

6.

see also identical ~ , Siamese ~

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