Meaning of TWIN in English


I. noun


a twin bedroom (= with two single beds )

Do you prefer a double or a twin bedroom?

a twin brother

Luke and his twin brother Sam went everywhere together.

a twin city British English (= one that has a special relationship with a similar town in another country )

Strasbourg is Leicester's twin city in France.

a twin sister

He is devoted to his twin sister.

conjoined twins

fraternal twin

identical twin

Siamese twin

twin bed

twin-bedded rooms

twin beds (= two single beds in a room )

Twin Towers, the

twin town

Oxford’s twin town is Bonn.




Surprisingly, identical twins rarely arise from the separation into two cells at the two-cell stage.

But how do these studies explain identical twins who are not identical for alcoholism?

Seeing double - identical twins , Georgina and Rachel Spruce 20, from Walsall.

If one identical twin is gay, the chances that his brother is also gay are 50 percent.

Enlarged ventricles have been found in an identical twin who develops schizophrenia, compared to the one who does not.

Fed on different diets, two identical twins will grow to different heights.

If the process goes on for long enough, all the members of a line become, in effect, identical twins .

Although the brothers are identical twins , they have quite different temperaments.


The monozygotic twin material consisted of both concordant and discordant twin pairs, and some unpaired healthy twins.

Each ewe received one set of the monozygotic twins .

It has proved very accurate; in monozygotic twins a correct classification is obtained in 99% as verified by serological methods.

These reports indicate concordance rates of over 50% for monozygotic twin pairs compared with under 10% for dizygotic twins.

It has been reported that the concordance rate for peptic ulcer in monozygotic twins is greater than in dizygotic twins.


Afternoons, I convalesce, play patience, match-make a court of Siamese twins .

We were technically that rarity, Siamese twins .

Eileen Delaney has five cats in all ... including Pickle's Siamese twin Branston.

Close as bloody Siamese twins they were.


I never realized that you and Sammy were twins.

Joey's my twin .

Noelle and Craig are fraternal twins.

Sally and her twin sister still spend a lot of time together now that they are adults.

There have been a lot of interesting studies done on identical twins separated at birth.

They look enough like each other to be twins.


But for identical twins - who share the same genes - it rockets to 45 percent if one twin is already divorced.

Evidence supporting a genetic component to predisposition comes mainly from a large study of 15924 male twin pairs.

Identical twins, clearly, are far more concordant in general than are fraternal twins.

Split twins, passionate, dramatic, vicious, intelligent.

The twins stood over it, stirring the last embers with their feet.

They take him, his brother Malachy, 3, and the twins, 1.

II. adjective




He was staring at the twin beds .

Stairs lead to where the children will be sequestered and it has twin beds and its own bathroom, thank goodness.

Surkov and I sprawled on the twin beds .

They slept in twin beds in the front bedroom of 93 Mafeking Street.

She did not go to the room with the twin beds but to the single room with the sloping ceiling.

Tamar was lying on one of the twin beds wearing a pair of silk lounging pyjamas.

Twenty heated minutes later he collapsed on to his twin bed , and turned on the telly.

There were twin beds and a pair of good-sized windows overlooking the street.


The twin bedrooms are airy, spacious and comfortably furnished.

Some twin bedrooms which will have a balcony and sea view are available at a supplement.

Six central apartments are four bedded, with two twin bedrooms , each opening on to the balcony.

All the simple bedrooms have telephone and twin bedrooms have a balcony.

Prices based on 4 persons in an apartment with one twin bedroom or 6 persons in an apartment with two twin bedrooms.

The twin bedrooms have a balcony.


My twin brother appeared by the age of about ten to have some hearing loss.

These twin brothers were Giants, but they did not look like the monsters of old.

I have a twin brother and it seemed that he was allowed to do all the things I wasn't.

Some may find him placing far too much emphasis on the impact of his alcoholic parents and stillborn twin brother , Jesse.

He gave his name as Robin Ganguly, his twin brother .

He has a twin brother named Arthur, who is also 126 at the university here.

Here he is aged 15 with twin brother Mark, who's a normal size.

Both his parents and his younger twin brothers died several years ago.


Herculaneum, the twin city to Pompeii, suffered a similar fate but has proved more difficult to excavate.

After its turbid passage through the twin cities the Ankh could have been one of them.


They had twin daughters and two sons.


Style in Washington hangs from the twin pillars of conservatism and political correctness.

The issues of validity and reliability are the twin pillars that prove research to be only mediocre or outstanding.


Prices are based on two people sharing a twin room with private facilities.

Half board prices are based on twin rooms which can take two extra sofa beds.

All of the twin rooms and most of the singles have an en-suite shower/WC.

All the twin rooms are comfortable, and all overlook the attractive courtyard.

Bedrooms have telephone and twin rooms have a balcony.

Some twin rooms have a balcony.

Around 32 people can stay there at any one time in multi-bedded or twin rooms .

Many twin rooms will take an extra put-you-up bed for a child under 11.


Sheer panic: Accused describes the barn fire that killed twin sisters .

Maryellen is the twin sister of a woman Manny had gone out with over ten years ago in New York.

Mr Goldring said that after Becky died her twin sister Katie was brought into the hospital purely for observation.

My twin sister is a nurse and I suppose all the blood and thunder of things took me a different way.

You - both of you - must have know that a twin sister could be the saving of her life!

I had a twin sister I might never have known about.

Muhammad Reza was timid, even gentle and self-questioning, quite unlike his twin sister , Ashraf.

But I hadn't considered the implications of a twin sister on Donna's illness.


The original station in Colombo had twin towers which housed the first and second-class booking offices at their bases.

Kuala Lumpur has twin towers that are the tallest buildings in the world.

Approach the old quarter from any direction, and the twin towers of the baroque cathedral dominate.

The façade has twin towers of which the spires were added in the 1860s.

It was built as a side station with twin towers flanking the train-shed.

The Church of S. Servaas has a Romanesque east end with apse and twin towers .

And Port Vale are set to take around 22,000 fans to the twin towers for the second time in a week.

The s façade facing the square with its twin towers is decorated with sculptures by A. Braun.


The initiative is part of Durham's appeal for food and medical aid for the county's twin town of Kostroma.

Tavernier, who is a native Lyon, Birmingham's twin town , has had a life long love affair with cinema.

Bolton and Le Mans are also twin towns of similar size and character.

A choir is raising money to fund a trip to Reutlingen, twin town of Ellesmere Port and Neston.


twin towers

a PC with twin disk drives

I asked for a room with twin beds.

the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul

the new twin bridges over the river Clyde


All bedrooms are twin with private bathroom; some with a balcony.

He was staring at the twin beds.

It was Michael who introduced me to his twin brother Milton.

Some twin bedrooms which will have a balcony and sea view are available at a supplement.

The twin problems of ecological and individualist fallacies occur when inferences are drawn about one level of analysis using evidence from another.

When I first saw them I thought they were twin girls.

III. verb




The East Lothian town has been twinned with Champigny-sur-Marne for more than 30 years.

Further information can be obtained from town twinning officer Wendy Pickles on 051-666 2121 ext 4544.

Lowestoft is a town twinned with nowhere, although it is considering a suicide pact with Basildon.

He has always had a keen interest in town twinning activities, particularly between Middlesbrough and Oberhausen.

Details are available from town twinning officer Michelle Le-Neveu on Darlington.


None the less we are twinned with a small town in Hampshire with which we have no real connection.

The East Lothian town has been twinned with Champigny-sur-Marne for more than 30 years.

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