Meaning of TWIN in English


twin 1

/twin/ , n., adj., v., twinned, twinning .


1. either of two children or animals brought forth at a birth.

2. either of two persons or things closely related to or closely resembling each other.

3. See twin bed .

4. Also called twin room . a type of hotel accommodation with twin beds, for occupancy by two persons. Cf. double (def. 13).

5. Also called hemitrope . Crystall. a compound crystal consisting of two or more parts or crystals definitely oriented each to the other; macle.

6. Twins , Astron., Astrol. the constellation or sign of Gemini.


7. being a twin or twins: twin sisters.

8. being two persons or things closely related to or closely resembling each other.

9. being one of a pair; identical: a twin bracelet; a twin peak.

10. consisting of two similar parts or elements joined or connected: a twin vase.

11. Bot. , Zool. occurring in pairs; didymous.

12. Crystall. of the nature of a twin; hemitrope.

13. twofold or double.


14. to bring together in close relationship; pair; couple.

15. to furnish a counterpart to or a replica of; match.

16. Informal. to divide or convert into two, parts, similar items, etc.: The old movie palace will be twinned, making two smaller theaters.

17. Informal. to link or combine with: The new grocery store is twinned with a restaurant.

18. Crystall. to form into a twin.

19. Obs. to give birth to as twins.


20. to give birth to twins.

21. to be paired or coupled.

[ bef. 900; ME; OE twinn (adj.), getwinn (n. and adj.); akin to OFris twine, ON tvinnr double, Goth twaihnai ]

twin 2

/twin/ , v.t., v.i., twinned, twinning . Scot.

twine 2 .

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