branchlet, twig, sprig(verb)
a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
branch out in a twiglike manner
"The lightning bolt twigged in several directions"
catch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it(verb)
understand, usually after some initial difficulty
"She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"
to twitch; to pull; to tweak
to understand the meaning of; to comprehend; as, do you twig me?
to observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover
a small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size
to beat with twigs
A twig is a small thin terminal branch of a woody plant. The buds on the twig are an important diagnostic characteristic, as are the abscission scars where the leaves have fallen away. The color, texture, and patterning of the twig bark are also important, in addition to the thickness and nature of any pith of the twig. There are two types of twig, vegetative twigs and fruiting spurs. Fruiting spurs are specialized twigs that generally branch off the sides of branches and leading twigs, and are stubby and slow-growing, with many annular ring markings from seasons past. The age and rate of growth of a twig can be determined by counting the winter terminal bud scale scars, or annular ring marking, down the length of the twig.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
twig, n. a small shoot or branch of a tree: a divining-rod.—v.i. to be active.—adjs. Twig′gen (Shak.), covered with osier; Twig′gy, abounding in twigs or shoots; Twig′some, full of twigs. [A.S. twíg—twí-, double; Ger. zweig.]
twig, v.t. (slang) to observe narrowly: to understand.—v.i. to understand, see. [Prob. Ir. tuigim, discern; cf. Gael. tuig, understand.]
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The numerical value of TWIG in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of TWIG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
As the twig is bent the tree inclines.
I do not want to dieuntil I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the see that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.
I do not want to die... until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.
I do not want to die. . . until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.
Have you ever seen an inchworm crawl up a leaf or a twig, and then, clinging to the very end, revolve in the air, feeling for something, to reach something That's like me. I am trying to find something out there beyond the place on which I have footing.
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- сыбыҡ, ботаҡBashkir
- галінка, галіна́Belarusian
- вейка, клонкаBulgarian
- mitkriegen, Zweig, mitbekommen, checkenGerman
- vara, ramita, ramillaSpanish
- ترکه, ازگPersian
- entraver, brindille, capterFrench
- meanglan, bioran, sprios, òganach, slat, ògan, tuig, geugScottish Gaelic
- ramoscello, vergaItalian
- 小枝, 気づく, 枝Japanese
- susigaudyti, šakelė, suvokti, šaka, įsisąmonintiLithuanian
- kōetoeto, tākupuMāori
- vargă, rămurică, nuia, rămurea, smiceaRomanian
- смекнуть, ветка, догадаться, веточка, просечьRussian
- vejka, вејка, grančica, гранчицаSerbo-Croatian
- kvist, greppa, fattaSwedish
- галузка, гілка, гілочкаUkrainian
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