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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
twintwɪn(n.; adj.; v.)twinned, twin•ning.
(n.)either of two children or animals brought forth at a birth.
Category: Developmental Biology
either of two persons or things closely related to or closely resembling each other.
a compound crystal consisting of two or more parts or crystals definitely oriented each to the other; macle.
Category: Astronomy, Astrology
Ref: Gemini (def. 1). 1
(adj.)being a twin or twins:
being two persons or things closely related to or closely resembling each other.
being one of a pair; identical.
consisting of two similar parts or elements joined or connected:
a twin vase.
Zool., Bot. occurring in pairs; didymous.
Category: Botany, Zoology
of the nature of a twin crystal.
twofold or double.
(v.t.)to bring together in close relationship; pair; couple.
to furnish a counterpart to; match.
Obs. to give birth to as twins.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.i.)to give birth to twins.
to be paired or coupled.
Origin of twin:
bef. 900; ME; OE (ge)twinn; akin to OFris twīne, ON tvinnr double, Go twaihnai two each (akin to twi -, two )
either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
Twin, Twin Falls(noun)
a waterfall in the Snake River in southern Idaho
counterpart, similitude, twin(adj)
a duplicate copy
duplicate, matching, twin(a), twinned(verb)
being two identical
twin, duplicate, parallel(verb)
duplicate or match
"The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"
match, mate, couple, pair, twin(verb)
bring two objects, ideas, or people together
"This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
grow as twins
give birth to twins
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
one of two human babies born at the same time
They found out they're having twins.
twins who look exactly alike
a twin bed
They have twin boys/girls.; her twin brother/sister
Either of two people (or, less commonly, animals) who shared the same uterus at the same time; one who was born at the same birth as a sibling.
Either of two similar or closely related objects, entities etc.
A room in a hotel, guesthouse, etc. with two beds; a twin room
A twin size mattress or a bed designed for such a mattress.
A twin crystal.
Forming a pair of twins.
the twin boys
Forming a matched pair.
To separate, divide.
To split, part; to go away, depart.
To join, unite; to form links between (now especially of two places in different countries).
To give birth to twins.
Origin: twinn, earlier getwinn, from .
being one of two born at a birth; as, a twin brother or sister
being one of a pair much resembling one another; standing the relation of a twin to something else; -- often followed by to or with
double; consisting of two similar and corresponding parts
composed of parts united according to some definite law of twinning. See Twin, n., 4
one of two produced at a birth, especially by an animal that ordinarily brings forth but one at a birth; -- used chiefly in the plural, and applied to the young of beasts as well as to human young
a sign and constellation of the zodiac; Gemini. See Gemini
a person or thing that closely resembles another
a compound crystal composed of two or more crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with reference to each other
to bring forth twins
to be born at the same birth
to cause to be twins, or like twins in any way
to separate into two parts; to part; to divide; hence, to remove; also, to strip; to rob
to depart from a place or thing
A twin is one of two offspring produced in the same pregnancy. Twins can either be monozygotic, meaning that they develop from one zygote that splits and forms two embryos, or dizygotic meaning that they develop from two eggs, each fertilized by separate sperm cells. In contrast, a fetus which develops alone in the womb is called a singleton, and the general term for one offspring of a multiple birth is multiple.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'TWIN' in Nouns Frequency: #1471
Translations for TWIN
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
one of two children or animals born of the same mother at the same time
She gave birth to twins; (also adjective) They have twin daughters.
- gémeoPortuguese (BR)
- der Zwilling; Zwillings-...German
- tvilling; tvillinge-Danish
- بچه دوقلوFarsi
- blizanac, dvojakCroatian
- بچه دوقلوPersian
- دوه ګونیPashto
- близнец; двойняшкаRussian
- ikiz, ikizlerden biriTurkish
- 孿生兒之一，雙胞胎(動物)之一Chinese (Trad.)
- близнюк; близняUkrainian
- جڑواں، توامUrdu
- con sinhđôiVietnamese
- 孪生儿之一，双胞胎（动物）之一Chinese (Simp.)
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