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
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
twin, v.i. (obs.) to be parted in twain.—v.t. to part in twain: to deprive. [See next word.]
twin, n. a pair: one of two born at a birth: one very like another: a union of two similar crystals, or of two halves of one crystal holding a reversed position to each other, as if one had been turned half round about an axis (the twinning axis), perpendicular to a plane (the twinning plane), which is not for either a plane of symmetry.—adj. twofold, double: being one of two born at a birth: very like another: consisting of two parts nearly alike.—v.t. to couple, mate.—v.i. to be born at the same birth: to bring forth two at once: to be paired or suited:—pr.p. twin′ning; pa.p. twinned.—adj. Twin′-born, born at the same birth.—ns. Twin′-broth′er, one of two brothers who are twins; Twin′-flower, a slender, creeping evergreen—Linnæa borealis; Twin′ling.—adj. Twinned, produced at one birth: united.—ns. Twin′ning; Twin′-screw, a steam-vessel with two propellers on separate shafts; Twin′ship; Twin′-sis′ter, one of two sisters who are twins.—The Twins, the constellation Gemini. [A.S. getwinn, twinn, double—twí, two.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'TWIN' in Nouns Frequency: #1471
The numerical value of TWIN in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of TWIN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Adversity is the evil twin of reward.
Being a twin is like being born with a best friend.
When a twin dies, the survivor's spirit goes with her.
To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.
Doubt is a feeling too lonely to know that faith is its twin.
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Translations for TWIN
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- تَوْأَم, التوأمArabic
- bessóCatalan, Valencian
- близньцьOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- gefell, gefeillesWelsh
- Zwillings-, ZwillingGerman
- guacho, morocho, cuate, gemelo, cuache, jimagua, mellizo, guaresSpanish
- kaksois-, kahden hengen huone, parillinen, kaksos-, kaksonenFinnish
- twillingWestern Frisian
- leth-aonScottish Gaelic
- जुड़वाँ, यमजHindi
- marasa, jimoHaitian Creole
- pár, ikerHungarian
- gevell, gevellesCornish
- ລູກແຝດ, ຝາແຝດ, ແຝດLao
- бли́знаци, бли́знак, спарен, парен, удвоен, бли́значки, бли́значкаMacedonian
- tweelings-, tweelingDutch
- tvillingNorwegian Nynorsk
- naakishchíínNavajo, Navaho
- bliźniak, bliźniaczyPolish
- schumellin, schumellinaRomansh
- близня́шка, дво́йня, близне́цRussian
- близанац, blizanacSerbo-Croatian
- නිමුන්Sinhala, Sinhalese
- dvójčica, dvójčekSlovene
- แฝด, ลูกแฝดThai
- игезәк, игезTatar
- trẻ sinh đôiVietnamese
- jitelädan, telädan, hitelädanVolapük
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