What does TWIN mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twin(noun)

    either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy

  2. Gemini, Twin(noun)

    (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini

  3. Twin, Twin Falls(noun)

    a waterfall in the Snake River in southern Idaho

  4. counterpart, similitude, twin(adj)

    a duplicate copy

  5. duplicate, matching, twin(a), twinned(verb)

    being two identical

  6. twin, duplicate, parallel(verb)

    duplicate or match

    "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"

  7. 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"

  8. twin(verb)

    grow as twins

    "twin crystals"

  9. twin(verb)

    give birth to twins


  1. twin(Noun)

    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.

  2. twin(Noun)

    Either of two similar or closely related objects, entities etc.

  3. twin(Noun)

    A room in a hotel, guesthouse, etc. with two beds; a twin room

  4. twin(Noun)

    A twin size mattress or a bed designed for such a mattress.

  5. twin(Noun)

    A twin crystal.

  6. twin(Noun)

    Forming a pair of twins.

    the twin boys

  7. twin(Noun)

    Forming a matched pair.

    twin socks

  8. twin(Verb)

    To separate, divide.

  9. twin(Verb)

    To split, part; to go away, depart.

  10. twin(Verb)

    To join, unite; to form links between (now especially of two places in different countries).

  11. twin(Verb)

    To give birth to twins.

  12. Origin: twinn, earlier getwinn, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twin(adj)

    being one of two born at a birth; as, a twin brother or sister

  2. Twin(adj)

    being one of a pair much resembling one another; standing the relation of a twin to something else; -- often followed by to or with

  3. Twin(adj)

    double; consisting of two similar and corresponding parts

  4. Twin(adj)

    composed of parts united according to some definite law of twinning. See Twin, n., 4

  5. Twin(noun)

    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

  6. Twin(noun)

    a sign and constellation of the zodiac; Gemini. See Gemini

  7. Twin(noun)

    a person or thing that closely resembles another

  8. Twin(noun)

    a compound crystal composed of two or more crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with reference to each other

  9. Twin(verb)

    to bring forth twins

  10. Twin(verb)

    to be born at the same birth

  11. Twin(verb)

    to cause to be twins, or like twins in any way

  12. Twin(verb)

    to separate into two parts; to part; to divide; hence, to remove; also, to strip; to rob

  13. Twin(verb)

    to depart from a place or thing


  1. Twin

    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

  1. Twin

    twin, v.i. (obs.) to be parted in twain.—v.t. to part in twain: to deprive. [See next word.]

  2. Twin

    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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TWIN' in Nouns Frequency: #1471


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TWIN in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TWIN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Adversity is the evil twin of reward.

  2. Tricia Marrapodi (1968-2008):

    Being a twin is like being born with a best friend.

  3. Kelly Marrapodi-Munsell (1968-2011):

    When a twin dies, the survivor's spirit goes with her.

  4. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron:

    To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.

  5. Khalil Gibran, The Prophet:

    Doubt is a feeling too lonely to know that faith is its twin.

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