Definitions for twine
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word twine.
a lightweight cord
intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, laceverb
spin,wind, or twist together
"intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts"
wind, wrap, roll, twineverb
arrange or or coil around
"roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
make by twisting together or intertwining
"twine a rope"
twist, twine, distortverb
form into a spiral shape
"The cord is all twisted"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
Not any damsel, which her vaunteth most
In skilful knitting of soft silken twine. Edmund Spenser.
A pointed sword hung threat’ning o’er his head,
Sustain’d but by a slender twine of thread. Dryden.
Nor all the gods beside
Longer dare abide,
Not Typhon huge ending in snaky twine. John Milton.
Welcome joy and feast,
Braid your locks with rosy twine,
Dropping odours, dropping wine. John Milton.
The vine to ivy bears, but with am’rous twine
Clasps the tall elm. Philips.
Etymology: twinan , Saxon; twynan, Dutch.
Thou shalt make an hanging of blue, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework. Exod. xxvi. 36.
By original lapse, true liberty
Is lost, which always with right reason dwells,
Twin’d, and from her hath no dividual being. John Milton.
Lumps of sugar lose themselves, and twine
Their subtile essence with the soul of wine. Richard Crashaw.
Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine,
The victor cry’d, the glorious prize is mine! Alexander Pope.
Friends now fast sworn, who twine in love
Unseparable, shall, within this hour,
On a dissension of a doit, break out
To bitterest enmity. William Shakespeare.
As rivers, though they bend and twine,
Still to the sea their course incline.
Or as philosophers who find
Some fav’rite system to their mind,
In ev’ry point to make it fit,
Will force all nature to submit. Jonathan Swift.
The deer rustles thro’ the twining brake. James Thomson.
Twine is a strong thread, light string or cord composed of two or more thinner strands twisted, and then twisted together (plied). The strands are plied in the opposite direction to that of their twist, which adds torsional strength to the cord and keeps it from unravelling. This process is sometimes called reverse wrap. The same technique used for making twine is also used to make thread, which is thinner, yarn, and rope, which is stronger and thicker, generally with three or more strands. Natural fibres used for making twine include wool, cotton, sisal, jute, hemp, henequen, paper, and coir. A variety of synthetic fibres are also used. Twine is a popular substance used in modern-day crafting.
Twine is a strong string or cord made by twisting together strands of natural or synthetic fibers. It is commonly used for tying, binding or wrapping various objects. Its versatility allows for uses in numerous activities such as gardening, cooking, crafting, and packaging.
a twist; a convolution
a strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string
the act of twining or winding round
to twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen
to wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body
to wind about; to embrace; to entwine
to change the direction of
to mingle; to mix
to mutually twist together; to become mutually involved
to wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander
to turn round; to revolve
to ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine
Twine is a light string or strong thread composed of two or more smaller strands or yarns twisted together. More generally, the term can be applied to a cord. Natural fibres used for making twine include cotton, sisal, jute, hemp, henequen, and coir. A variety of synthetic fibres may also be used.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
twīn, n. a cord composed of two or more threads twisted together: a twist: an intertwining.—v.t. to wind, as two threads together: to twist together: to wind about: to encircle: to blend, intermingle.—v.i. to unite closely: to bend: to make turns: to ascend spirally round a support.—ns. Twine′-hold′er, a case for holding a ball of twine to be unwinded as required; Twī′ner, one who, or that which, twines.—adj. Twī′ning, twisting, winding.—adv. Twī′ningly. [A.S. twín, double-thread (Dut. twijn)—twí-, double.]
twīn, a variant of twin, to separate.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A kind of strong thread used in sail-making; it is of two kinds: extra, for sewing the seams; and ordinary, for the bolt-ropes. (See WHIPPING-TWINE.) Irish twine or thumb-line, like nettles, is worked by the fingers from fine yarns drawn from bolt-rope.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Twine is ranked #23333 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Twine surname appeared 1,091 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Twine.
64.8% or 708 total occurrences were Black.
29.6% or 323 total occurrences were White.
3.3% or 36 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.8% or 20 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of twine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of twine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
We look at how it’s twisted. Is it twisted versus braided? We are trying to look at how many strands does it have, its twine diameter, mesh stretch size.
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Translations for twine
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- provázek, motouz, provázáníCzech
- sejlgarn, snorDanish
- schlingen, KordelGerman
- پیچ گوشتیPersian
- torsion, ficelle, convolutionFrench
- ruóg, sníomhIrish
- snìomhScottish Gaelic
- tuaina, miro, kanoiMāori
- tłʼóółNavajo, Navaho
- бечёвка, шпагат, скручивание, обвиваться, виться, сплетениеRussian
- säcksnöre, bindtråd, bindgarnSwedish
- جڑواں بچےUrdu
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