What does twine mean?

Definitions for twine
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. string, twine(verb)

    a lightweight cord

  2. intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace(verb)

    spin,wind, or twist together

    "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts"

  3. wind, wrap, roll, twine(verb)

    arrange or or coil around

    "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"

  4. twine(verb)

    make by twisting together or intertwining

    "twine a rope"

  5. twist, twine, distort(verb)

    form into a spiral shape

    "The cord is all twisted"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twine(noun)

    a twist; a convolution

  2. Twine(noun)

    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

  3. Twine(noun)

    the act of twining or winding round

  4. Twine(noun)

    to twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen

  5. Twine(noun)

    to wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body

  6. Twine(noun)

    to wind about; to embrace; to entwine

  7. Twine(noun)

    to change the direction of

  8. Twine(noun)

    to mingle; to mix

  9. Twine(verb)

    to mutually twist together; to become mutually involved

  10. Twine(verb)

    to wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander

  11. Twine(verb)

    to turn round; to revolve

  12. Twine(verb)

    to ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine

Freebase

  1. 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

  1. Twine

    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.]

  2. Twine

    twīn, a variant of twin, to separate.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. twine

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of twine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of twine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Images & Illustrations of twine

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