verb (used with object), twinned, twin·ning.
verb (used without object), twinned, twin·ning.
- twilight state,
- twilight zone,
- twill weave,
- twin bed,
- twin bill,
- twin cities,
- twin falls,
- twin killing
Origin of twin1
verb (used with or without object), twinned, twin·ning. Scot.
Examples from the Web for twin
Twin buglers played “Taps” and three police helicopters flew overhead in the missing-man formation.
Twin girls, Greta and Grace, run around the floor in circles, wearing pink playsuits with tiny pink wings attached.
The twin entrepreneurs and stars of HGTV's Property Brothers will be taking your questions live on Tuesday, December 16 at 2pm.
Production companies he was working with discovered that he had a twin brother in the renovation industry.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Chinook vibrated with deeper and deeper groans until its twin engines managed to heave up our dead weight.
At All Souls he pointed out the seldom appreciated merits of Hawksmoor's twin towers.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation|Johan Huizinga
She went on with her account, Jack taking notes rapidly while her twin talked.The Four Corners in Japan|Amy Ella Blanchard
Juan Lepe saw plainly that that lavish and magnanimous person aboard the Consolacion would not meet here his twin.1492|Mary Johnston
The ring is constructed in twin or double hoops, one side being flat, the other convex.Finger-Ring Lore|William Jones
What costly sacrifices are offered every hour of the day and night to the twin idols.The Girl and Her Religion|Margaret Slattery
- either of two persons or things that are identical or very similar; counterpart
- (as modifier)twin carburettors
verb twins, twinning or twinned
- to create a reciprocal relation between (two towns in different countries); pair (a town) with another in a different country
- (intr)(of a town) to be paired with a town in a different country
Word Origin for twin
Old English twinn "consisting of two, twofold, double," probably ultimately from Proto-Germanic *twinjaz (cf. Old Norse tvinnr, Old Danish tvinling, Dutch tweeling, German zwillung), from PIE *dwisno- (cf. Latin bini "two each," Lithuanian dvynu "twins"), from *dwi- "double," from root *dwo- "two" (see two). The verb meaning "to combine two things closely" is recorded from late 14c. The noun developed from Old English getwinn "double."