either of two children or animals brought forth at a birth.
either of two persons or things closely related to or closely resembling each other.
Also called hemitrope. Crystallography. a compound crystal consisting of two or more parts or crystals definitely oriented each to the other; macle.
Twins, Astronomy, Astrology. the constellation or sign of Gemini.
being a twin or twins: twin sisters.
being two persons or things closely related to or closely resembling each other.
to furnish a counterpart to or a replica of; match.
Informal. to divide or convert into two, parts, similar items, etc.: The old movie palace will be twinned, making two smaller theaters.
Informal. to link or combine with: The new grocery store is twinned with a restaurant.
Crystallography. to form into a twin.
Obsolete. to give birth to as twins.
to give birth to twins.
to be paired or coupled.
to match or resemble someone or something in a specific way, and to acknowledge this resemblance: They are twinning so hard right now.Check out these photos of moms and daughters twinning!
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How to use twin in a sentence
Wanda had been missing her twin brother throughout the season, setting up a possible reunion in the alternate reality she has created for herself in “WandaVision,” where she has proven to be immensely powerful.Is ‘WandaVision’s’ surprise cameo a bit of trickery, or a mutant master stroke? | David Betancourt | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
He said he’ll treasure the limited time she spent with his 1-year-old twin boys, Noah and Matias.
At the time, three friends — an 18-year-old man and 19-year-old twin sisters — were hanging signs in the trail area, according to court documents filed by Maryland-National Capital Park Police and an earlier interview with the 18-year-old.Bethesda bike-trail assailant receives probation for attack in flier-snatching case | Dan Morse | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Identical twins may not be exact copies at the DNA level after all.Some identical twins don’t have the exact same DNA | Tina Hesman Saey | January 22, 2021 | Science News For Students
Four Maryland players, including twins Matt and Ben Di Rosa, are draft eligible but could end up playing for the Terrapins this spring.College players, in a year jumbled by the pandemic, prepare for the MLS draft amid uncertainty | Steven Goff | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
twin buglers played “Taps” and three police helicopters flew overhead in the missing-man formation.
Target was established in 1962 by the Dayton brothers as a discount offshoot of their eponymous twin Cities department store.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
This hurly-burly,” said he, drawing her into a quiet eddy of the stream, “is no place for the communion of two twin souls.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
The twin whirlpools threatened the affrightened mariner on either side.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Through the rear window, Delancy saw twin swords of light from the lamps of another car not so far behind them.
Matt listened to the steady hum of the Comet's twin cylinders with an exultation he could not conceal.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
My cousin Philip will believe now that he might be my brothermy twin brotherbut that he appears older than he is.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
British Dictionary definitions for twin
either of two persons or animals conceived at the same time
either of two persons or things that are identical or very similar; counterpart
(as modifier): twin carburettors
Also called: macle a crystal consisting of two parts each of which has a definite orientation to the other
to pair or be paired together; couple
(intr) to bear twins
(intr) (of a crystal) to form into a twin
(intr) archaic to be born as a twin
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
- twinning, noun
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Scientific definitions for twin
One of two offspring born of a single gestation. Identical twins result from the division of a fertilized egg. Fraternal twins result from the fertilization of two separate eggs at the same time.
A crystal structure consisting of two intergrown crystals that are mirror images of each other. Mineral twins can form as result of defective crystal growth in response to stress from rock deformation or during magma cooling.
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