Definition for twin-room (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), twinned, twin·ning.
verb (used without object), twinned, twin·ning.
Origin of twin1
British Dictionary definitions for twin-room
- 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
Word Origin and History for twin-room
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."