a strong thread or string composed of two or more strands twisted together.
an act of twining, twisting, or interweaving.
a coiled or twisted object or part; convolution.
a twist or turn in anything.
a knot or tangle.
to twist (one strand, thread, or the like) with another; interlace.
to insert with a twisting or winding motion (usually followed by in or into): He twined his fingers in his hair.
to clasp or enfold (something) around something else; place by or as if by winding (usually followed by about, around, etc.): She twined her arms about the sculpture and carried it away.
to wind about something; twist itself in spirals (usually followed by about, around, etc.): Strangling vines twined about the tree.
to wind in a sinuous or meandering course.
- twine·a·ble, adjective
- twiner, noun
Other definitions for twine (2 of 2)
to separate; part.
- Also twin .
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How to use twine in a sentence
The empties then accumulated waiting to be recycled, held together with twine.Postcard From Thermal: Surviving the Climate Gap in Eastern Coachella Valley | by Elizabeth Weil and Mauricio Rodríguez Pons | August 17, 2021 | ProPublica
To date, twine’s events customers have included names like Microsoft, Amazon, Forrester and others, and the service is on track to do $1 million in bookings in 2021, the company says.Twine raises $3.3M to add networking features to virtual events | Sarah Perez | June 17, 2021 | TechCrunch
Coburn says twine has found a sweet spot with big corporate event programs.Twine raises $3.3M to add networking features to virtual events | Sarah Perez | June 17, 2021 | TechCrunch
Malina Busch’s gold-heavy abstraction on paper is bound in red twine so that it bends into three-dimensionality.In the galleries: Artists examine the divide between people and their surroundings | Mark Jenkins | May 14, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s a title that twines usefully with the John Grisham novel, if only to suggest that the British monarchy is both organized and a crime — at least to the hopes, sensibilities and perhaps even the survivability of its occupants.Before Harry and Meghan, the Windsor sisters stirred the pot. A new book delves into their story. | Louis Bayard | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Attaching food with skewers, toothpicks, fishing line, and twine.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship | Harley Morenstein | July 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It might be on a closet shelf or perhaps in the attic, wrapped tightly in thick twine.
twine dispenser: This is sort of a medium-advanced chef gift.
She had a small cardboard sign of her own hanging by some twine from her neck.
Henry Burns passed him the box, and with nervous fingers the banker broke the twine with which the boys had secured it.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
And I was fully dressed and it seemed as if all the tender parts of my body were tied up with twine.Jaffery | William J. Locke
When the twine that holds your two-piece Rod together has been thoroughly wet, then when dry, and before using it again, wax well.The Teesdale Angler | R Lakeland
The lad "broke" each of the four pistols, picked up a piece of twine and strung them together through each trigger-guard.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine | John Fox, Jr.
Landing nets round or square, are made of strong silk or best water twine cord.The Teesdale Angler | R Lakeland
British Dictionary definitions for twine
string made by twisting together fibres of hemp, cotton, etc
the act or an instance of twining
something produced or characterized by twining
a twist, coil, or convolution
a knot, tangle, or snarl
(tr) to twist together; interweave: she twined the wicker to make a basket
(tr) to form by or as if by twining: to twine a garland
(when intr, often foll by around) to wind or cause to wind, esp in spirals: the creeper twines around the tree
- twiner, noun
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