verb (used with object), twined, twin·ing.
verb (used without object), twined, twin·ing.
Origin of twine1
verb (used with or without object), twined, twin·ing. Scot.
Origin of twine2
Related Words for twinedtwist, enmesh, bend, wrap, curl, tangle, braid, interweave, undulate, spiral, interlace, entwine, encircle, splice, knit, weave, entangle, surround, plait, wind
Examples from the Web for twined
Historical Examples of twined
Above, below, the rose of snow, Twined with her blushing foe we spread.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
They were the younger sisters of the corn; they grew with the corn and twined about it.The Trail Book
It was twined of Olympic olive leaves and Apollo's own laurel.Buried Cities, Part 2
As Eric struggled with the sleeves of his coat, she twined her arms round his neck.The Education of Eric Lane
To tear out the weeds you would rend also the roots they twined among.The Prisoner
Word Origin for twine
Old English twin "double thread," from Proto-Germanic *twizna- (cf. Dutch twijn, Low German twern, German zwirn "twine, thread"), from the same root as twin (q.v.). The verb meaning "to twist strands together to form twine" is recorded from late 13c.; sense of "to twist around something" (as twine does) is recorded from c.1300. Related: Twined; twining.