Origin of twinned
verb (used with object), twinned, twin·ning.
verb (used without object), twinned, twin·ning.
Origin of twin1
verb (used with or without object), twinned, twin·ning. Scot.
Examples from the Web for twinned
A twinned, imagined narrative of a fictitious Fidel Castro and a Miami exile intent on assassinating him.
When these supportive parts also are twinned in a guy with three nuts, the entire package of packages may work normally.Man on Reddit Shows Off His Three Testicles. Have We Seen It All?|Kent Sepkowitz|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Twinned crystals are not uncommon, and there is a distinct cleavage parallel to the face marked b in the figure.
Calcite is also remarkable for the variety and perfection of its twinned crystals.
The world that is, and the world that is not, twinned in time and in power!
Four cells from dried Onion-peel, each holding a crystal of different shape, one of them twinned.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
Love and passion are so twinned in some hours of life that one cannot distinguish in himself the one from the other.Told in a French Garden|Mildred Aldrich
- 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."