verb (used with object), twinned, twin·ning.
verb (used without object), twinned, twin·ning.
- twilight state,
- twilight zone,
- twill weave,
- twin bed,
- twin bill,
- twin cities,
- twin falls,
- twin killing
Origin of twin1
verb (used with or without object), twinned, twin·ning. Scot.
Examples from the Web for twins
I was pregnant, uncomfortably so, for the first time and with twins, due the following March.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For now, Sabrine continues her daily routine of visits to the protest camp, to political leaders and taking care of the twins.
The twins themselves, played beautifully by Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, are our inner voice and outer voice, says Condon.
The McCanns say they are desperately worried about the safety of their nine-year old twins who are often subjects of online abuse.Outed Madeleine McCann Troll Kills Herself. But Millions Live On Online.|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chanbua became pregnant with twins, one of whom was a boy with Down syndrome.
Mrs. Sieppe released Trina and started down the hall, the twins and Owgooste following.McTeague|Frank Norris
The twins held up their hands in amazement, "tcht-tcht-tchting" simultaneously.Bud|Neil Munro
The twins grow up healthy and strong; the king and queen die, and the bear comes to search for the twins.Zoological Mythology (Volume II)|Angelo de Gubernatis
In the story, the two brothers are twins so much alike that they cannot be told apart.The Boy's Book of New Inventions|Harry E. Maule
Oh-Pshaw smiled forgivingly and all was serene between the twins once more.The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit|Hildegard G. Frey
- 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."