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twin

 (twĭn)
n.
1. One of two offspring born at the same birth.
2. One of two identical or similar people, animals, or things; a counterpart.
3. twins Mineralogy Two interwoven crystals that are mirror images of each other.
4. A twin bed.
adj.
1. Being two or one of two offspring born at the same birth: twin sisters.
2. Being two or one of two identical or similar people, animals, or things: twin cities; a twin bed.
3. Botany Of or relating to structures, such as flowers, that occur in pairs.
4. Consisting of two identical or similar parts: a twin lamp fixture.
5. Being of a size that will fit a twin bed: twin sheets.
v. twinned, twin·ning, twins
v.intr.
1.
a. To give birth to twins.
b. Archaic To be one of twin offspring.
2. To be paired or coupled.
v.tr.
1. To pair or couple.
2. To provide a match or counterpart to.

[Middle English, from Old English twinn, twofold; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

twin

(twɪn)
n
1. (Biology)
a. either of two persons or animals conceived at the same time
b. (as modifier): a twin brother. See also identical3, fraternal3
2.
a. either of two persons or things that are identical or very similar; counterpart
b. (as modifier): twin carburettors.
3. (Chemistry) Also called: macle a crystal consisting of two parts each of which has a definite orientation to the other
vb, twins, twinning or twinned
4. to pair or be paired together; couple
5. (Medicine) (intr) to bear twins
6. (Chemistry) (intr) (of a crystal) to form into a twin
7. (intr) archaic to be born as a twin
8. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr)
a. to create a reciprocal relation between (two towns in different countries); pair (a town) with another in a different country
b. (intr) (of a town) to be paired with a town in a different country
[Old English twinn; related to Old High German zwiniling twin, Old Norse tvinnr double]
ˈtwinning n

twin

(twɪn)

n., adj., v. twinned, twin•ning. n.
1. either of two children or animals brought forth at a birth.
2. either of two persons or things closely related to or closely resembling each other.
3. a compound crystal consisting of two or more parts or crystals definitely oriented each to the other; macle.
4. Twins, Gemini (def. 1).
adj.
5. being a twin or twins: twin sisters.
6. being two persons or things closely related to or closely resembling each other.
7. being one of a pair; identical.
8. consisting of two similar parts or elements joined or connected: a twin vase.
9. Zool., Bot. occurring in pairs; didymous.
10. of the nature of a twin crystal.
11. twofold or double.
v.t.
12. to bring together in close relationship; pair; couple.
13. to furnish a counterpart to; match.
14. Obs. to give birth to as twins.
v.i.
15. to give birth to twins.
16. to be paired or coupled.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English (ge)twinn; akin to Old Frisian twīne, Old Norse tvinnr double, Gothic twaihnai two each (akin to twi-, two)]

twin


Past participle: twinned
Gerund: twinning

Imperative
twin
twin
Present
I twin
you twin
he/she/it twins
we twin
you twin
they twin
Preterite
I twinned
you twinned
he/she/it twinned
we twinned
you twinned
they twinned
Present Continuous
I am twinning
you are twinning
he/she/it is twinning
we are twinning
you are twinning
they are twinning
Present Perfect
I have twinned
you have twinned
he/she/it has twinned
we have twinned
you have twinned
they have twinned
Past Continuous
I was twinning
you were twinning
he/she/it was twinning
we were twinning
you were twinning
they were twinning
Past Perfect
I had twinned
you had twinned
he/she/it had twinned
we had twinned
you had twinned
they had twinned
Future
I will twin
you will twin
he/she/it will twin
we will twin
you will twin
they will twin
Future Perfect
I will have twinned
you will have twinned
he/she/it will have twinned
we will have twinned
you will have twinned
they will have twinned
Future Continuous
I will be twinning
you will be twinning
he/she/it will be twinning
we will be twinning
you will be twinning
they will be twinning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been twinning
you have been twinning
he/she/it has been twinning
we have been twinning
you have been twinning
they have been twinning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been twinning
you will have been twinning
he/she/it will have been twinning
we will have been twinning
you will have been twinning
they will have been twinning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been twinning
you had been twinning
he/she/it had been twinning
we had been twinning
you had been twinning
they had been twinning
Conditional
I would twin
you would twin
he/she/it would twin
we would twin
you would twin
they would twin
Past Conditional
I would have twinned
you would have twinned
he/she/it would have twinned
we would have twinned
you would have twinned
they would have twinned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twin - either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancytwin - either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
dizygotic twin, fraternal twin - either of two twins who developed from two separate fertilized eggs
identical twin, monozygotic twin, monozygous twin - either of two twins developed from the same fertilized ovum (having the same genetic material)
sib, sibling - a person's brother or sister
2.twin - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in GeminiTwin - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
astrology, star divination - a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
3.twin - a waterfall in the Snake River in southern IdahoTwin - a waterfall in the Snake River in southern Idaho
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Snake River, Snake - a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition
4.twin - a duplicate copytwin - a duplicate copy      
duplication, duplicate - a copy that corresponds to an original exactly; "he made a duplicate for the files"
Verb1.twin - duplicate or match; "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
2.twin - bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
match - give or join in marriage
mismate - provide with an unsuitable mate
mismatch - match badly; match two objects or people that do not go together
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
3.twin - grow as twins; "twin crystals"
grow - increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
4.twin - give birth to twinstwin - give birth to twins      
birth, give birth, bear, deliver, have - cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!"
Adj.1.twin - being two identicaltwin - being two identical      
matched - going well together; possessing harmonizing qualities

twin

noun
1. double, counterpart, mate, match, fellow, clone, duplicate, lookalike, likeness, ringer (slang), corollary the twin of the chair she had at the cottage
verb
1. pair, match, join, couple, link, yoke The borough is twinned with Kasel in Germany.
adjective
2. closely related, parallel, corresponding, complementary, closely linked, equivalent the twin concepts of liberty and equality

twin

noun
One of a matched pair of things:
adjective
Consisting of two identical or similar related things, parts, or elements:
verb
To make or become twice as great:
Translations
تَوأمتَوْأَممُزْدَوِج، مَثيل، شَبيه
dvojčeobdoba
tvillingmagen til
ĝemelo
kaksonenparillinenkahden hengen huone
blizanacblizanci
ikertestvér
kembar
tvíburisem er nákvæmlega eins
双子
쌍둥이
dvīniskopijalīdzinieks
dvojčaobdoba
dvojček
tvilling
pacha
คู่แฝด
ikizikizlerden biribenzerçift
con sinh đôi

twin

[twɪn]
A. N (identical) → gemelo/a m/f; (non-identical) → mellizo/a m/f
they are twinsson gemelosson mellizos
a pair of twinsun par de gemelos, un par de mellizos
see also identical, Siamese
B. ADJ
1. [brother, sister] (identical) → gemelo; (non-identical) → mellizo
she has twin daughterstiene dos hijas gemelas, tiene dos hijas mellizas
2. (= linked) [town, city] → hermano
Newlyn's twin town is Concarneaula ciudad hermana de Newlyn es Concarneau, Newlyn está hermanada con Concarneau
3. (= double) [towers, peaks, engines] → gemelo; [propellers] → doble; [concepts] → hermano
the twin aims or goals of sthel doble objetivo de algo
the twin evils of malnutrition and diseasela malnutrición y la enfermedad, dos males que siempre van juntos
the twin pillars of (fig) → el doble pilar de
twin soulsalmas fpl gemelas
C. VT
1. (= link) [+ towns, cities, institutions] → hermanar (with con) Manchester is twinned with St PetersburgManchester está hermanada con San Petersburgo
2. (= combine) [+ clothes] → combinar
D. CPD twin beds NPLcamas fpl gemelas
twin cylinder Nbicilindro m
see also twin-cylinder twin jet Nbirreactor m
see also twin-jet

twin

[ˈtwɪn]
adj
my twin brother → mon frère jumeau
her twin sister → sa sœur jumelle
[towers, spires] → jumeaux/elles
twin engines → moteur m à deux cylindres
n
(= person) → jumeau/elle m/f
to be identical twins → être de vrais jumeaux(vraies)(jumelles)
They are identical twins → Ce sont de vrais jumeaux.
(= room) → chambre avec deux lits (à une place)
vtjumeler
to be twinned with [+ town, city] → être jumelé(e) avectwin beds npllits mpl jumeauxtwin-carburettor [ˌtwɪnkɑːrbəˈrɛtər] adjà double carburateur

twin

nZwilling m; (of vase, object)Gegenstück nt, → Pendant nt; her twin (= sister)ihre Zwillingsschwester; (= brother)ihr Zwillingsbruder m; where’s the twin of this sock?wo ist die andere Socke?; the Twins (Astrol) → die Zwillinge pl
adj attr
Zwillings-; (fig)genau gleiche(r, s); twin boys/girlsZwillingsjungen pl/-mädchen pl; twin birthZwillingsgeburt f; twin souls (fig)verwandte Seelen pl
(= double) twin towersZwillingstürme pl; twin peaksDoppelgipfel pl
vt (Brit) townverschwistern; Oxford was twinned with BonnOxford und Bonn wurden zu/waren Partnerstädten

twin

:
twin-bedded
adjZweibett-; twin roomZweibettzimmer nt
twin beds
plzwei (gleiche) Einzelbetten pl
twin bill
n (US inf)
(Sport) → zwei hintereinander gesendete Spiele pl
(Film) → Programm ntmit zwei Hauptfilmen
twin brother
twin carburettors
plDoppelvergaser m
twin-cylinder engine
nZweizylinder(motor) m

twin

:
twin propellors
plDoppelschiffsschraube f
twinset
n (Brit) → Twinset nt
twin sister
twin-tone horn
nZweiklanghorn nt
twin town
n (Brit) → Partnerstadt f
twin-track
adj approach, process, strategyzweigleisig
twin-tub (washing machine)

twin

[twɪn]
1. adjgemello/a
twin lead (Elec) → piattina
2. ngemello/a
3. vt to twin one town with anotherfare il gemellaggio di una città con un'altra

twin

(twin) noun
1. one of two children or animals born of the same mother at the same time. She gave birth to twins; (also adjective) They have twin daughters.
2. one of two similar or identical things. Her dress is the exact twin of mine.

twin

تَوْأَم dvojče tvilling Zwilling δίδυμος gemelo kaksonen jumeau blizanci gemello 双子 쌍둥이 tweeling tvilling bliźniak gémeo, gêmeo близнец tvilling คู่แฝด ikiz con sinh đôi 孪生子

twin

adj & n gemelo -la mf, mellizo -za mf; conjoined — gemelo unido, hermano -na mf siamés, gemelo siamés; fraternal — mellizo, gemelo que no se parece a su hermano; identical — gemelo idéntico; Siamese — (ant) hermano -na mf siamés, gemelo siamés, gemelo unido