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Definitions of twin

  1. 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"
  2. duplicate or match; " The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"
  3. being two identical
  4. ( astrology) a person who is born while the sun in in Gemini
  5. very similar
  6. a waterfall in the Snake River in southern Idaho
  7. either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
  8. give birth to twins
  9. grow as twins, of crystals
  10. grow as twins; " twin crystals"
  11. Double.
  12. Being one of two born at a birth; as, a twin brother or sister.
  13. Being one of a pair much resembling one another; standing the relation of a twin to something else; -- often followed by to or with.
  14. Double; consisting of two similar and corresponding parts.
  15. Composed of parts united according to some definite law of twinning. See Twin, n., 4.
  16. One of two produced at a birth, especially by an animal that ordinarily brings forth but one at a birth; -- used chiefly in the plural, and applied to the young of beasts as well as to human young.
  17. A sign and constellation of the zodiac; Gemini. See Gemini.
  18. A person or thing that closely resembles another.
  19. To bring forth twins.
  20. To be born at the same birth.
  21. To cause to be twins, or like twins in any way.
  22. To separate into two parts; to part; to divide; hence, to remove; also, to strip; to rob.
  23. To depart from a place or thing.
  24. Double; made of two separate, but equal, parts; closely resembling; born at the same birth with another.
  25. One of two born at one birth; a person or thing very like another.
  26. One of two born at a birth: one very like another.
  27. To be born at the same birth: to bring forth two at once: to be paired or suited:- pr. p. twinning; pa. p. twinned.
  28. One of two produced at a birth.
  29. Being a twin or twins.
  30. One of two young produced at a birth.
  31. The counterpart of another.
  32. Noting one of two born at a birth; very much resembling; swelling out into two protuberances.
  33. A sign of the zodiac; Gemini.
  34. One of two produced at birth; one very like another. The Twins.
  35. One of two young produced at a birth by an animal that usually brings forth only one; one very much resembling another.
  36. Denoting one of two produced at a birth; very much resembling.
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Usage examples for twin

  1. Here's its twin brother, Phil! – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  2. They were approaching the lane that led to Steve's house now, and beyond the big twin houses were visible. – The Heart Of The Hills by John Fox, Jr.
  3. Leaning his head on her pillow, he took one hand between both his, and watched the profound sleep that seemed indeed twin sister of death. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  4. His twin- brother Set was jealous of his popularity, and hated him to such a degree that he contrived a plan whereby he succeeded in putting Osiris to death. – The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians by E. A. Wallis Budge
  5. The Czartoryski and the Zamoyski race, both of the Jagellon line, and near kinsmen to the then newly raised monarch to the Polish throne, Stanislaus Poniatowski, appeared like twin stars over the darkened field, and the whole aspect of the country seemed speedily changed. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  6. As the eldest she had a great sense of her responsibility toward her twin, and considered it one of her first duties to cheer and encourage her. – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  7. He is Paul Ellison, Arthur's brother, his twin brother. – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  8. I'm afraid the only thing you can do unless you decide to go back home tonight is to share my room with me,- I have twin beds you know and can make you quite comfortable. – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  9. Thanks for the picture of my twin brother. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  10. The Rose and the Lily; or, the Twin Sisters. – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  11. They told me then that they were bound for the " Twin Cities" to pick up a fortune. – The Trail of the Tramp by A-No. 1 (AKA Leon Ray Livingston)
  12. In his youth he was a decided Royalist and, along with his twin brother Thomas, was imprisoned. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  13. Again came the hissing of gas as the twin doors opened, and Taj Lamor stepped out, now well up in the nose of the cruiser. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  14. Twin children are usually killed by the Jakris, and the mother driven into the bush to die. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  15. Thus lake and grotto were twin branches of one establishment, now dissolved. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  16. Flaxie was her darling " twin cousin," and she wanted to help her; but that tall lady with the rolling- pin was just dreadful. – The Twin Cousins by Sophie May
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