\twˈɪst], \twˈɪst], \t_w_ˈɪ_s_t]\
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- WordNet 3.0
By Princeton University
- English Dictionary Database
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
- New Age Dictionary Database
By Oddity Software
Act of imparting a turning or twisting motion, as to a pitched ball; also, the motion thus imparted; as, the twist of a billiard ball.
To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.
Hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to twist a passage cited from an author.
To distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about an axis passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft.
To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.
To wind into; to insinuate; -- used reflexively; as, avarice twists itself into all human concerns.
To unite by winding one thread, strand, or other flexible substance, round another; to form by convolution, or winding separate things round each other; as, to twist yarn or thread.
Hence, to form as if by winding one part around another; to wreathe; to make up.
To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton.
To be contorted; to writhe; to be distorted by torsion; to be united by winding round each other; to be or become twisted; as, some strands will twist more easily than others.
To follow a helical or spiral course; to be in the form of a helix.
The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending.
The form given in twisting.
That which is formed by twisting, convoluting, or uniting parts.
A cord, thread, or anything flexible, formed by winding strands or separate things round each other.
A kind of closely twisted, strong sewing silk, used by tailors, saddlers, and the like.
A kind of cotton yarn, of several varieties.
A roll of twisted dough, baked.
A little twisted roll of tobacco.
One of the threads of a warp, -- usually more tightly twisted than the filling.
A material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together; as, Damascus twist.
The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.
A beverage made of brandy and gin.
A strong individual tendency, or bent; a marked inclination; a bias; - often implying a peculiar or unusual tendency; as, a twist toward fanaticism.
- Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
By Noah Webster.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
- The american dictionary of the english language.
By Daniel Lyons
- The Clarendon dictionary
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
- The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
By James Champlin Fernald
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.