Crossword clues for twin
- Either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
- A waterfall in the Snake River in southern Idaho
- A duplicate copy
- Carbon copy of a sort
- Either of the Dromios
- Remus, e.g.
- Castor, e.g.
- Romulus, e.g.
- Abby, to Ann
- Womb mate
- Identical sibling
- Artemis, to Apollo
- Jacob or Esau
- Certain movie theater
- Hayley Mills role in "The Parent Trap"
- One of Cybill Shepherd's offspring
- One of a pair
- Doppelgänger, to a live person
- Esau, to Jacob
- Remus or Esau
- Kind of bill or bed
- Minnesota baseball player
- Remus, to Romulus
- Remus, for one
- Remus or Dromio
- Minn. ballplayer
- Bed size
- Kind of bed
- Certain moviehouse
- A.L. player
- Identical match
- Divide into two
- One with a look-alike
- Like some beds
- Castor, to Pollux
- Two-screen cinema
- Minnesota ballplayer
- Jenna or Barbara Bush
- Romulus or Remus
- Either half of Gemini
- Bed size smaller than full
- Mattress type
- Exact look-alike
- Mattress size
- Minnesota player
- King's little cousin
- Minnesota baseballer
- Element #50
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Twin \Twin\, v. i.
To depart from a place or thing. [Obs.] ``Ere that we farther
Twin \Twin\, a. [OE. twin double, AS. getwinne two and two, pl., twins; akin to D. tweeling a twin, G. zwilling, OHG. zwiniling, Icel. tvennr, tvinnr, two and two, twin, and to AS. twi- two. See Twice, Two.]
Being one of two born at a birth; as, a twin brother or sister.
Being one of a pair much resembling one another; standing the relation of a twin to something else; -- often followed by to or with.
(Bot.) Double; consisting of two similar and corresponding parts.
(Crystallog.) Composed of parts united according to some definite law of twinning. See Twin, n., 4.
Twin boat, or Twin ship (Naut.), a vessel whose deck and upper works rest on two parallel hulls.
Twin crystal. See Twin, n., 4.
Twin flower (Bot.), a delicate evergreen plant ( Linn[ae]a borealis) of northern climates, which has pretty, fragrant, pendulous flowers borne in pairs on a slender stalk.
Twin-screw steamer, a steam vessel propelled by two screws, one on either side of the plane of the keel.
Twin \Twin\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Twinned; p. pr. & vb. n. Twinning.]
To bring forth twins.
To be born at the same birth.
Twin \Twin\, n.
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.
pl. (Astron.) A sign and constellation of the zodiac; Gemini. See Gemini.
A person or thing that closely resembles another.
(Crystallog.) A compound crystal composed of two or more crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with reference to each other.
Note: The relative position of the parts of a twin may be explained by supposing one part to be revolved 180[deg] about a certain axis (called the twinning axis), this axis being normal to a plane (called the twinning plane) which is usually one of the fundamental planes of the crystal. This revolution brings the two parts into parallel position, or vice versa. A contact twin is one in which the parts are united by a plane surface, called the composition face, which is usually the same as the twinning plane. A penetration twin is one in which the parts interpenetrate each other, often very irregularly. Twins are also called, according to form, cruciform, geniculated, etc.
Twin \Twin\, v. t.
To cause to be twins, or like twins in any way.
Still we moved Together, twinned, as horse's ear and eye.
To separate into two parts; to part; to divide; hence, to remove; also, to strip; to rob. [Obs.]
The life out of her body for to twin.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English twinn "consisting of two, twofold, double, two-by-two," from Proto-Germanic *twisnjaz "double" (cognates: Old Norse tvinnr "double, twin," Old Danish tvinling, Dutch tweeling, German zwillung), from PIE *dwisno- (cognates: Latin bini "two each," Lithuanian dvynu "twins"), from *dwi- "double," from root *dwo- "two" (see two). Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota have been the Twin Cities since 1883, but the phrase was used earlier of Rock Island and Davenport (1856).
"to combine two things closely, join, couple," late 14c., from twin (adj.). Related: Twinned; twinning. In Middle English, the verb earlier and typically meant "to part, part with, separate from, estrange," etc. (c.1200), on the notion of making two what was one.
c.1300, from Old English getwinn "double;" getwinnas "twins, two born at one birth," from twinn (see twin (adj.)).
n. 1 Either of two people (or, less commonly, animals) who shared the same uterus at the same time; one who was born at the same birth as a sibling. 2 Either of two similar or closely related objects, entities etc. 3 A room in a hotel, guesthouse, etc. with two beds; a twin room. 4 (context US English) A twin size mattress or a bed designed for such a mattress. 5 A twin crystal. 6 (context modifier English) Forming a pair of twins. 7 (context modifier English) Forming a matched pair. vb. 1 (context transitive obsolete outside Scotland English) To separate, divide. 2 (context intransitive obsolete outside Scotland English) To split, part; to go away, depart. 3 (context usually in the passive English) To join, unite; to form links between (now especially of two places in different countries). 4 (context intransitive English) To give birth to twins. 5 (context intransitive obsolete English) To be born at the same birth.
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" [syn: match, mate, couple, pair]
grow as twins; "twin crystals"
give birth to twins
Twins are two offspring produced by the same pregnancy. Twins can be either monozygotic ("identical"), meaning that they develop from one zygote, which splits and forms two embryos, or dizygotic ("fraternal"), meaning that they develop from two different eggs. In fraternal twins, each twin is fertilized by its own sperm cell.
A twin is one of two offspring produced in the same pregnancy.
Twin may also refer to:
- Twin, Alabama, a city in the United States
- Twin, Belgium, Walloon name of the Belgium city of Thuin
- Twin (production team), a Swedish record production and songwriting team
- Twin (windowing system), a windowing environment for text mode displays
- Willows TWIN, a Windows emulator
- Twin, a member of the Minnesota Twins baseball team
- Flat-twin engine
- V-twin engine
- Straight-two engine, also referred to as a parallel-twin
- Crystal twin, a crystal sample with two domains containing a twin boundary
- Twin house, semi-detached housing
- Twin towns and sister cities, towns and cities involved in town twinning
- Gemini Twin, an American two-seat powered parachute design
- Air Creation Twin, a French two seat ultralight trike design
Twin supports a variety of displays:
- plain text computer terminals (any termcap/ ncurses compatible terminal, the virtual console, Twin's own terminal emulator);
- X11, where it can be used as a multi-window Xterm;
- itself (it is possible to display a Twin on, or "inside", another Twin);
- twdisplay, a general network-transparent display client, used to attach/detach more displays "on the fly".
- redirect Application Programming Interface for Windows#TWIN
Usage examples of "twin".
Besides, Aleksei, Dani, their newborn twins, along with Acier and his woman Raven were in Arizona.
Right now, my twin lies to the Council, saying that you threw me into the ocean and that I am adrift at sea, clinging to a bit of wood.
The deck began to tremble as the huge twin steam propulsion turbines aft came up to full revolutions, blasting the Tampa through the water at one hundred percent reactor power.
Finally, his F-14 was lined up on catapult one, the deck sailors attaching the catapult to the nose gear Collins checked his instruments, the twin turbines purring aft, waiting to be kicked into full thrust.
I had to stand and watch my twin sister, half dead already after months of torture, die a slow and agonizing death.
East, called a Crusade, to the certain benefits available in the West, which knowledge about the twin continents of Alata and Atala only he could impart to the man who gave imperious orders to Kings and Emperors.
In the clearing around the Twins many of the Amar were already asleep, rolled tight into their sleeping leathers, their heads covered, their toes naked to the darkening night.
But to continue, we will say that Chester and Albert had four children apiece, two boys and two girls, two pairs of identical twins, each.
Twin seed-cases that Zephyr assumed to be engine housings hung below her, bizarrely botanical, surrounded in plastic sheeting behind which Arachno engineers worked with cautious movements.
Only her nipples and areoles were pink, topping the rise of her breasts like the last rays of sunset hitting the tips of twin mountains.
Here were sister planets, celestial twins with one difference: this world, Argentil, after billions of years of active presence in the human community, had dropped all contact and refused to respond to any signals.
Yudhishthir was the son of Dharma or Virtue, Bhima of Vayu or Wind, Arjun of Indra or Rain-god, the twin youngest were the sons of the Aswin twins, and Karna was the son of Surya the Sun, but was believed by himself and by all others to be the son of a simple chariot-driver.
Qadir, only two years younger than Asad, was big for his age and sometimes mistaken as his twin.
First we passed the Aureate, vast twin gilded domes of the Breasts on the skyline.
He had recognised the black uniform emblazoned with the twin axes as soon as the man had stepped into the cellar.