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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Inside the chicken run - mesh bed bases tied with baling twine - the hens nested in a fridge.
▪ No handy planks of wood, no convenient lengths of baler twine kindly left behind by a farmer.
▪ She cut through the tight bonds of twine, the shiny brown wrappings, with Léonie's penknife.
▪ Stones and shells, slung on twine, rattled.
▪ Streets and squares had only just been marked out with pegs and twine amid the clutter.
▪ The parcel was substantial, tightly wrapped in brown paper, crisscrossed by waxed brown twine with many knots.
▪ This lamb's leg was tangled with twine and swollen so badly it had to be put down.
▪ A moment later her arms were twining round his neck as his lips brushed hers as soft as gossamer.
▪ And honeysuckle twining up the birch.
▪ If they would only leave us alone, we would twine together so tightly that nothing could separate us.
▪ My stories have begun to twine into his if only because I had my war to fight, too.
▪ Mythology and psychology also slide together, twine and part, joust and join again.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Twine \Twine\, n. [AS. twin, properly, a twisted or double thread; akin to D. twijn, Icel. twinni; from twi-. See Twice, and cf. Twin.]

  1. A twist; a convolution.

    Typhon huge, ending in snaky twine.

  2. A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string.

  3. The act of twining or winding round.
    --J. Philips.

    Twine reeler, a kind of machine for twisting twine; a kind of mule, or spinning machine.


Twine \Twine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Twined; p. pr. & vb. n. Twining.] [OE. twinen, fr. AS. tw[imac]n a twisted thread; akin to D. twijnen to twine, Icel. & Sw. tvinna, Dan. tvinde. See Twine, n.]

  1. To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.

  2. To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.

    Let me twine Mine arms about that body.

  3. To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.

    Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine.

  4. To change the direction of. [Obs.]

  5. To mingle; to mix. [Obs.]


Twine \Twine\, v. i.

  1. To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.

  2. To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.

    As rivers, though they bend and twine, Still to the sea their course incline.

  3. To turn round; to revolve. [Obs.]

  4. To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"strong thread made from twisted strands," Old English twin "double thread," from Proto-Germanic *twiznaz "double thread, twisted thread" (cognates: Dutch twijn, Low German twern, German zwirn "twine, thread"), from the same root as twin (adj.).


"to twist strands together to form twine," c.1300, from twine (n.) and probably also from Old Norse tvinna "to double." Sense of "to twist around something" (as twine does) is recorded from late 14c. Related: Twined; twining.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A twist; a convolution. 2 A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string. 3 The act of twining or winding round. 4 Intimate and suggestive dance gyrations. Etymology 2

vb. 1 (context transitive English) To weave together. 2 (context transitive English) To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body. 3 (context transitive English) To wind about; to embrace; to entwine. 4 (context intransitive English) To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved; to intertwine. 5 (context intransitive English) To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander. 6 (context intransitive English) To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally. 7 (context obsolete English) To turn round; to revolve. 8 (context obsolete English) To change the direction of. 9 (context obsolete English) To mingle; to mix.


n. a lightweight cord [syn: string]

  1. v. spin or twist together so as to form a cord; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope" [syn: intertwine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace] [ant: untwine]

  2. coil around; "Wisteria twining the fence posts"

  3. wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool" [syn: wind, wrap, roll] [ant: unwind]

  4. make by twisting together or intertwining; "twine a rope"

  5. form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted" [syn: twist, distort] [ant: untwist]


Twine is a light string or strong thread composed of two or more smaller strands or yarns twisted, and then twisted together. More generally, the term can be applied to a cord.

Natural fibres used for making twine include cotton, sisal, jute, hemp, henequen, and coir. A variety of synthetic fibres are also used.

Twine (band)

Twine is an electronic music duo that formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1997. In addition to releasing four albums and one EP, the duo have also created two royalty-free libraries of audio samples for the Sonic Foundry digital audio workstation, ACID.

Twine (disambiguation)

Twine is a light string or strong thread composed of two or more smaller strands or yarns twisted together.

Twine may also refer to:

  • Twine (band), an American electronic music duo
  • Twine (website), a social networking and data storage site
  • Twine (software), software for authoring HTML-based interactive fiction
  • Twine (device), a configurable device with sensors that can connect to a network
Twine (website)

Twine was an online, social web service for information storage, authoring and discovery, located at, that existed from 2007 to 2010. It was created and run by Radar Networks. The service was announced on October 19, 2007 and made open to the public on October 21, 2008. On March 11, 2010, Radar Networks was acquired by Evri Inc. along with On May 14, 2010, was shut down, becoming a redirect to

Twine combined features of forums, wikis, online databases and newsgroups and employed intelligent software to automatically mine and store data relationships expressed using RDF statements.

Twine (device)

Twine is a stand-alone device that uses sensors to detect parts of its environment and that connects to a wifi network to communicate. Rules loaded into the Twine can test for sensor conditions and, based on logic, send messages through email or SMS, make an HTTP request, or light a LED. It can act as a data logger.

The device was created by Supermechanical in the USA from funding raised on Kickstarter. Their original goal was for $35,000 yet they raised $556,541 from 3,966 backers on January 3, 2012. The product successfully shipped in November 2012.

Twine (software)

Twine is a tool created by Chris Klimas for making interactive fiction in the form of web pages.

Twine (marketplace)

Twine is an online marketplace and network that connects creative freelancers in music, design and film to buyers. Twine rebranded from Clowdy in January 2016 with a marketplace focus.

Twine allows creative freelancers to tag collaborators on a creative project, enabling all those who worked on it to receive credit and build a portfolio. Twine also has portfolio feature that has no file upload limits and removes the common restriction of only allowing one media type on the site by encouraging quality creative content regardless of format. It has been described as the LinkedIn of the creative industries.

The site serves the same interface and platform for both of its users, namely artists (musicians, filmmakers, designers, animators), and buyers who commission the users services. Twine users can post project briefs that creatives can work on. They also can follow other users of the site and this forms the backbone of the sharing element of the site.

Twine's office is located in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

Twine also have an app for Apple IOS users but do not have an Android app currently.

In July 2014, Twine, was voted as Winner of the UK Creative Business Cup.

Usage examples of "twine".

Master Radly had included an oilskin bow case and a covered quiver in the price of the bow, to which Alec had added a score of arrows, linen twine and wax for bowstrings, and packets of red and white fletching.

The hope of THAT sustains us now, In THAT we trust on bended knee, While thus around his faded brow We twine the wreath of memory.

She poured black-powder into six funnels made of paper, each of which had a fuse of twine sticking out of its apex, and stuck them in cracks just below the Bookmark layer.

On the counter behind her the cat, Bossy, was sitting patiently, but as soon as the cat saw me she jumped down, meowed a greeting and twined herself around my ankles, curled herself about my legs.

And round the rocks crept flowered vines, And clomb the trees that towered high -- The type of a lofty thought that twines Around a truth -- to touch the sky.

Its object is to call attention to the errors of physical training that have crept into, and twined themselves about, our ways of educating girls, both in public and private schools, and which now threaten to attain a larger development, and inflict a consequently greater injury, by their introduction into colleges and large seminaries of learning, that have adopted, or are preparing to adopt, the co-education of the sexes.

A second wall boasted an espaliered apricot tree, grown immense across it, twining with an equally ancient almond, both in bloom.

Between these fenestrations soared slender golden pillars twined with living ivy leaves and carved ones of peridot, jade, and emerald.

She and Ender had speculated then on whether the Gangean tests would show that they were twined, as brother and sister.

Behind him Gribble followed with a rake and a hoarded ball of twine ends, making bundles they could carry to the barn.

Brianna had remade it for him, stitching in loops of leather that presented his pistols, hilt up, ready to be seized in an emergency, and a clever arrangement of compartments that held handy his shot pouch, powder horn, a spare knife, a coil of fishing line, a roll of twine for a snare, a hussif with pins, needles, and thread, a packet of food, a bottle of beer, and a neatly rolled clean shirt.

Malika, his arm untied and his jellaba discarded in an untidy heap beside the twine snake.

The savage lunge of powerful legs snapped the thongs like twine before Kalk could draw his steel.

From the edge of the rich, flowery fields on which I trod to the midway sides of the snowy Olympus, the ground could only here and there show an abrupt crag, or a high straggling ridge that up-shouldered itself from out of the wilderness of myrtles, and of the thousand bright-leaved shrubs that twined their arms together in lovesome tangles.

Next came Lani, adorned with blue feathers twined in her hair and her usual loinclothobviously this HV had been altered or adapted after she mated with Gunnar.