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twain

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noun \ ˈtwān \

Definition of twain

1 :two
2 :couple, pair

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First Known Use of twain

12th century

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twain

pronoun

Definition of twain

:two; especially :two fathoms
  • mark twain

First Known Use of twain

before 12th century

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twain

adjective

Definition of twain

archaic
:two

Examples of twain in a Sentence

  1. I like rap and my parents like country music, and never the twain shall meet in our house.

Origin and Etymology of twain

Middle English, from Old English twēgen — more at two

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Twain

biographical name

Definition of Twain

Mark — see clemens


TWAIN Defined for Kids

twain

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noun \ ˈtwān \

Definition of twain for Students

:2two 1


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