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twine

noun \ ˈtwīn \

Definition of twine

1 : a strong string of two or more strands twisted together
2 archaic : a twined or interlaced part or object
3 archaic : an act of twining, interlacing, or embracing

twiny

play \ˈtwī-nē\ adjective

Examples of twine in a Sentence

  1. The package was wrapped in brown paper and tied with twine.

  2. a strong piece of twine

Origin and Etymology of twine

Middle English twin, from Old English twīn; akin to Middle Dutch twijn twine, Old English twā two


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twine

verb

Definition of twine

twined; twining
1 a : to twist together
b : to form by twisting : weave
2 a : interlace
  • the girl twined her hands
  • —John Buchan
b : to cause to encircle or enfold something
c : to cause to be encircled
1 : to coil about a support
2 : to stretch or move in a sinuous manner : meander
  • the river twines through the valley

twiner

noun

First Known Use of twine

13th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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twine

verb

Definition of twine

twined; twining
chiefly Scotland : to cause (one) to lose possession : deprive
  • twined him of his nose
  • —J. C. Ransom
chiefly Scotland : part
  • you and me must twine
  • —R. L. Stevenson

Origin and Etymology of twine

alteration of Scots twin, from Middle English twinnen, from twin double


TWINE Defined for English Language Learners

twine

Definition of twine for English Language Learners

  • : a string made of two or more threads twisted together


TWINE Defined for Kids

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twine

noun \ ˈtwīn \

Definition of twine for Students

: a strong string of two or more strands twisted together

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twine

verb

Definition of twine for Students

twined; twining
1 : to twist together
  • We twined the branches into a wreath.
2 : to coil around a support
  • A vine twines around the pole.


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