twins | twin |
As nouns the difference between
is 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.
As verbs the difference between
is (twin) while
is (transitive|obsolete|outside|scotland) to separate, divide.
Other Comparisons: What’s the difference?
* twynne (obsolete)
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.
Either of two similar or closely related objects, entities etc.
A room in a hotel, guesthouse, etc. with two beds; a twin room.
(US) A twin size mattress or a bed designed for such a mattress.
A twin crystal.
(modifier) Forming a pair of twins.
(modifier) Forming a matched pair.
the twin boys
* conjoined twin * identical twin * Siamese twin *twincest
* twindle, twinling, doublet (in the sense of twins and triplets)
* twyndyllyng * (hotel room) single, double * twain
(transitive, obsolete, outside, Scotland) To separate, divide.
(intransitive, obsolete, outside, Scotland) To split, part; to go away, depart.
(usually in the passive) To join, unite; to form links between (now especially of two places in different countries).
Placetown in England is twinned with Machinville in France.
For example, Coventry twinned with Dresden as an act of peace and reconciliation, both cities having been heavily bombed during the war.
To give birth to twins.
Still we moved / Together,
, as horse’s ear and eye.
, Thomas Hardy,
Far from the Madding Crowd
(obsolete) To be born at the same birth.
“I’ve run to tell ye,” said the junior shepherd, supporting his exhausted youthful frame against the doorpost, “that you must come directly. Two more ewes have
— that’s what’s the matter, Shepherd Oak.”