American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Born two in a single birth.
- adj. Paired or coupled with something identical or similar.
- adj. Mineralogy Formed by the process of twinning. Used of crystals.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of twin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Crystallog.) Composed of parts united according to a law of twinning. See twin, n., 4.
- adj. being two identical
“There was also in the look a slight something like idiocy, for his soul was not precisely with his body; his thoughts, though concerning his father, were elsewhere; the circumstances of his soul and of his body were not the same; and so, being twinned, that is, divided, _twained_, he was as one beside himself.”
“The Somerset town of Wincanton was officially 'twinned' with the Discworld city of Ankh-Morpork in 2002.”
“WPPSS planned Plant 4 at Hanford and 5 at Satsop which would be "twinned" with 1 and 3.”
“We now have five 'twinned' places in our small town.”
“Safcoc and the various departments would be "twinned".”
“The Program will also include support from health personnel from Australian State and regional health authorities who will be 'twinned' to provinces in PNG where the Rural Health Program will operate.”
“But Harpurhey officials are so confident of its similarities with its French counterpart that they have proposed a friendship agreement which would see the two regions "twinned".”
“Interactions between teachers bring something that e-mail can't," said Moradov, who teaches at P'sagot School in the Upper Galilee, where all of the "twinned" Israeli schools are located.”
“Moreover, Azincourt (which is the modern name of the town) is officially "twinned" with the English village of Middleham.”
“Sydenham today became" twinned "with Sipson, the village threatened with demolition if the proposed third runway at Heathrow airport goes ahead.”
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