from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of twin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Composed of parts united according to a law of twinning. See twin, n., 4.

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  • adj. being two identical


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  • 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.

    Weighed and Wanting

  • The Somerset town of Wincanton was officially 'twinned' with the Discworld city of Ankh-Morpork in 2002.

    The Discworld Comes to...Somerset?

  • WPPSS planned Plant 4 at Hanford and 5 at Satsop which would be "twinned" with 1 and 3.

    Follow the Democratic Rules Committee meeting online

  • We now have five 'twinned' places in our small town.

    European Union (Information, etc.) Bill

  • Safcoc and the various departments would be "twinned".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 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.

    Long Term Health and Agriculture Assistance for PNG

  • 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". - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "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.

    J. Weekly

  • Moreover, Azincourt (which is the modern name of the town) is officially "twinned" with the English village of Middleham.

    The Phantom Observer

  • "Sydenham today became" twinned "with Sipson, the village threatened with demolition if the proposed third runway at Heathrow airport goes ahead."

    Greenpeace UK - Comments


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