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Meaning of TWILL

Pronunciation:  twil

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a cloth with parallel diagonal lines or ribs
  2. [n]  a weave used to produce the effect of parallel diagonal ribs
  3. [adj]  of textiles; having parallel raised lines
  4. [v]  weave diagonal lines into; of textiles

TWILL is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: corded, pique, rough, twill weave, twilled, unsmooth
 See Also: cloth, fabric, material, textile, tissue, weave, weave



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Twill\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Twilled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Twilling}.] [Scotch tweel; probably from LG. twillen to make
    double, from twi- two; akin to AS. twi-, E. twi- in twilight.
    See {Twice}, and cf. {Tweed}, {Tweel}.]
    To weave, as cloth, so as to produce the appearance of
    diagonal lines or ribs on the surface.
  2. \Twill\, n. [Scotch tweel. See {Twill}, v. t.]
    1. An appearance of diagonal lines or ribs produced in
       textile fabrics by causing the weft threads to pass over
       one and under two, or over one and under three or more,
       warp threads, instead of over one and under the next in
       regular succession, as in plain weaving.
    2. A fabric women with a twill.
    3. [Perhaps fr. guill.] A quill, or spool, for yarn.