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Meaning of TWINE

Pronunciation:  twIn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a lightweight cord
  2. [v]  form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
  3. [v]  spin or twist together so as to form a cord; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"
  4. [v]  make by twisting together or intertwining; "twine a rope"
  5. [v]  wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"
  6. [v]  coil around; "Wisteria twining the fence posts"
 

TWINE is a 5 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: distort, roll, string, twist, wrap
 
 Antonyms: unroll, untwine, untwist, unwind, wind off
 
 See Also: ball, chalk line, change form, change shape, circle, clew, clue, coil, contort, cord, create, curl, deform, displace, encircle, enlace, entangle, entwine, environ, fold, interlace, intertwine, interweave, kink, knot, lace, loop, make, mat, move, packthread, plash, pleach, ravel, reel, ring, roll up, round, snapline, snarl, spin, splice, spool, surround, tangle, twine, wattle, weave, wind, wrap up, wreathe, wrench, wring

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Twine\, n. [AS. twin, properly, a twisted or double
    thread; akin to D. twijn, Icel. twinni; from twi-. See
    {Twice}, and cf. {Twin}.]
    1. A twist; a convolution.
    
             Typhon huge, ending in snaky twine.   --Milton.
    
    2. A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads
       or strands twisted together, and used for various
       purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and
       the like; a small cord or string.
    
    3. The act of twining or winding round. --J. Philips.
    
    {Twine reeler}, a kind of machine for twisting twine; a kind
       of mule, or spinning machine.
    
    
  2. \Twine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twined}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Twining}.] [OE. twinen, fr. AS. tw[imac]n a twisted thread;
    akin to D. twijnen to twine, Icel. & Sw. tvinna, Dan. tvinde.
    See {Twine}, n.]
    1. To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of
       threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.
    
    2. To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible
       substance around another body.
    
             Let me twine Mine arms about that body. --Shak.
    
    3. To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.
    
             Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine. --Pope.
    
    4. To change the direction of. [Obs.] --Fairfax.
    
    5. To mingle; to mix. [Obs.] --Crashaw.
    
    
  3. \Twine\, v. i.
    1. To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.
    
    2. To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.
    
             As rivers, though they bend and twine, Still to the
             sea their course incline.             --Swift.
    
    3. To turn round; to revolve. [Obs.] --Chapman.
    
    4. To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb
       spirally; as, many plants twine.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing twine in your dream, forewarns of complications in your business which will be difficult to resolve.
 

 

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