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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun twine has 1 sense

Verb twine has 4 senses


twinen. [AS. tw, properly, a twisted or double thread; akin to D. twijn, Icel. tvinni; from twi-. See Twice, and cf. Twin.].
  •  A twist; a convolution.  [1913 Webster]
    "Typhon huge, ending in snaky twine."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of twining or winding round.  J. Philips.  [1913 Webster]
Twine reeler, a kind of machine for twisting twine; a kind of mule, or spinning machine.
twinev. t. [OE. twinen, fr. AS. tw a twisted thread; akin to D. twijnen to twine, Icel. & Sw. tvinna, Dan. tvinde. See Twine, n.].
  •  To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let me twine
    Mine arms about that body.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To change the direction of.  Fairfax.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To mingle; to mix.  Crashaw.  [1913 Webster]
twinev. i. 
  •  To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.  [1913 Webster]
    "As rivers, though they bend and twine,
    Still to the sea their course incline.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To turn round; to revolve.  Chapman.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine.  [1913 Webster]


twine, n. & v.
1 a strong thread or string of two or more strands of hemp or cotton etc. twisted together.
2 a coil or twist.
3 a tangle; an interlacing.
1 tr. form (a string or thread etc.) by twisting strands together.
2 tr. form (a garland etc.) of interwoven material.
3 tr. (often foll. by with) garland (a brow etc.).
4 intr. (often foll. by round, about) coil or wind.
5 intr. & refl. (of a plant) grow in this way.

twiner n.
OE twin, twigin linen, ult. f. the stem of twi- two



band, begird, belt, belt in, braid, brail, cable, cincture, circle, coil, contort, cord, corkscrew, crinkle, curl, encincture, encircle, engird, enlace, enmesh, ensphere, entangle, entwine, gird, girdle, interknit, interlace, intertie, intertissue, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, knit, lace, ligament, ligation, ligature, line, loom, loop, mat, meander, net, noose, plait, pleach, raddle, ring, rope, scallop, screw, serpentine, slink, snake, spiral, splice, spun yarn, string, swirl, tangle, tendon, thong, tissue, turn, twill, twine around, twirl, twist, twist and turn, undulate, wattle, weave, web, whirl, whorl, wind, wire, worm, wrap, wreathe, wreathe around, wring, yarn, zone




N filament, line, fiber, fibril, funicle, vein, hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili, tendril, gossamer, hair stroke, veinlet, venula, venule, wire, string, thread, packthread, cotton, sewing silk, twine, twist, whipcord, tape, ribbon, cord, rope, yarn, hemp, oakum, jute, strip, shred, slip, spill, list, band, fillet, fascia, ribbon, riband, roll, lath, splinter, shiver, shaving, beard, ramification, strand, filamentous, filamentiferous, filaceous, filiform, fibrous, fibrillous, thread-like, wiry, stringy, ropy, capillary, capilliform, funicular, wire-drawn, anguilliform, flagelliform, hairy, taeniate, taeniform, taenioid, venose, venous.


VB cross, decussate, intersect, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, interdigitate, interlink, twine, entwine, weave, inweave, twist, wreathe, anastomose, inosculate, dovetail, splice, link, lace, tat, mat, plait, plat, braid, felt, twill, tangle, entangle, ravel, net, knot, dishevel, raddle.


VB be convoluted, wind, twine, turn and twist, twirl, wave, undulate, meander, inosculate, entwine, intwine, twist, coil, roll, wrinkle, curl, crisp, twill, frizzle, crimp, crape, indent, scollop, scallop, wring, intort, contort, wreathe.

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