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Definition of Twin


  1. Being one of two born at a birth; as, a twin brother or sister.
  2. Being one of a pair much resembling one another; standing the relation of a twin to something else; -- often followed by to or with.
  3. Double; consisting of two similar and corresponding parts.
  4. Composed of parts united according to some definite law of twinning. See Twin, n., 4.
  5. One of two produced at a birth, especially by an animal that ordinarily brings forth but one at a birth; -- used chiefly in the plural, and applied to the young of beasts as well as to human young.
  6. A sign and constellation of the zodiac; Gemini. See Gemini.
  7. A person or thing that closely resembles another.
  8. A compound crystal composed of two or more crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with reference to each other.
  9. To bring forth twins.
  10. To be born at the same birth.
  11. To cause to be twins, or like twins in any way.
  12. To separate into two parts; to part; to divide; hence, to remove; also, to strip; to rob.
  13. To depart from a place or thing.

Twin Quotations

A lot of people say, 'Wow, you're a single father of twin boys, that's crazy!' Two toddlers can get hectic, but I wouldn't change it for anything. Every day they teach me different things. The love is there. When you have a two-year-old saying every other hour, 'Papi, te amo. Papi, I love you,' it can't get better.
Ricky Martin

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Khalil Gibran

The birth of science as we know it arguably began with Isaac Newton's formulation of the laws of gravitation and motion. It is no exaggeration to say that physics was reborn in the early 20th-century with the twin revolutions of quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity.
Paul Davies

The great leaders of the second world war alliance, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, understood the twin sides of destruction and salvation. Their war aims were not only to defeat fascism, but to create a world of shared prosperity.
Jeffrey Sachs

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.
Barbara Kingsolver
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Twin Translations

twin in Dutch is tweeling-
twin in German is doppelt, Zwilling, paarig
twin in Spanish is gemelo
twin in Swedish is tvilling
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