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Definitions of twine

  1. To unite closely; to make turns; to turn round. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To twist spirally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To twist; wind round; embrace; make by twisting; as, to twine a garland. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To wind, as two threads together: to twist together: to wind about. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To twist; to wind or coil. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To unite closely: to bend: to make turns: to ascend spirally round a support. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. coil around; "Wisteria twining the fence posts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. make by twisting together or intertwining; "twine a rope" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. A twist; a convolution. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The act of twining or winding round. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To wind about; to embrace; to entwine. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To change the direction of. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To turn round; to revolve. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To twist together; wind round. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To twist; to wind; to unite closely; to embrace; to gird. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To twist; to wind around another, as a thread or cord; to wind or twist anything flexible around something else; to unite closely, as by twisting; to embrace; to turn round. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. Twining. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. a lightweight cord Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. A kind of strong cord made of twisted strands; an entwining. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. A cord composed of two or more threads twisted together: a twist. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. Act of winding round; strong twisted thread; a twist. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. A small cord. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. The act of twining. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together; a twist; a convolution; act of winding round. See Twin. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads twisted together; cord; a twist. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. Of or like twine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Twined. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for twine

  1. The first thing I did was to take a stout piece of twine from my pocket and fasten the end of the ladder to a piece of rock. – Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales by Charles B. Cory
  2. Mrs. Coleman filled an empty bottle, took a piece of folded brown paper out of the fireplace cupboard, untied a coil of twine made up a compact little parcel, and gave it to the Major. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
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