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Etymology

Old English twinn, earlier ġetwinn, from Germanic.

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Noun

Singular
twin

Plural
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  1. Either of two people (or, less commonly, animals) who shared the same uterus at the same time; one who was born at the same birth as a sibling.
  2. Either of two similar or closely related objects, entities etc.
  3. A room in a hotel, guesthouse, etc. with two beds; a twin room

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Adjective

twin (not comparable)

Positive
twin

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Forming a pair of twins.
    the twin boys
  2. Forming a matched pair.
    twin socks

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Verb

Infinitive
to twin

Third person singular
twin

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
n

to twin (third-person singular simple present twin, present participle n, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To separate, divide.
  2. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To split, part; to go away, depart.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To join, unite; to form links between (now especially of two places in different countries).
    Placetown in England is twinned with Machinville in France.
  4. (intransitive) To give birth to twins.

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