Synonyms for twin

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : twin
Phonetic Transcription : twɪn

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Définition of twin

Origin :
  • Old English twinn "consisting of two, twofold, double," probably ultimately from Proto-Germanic *twinjaz (cf. Old Norse tvinnr, Old Danish tvinling, Dutch tweeling, German zwillung), from PIE *dwisno- (cf. Latin bini "two each," Lithuanian dvynu "twins"), from *dwi- "double," from root *dwo- "two" (see two). The verb meaning "to combine two things closely" is recorded from late 14c. The noun developed from Old English getwinn "double."
  • adj duplicate, similar
  • noun something exactly like another
Example sentences :
  • They are twin plants of the forest, and are identified with its growth.
  • Extract from : « Maid Marian » by Thomas Love Peacock
  • That I had but eyes, to look upon these twin invaders of domestic peace!'
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • In the end a pair of twin lights were seen perched on the summit.
  • Extract from : « Homeward Bound » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Had not their twin brotherhood drunk life from the same source?
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • There I left her too, for I wanted to see what the twin mice were about.
  • Extract from : « Five Mice in a Mouse-trap » by Laura E. Richards
  • The Owlet is twin to that quaint little bird, so its name flew to her and stayed.
  • Extract from : « Lotus Buds » by Amy Carmichael
  • Her twin in mischief is Puck, and she, too, is fond of paying visits to the bungalow.
  • Extract from : « Lotus Buds » by Amy Carmichael
  • Bailey appeared to wilt under her gaze as if the spectacles were twin suns.
  • Extract from : « Cy Whittaker's Place » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Here he begat a family consisting of five pairs of twin male children.
  • Extract from : « Critias » by Plato
  • If Ase could afford clothes like that he might be his twin brother.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Antonyms for twin

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