Definition of Twain

1. Noun. Two items of the same kind.

Exact synonyms: Brace, Couple, Couplet, Distich, Duad, Duet, Duo, Dyad, Pair, Span, Twosome, Yoke
Terms within: Fellow, Mate
Generic synonyms: 2, Deuce, Ii, Two
Specialized synonyms: Doubleton
Derivative terms: Couple, Pair, Pair



Definition of Twain

1. a. & n. Two; -- nearly obsolete in common discourse, but used in poetry and burlesque.

Definition of Twain

1. Noun. (computing) A standard software protocol and applications programming interface (API) that regulates communication between software applications and imaging devices such as scanners and digital cameras ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

3. Cardinal number. (dated) two ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Twain

1. a set of two [n -S]

Medical Definition of Twain

1. Two;- nearly obsolete in common discourse, but used in poetry and burlesque. "Children twain." "And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain." (Matt. V. 41) In twain, in halves; into two parts; asunder. "When old winder split the rocks in twain." (Dryden) Twain cloud. Same as Cumulo-stratus. Origin: OE. Twein, tweien, tweyne, AS. Twegen, masc. See Two. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twain

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twa
twaddle
twaddled
twaddler
twaddlers
twaddles
twaddlier
twaddling
twaddly
twae
twaes
twafald
twagger
twaggers
twain (current term)
twain cloud
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twaite
twaites
twal
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twang
twanged
twanger
twangers
twangier
twangiest
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twangingly

Literary usage of Twain

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1. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1921)
"Mark twain, 1912. [Includes material published in various articles on Mark twain in ... Mark twain. A Biography. The Personal and Literary Life of Samuel ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1915)
"Yes, it was Mark twain himself, though that was not the name he gave, and at his request I brought out one after another of those whom he wished to meet him ..."

3. A History of American Literature Since 1870 by Fred Lewis Pattee (1915)
"CHAPTER III MARK twain With Mark twain, American literature became for the first time ... Mark twain interpreted the West from the standpoint of a native. ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny? Of Him whosoever is in the ... But for him who fears the station of his Lord are gardens twain! ..."

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