Definition of Twining

1. a. Winding around something; twisting; embracing; climbing by winding about a support; as, the hop is a twinning plant.



2. a. The act of one who, or that which, twines; (Bot.) the act of climbing spirally.

Definition of Twining

1. Noun. A layout or motion that twines. ¹

2. Noun. (British uncountable regional West Cumbria) complaining or grumbling ¹

3. Verb. (past of twine) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Twining

1. twine [v] - See also: twine

Medical Definition of Twining

1. Winding around something; twisting; embracing; climbing by winding about a support; as, the hop is a twinning plant. The act of one who, or that which, twines; the act of climbing spirally. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twining

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twines
twinflower
twinflowers
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twinged
twingeing
twinges
twinging
twinhull
twinhulled
twinhulls
twinier
twiniest
twinight
twining (current term)
twiningly
twinings
twinjet
twinjets
twink
twinked
twinkie
twinkies
twinking
twinkle
twinkle toes
twinkled
twinkler
twinklers

Literary usage of Twining

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"From Painswick Thomas twining, born in 1675, •went to London with his lather ... In 1793 twining was elected a director of the East India Company. ..."

2. Text-book of Botany, Morphological and Physiological by Julius Sachs (1882)
"The stems of climbing plants, composed of long internodes, have the power of twining spirally round upright slender supports ; and the long petioles of the ..."

3. Physiological Botany: I. Outlines of the Histology of Phaenogamous Plants by George Lincoln Goodale (1885)
"The most striking of these differences is that observed in twining stems. ... Although only a special case under a general class, twining stems may well ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1787)
"By Thomas twining, MA Vicar of White ... af the poor it their poverty, Mr. twining forcibly recommends to the attention and encouragement of his hearers, ..."

5. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1880)
"4, 16,1794, Stokes, Mary, and Elias twining. 6,10,1795, Stokes, Susannah, ... 4,18, 1765, twining, Stephen, and Mary Wilkinson. 11.15, 1797, twining, Tamer, ..."

6. Gray's Botanical Text-book by Asa Gray (1885)
"The most striking of these differences is that observed in twining stems. ... Although only a special case under a general class, twining stems may well ..."

7. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of public instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1880)
"4, 16, 1794, Stokes, Mary, and Elias twining. 6, 10, 1795, Stokes, Susannah, and William Lownes, ... 11, 12, 1783, twining, Elizabeth, and William Hopkins. ..."

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