Definition of Twine

1. Noun. A lightweight cord.

Exact synonyms: String
Specialized synonyms: Chalk Line, Snap Line, Snapline, Packthread
Generic synonyms: Cord
Derivative terms: String, String

2. Verb. Spin,wind, or twist together. "Intertwined hearts"
Exact synonyms: Enlace, Entwine, Interlace, Intertwine, Lace
Generic synonyms: Distort, Twist
Specialized synonyms: Wind, Wreathe, Wattle, Plash, Pleach, Knot, Ravel, Tangle, Splice
Derivative terms: Twiner
Antonyms: Untwine

3. Verb. Arrange or or coil around. "The wires twine around the stick"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
Exact synonyms: Roll, Wind, Wrap
Specialized synonyms: Spool, Reel, Ball, Clew, Clue, Coil, Curl, Loop
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Roll, Roller, Winder, Winder
Also: Roll Up, Wrap Up
Antonyms: Unwind

4. Verb. Make by twisting together or intertwining. "Twine a rope"
Related verbs: Enlace, Entwine, Interlace, Intertwine, Lace
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Derivative terms: Twiner

5. Verb. Form into a spiral shape. "The cord is all twisted"
Exact synonyms: Distort, Twist
Generic synonyms: Change Form, Change Shape, Deform
Specialized synonyms: Wrench, Wring, Contort, Deform, Distort, Wring, Entangle, Mat, Snarl, Tangle, Enlace, Entwine, Interlace, Intertwine, Lace, Spin, Interweave, Weave
Derivative terms: Distortion, Twist
Antonyms: Untwist

Definition of Twine

1. n. A twist; a convolution.

2. v. t. To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.

3. v. i. To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.

Definition of Twine

1. Noun. A twist; a convolution. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. The act of twining or winding round. ¹

4. Noun. Intimate and suggestive dance gyrations. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To weave. ¹

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Definition of Twine

1. to twist together [v TWINED, TWINING, TWINES]

Medical Definition of Twine

1. 1. To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved. 2. To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander. "As rivers, though they bend and twine, Still to the sea their course incline." (Swift) 3. To turn round; to revolve. 4. To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Twine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The output of twine, other than binder twine, was valued at ... Hemp twine showed an increase of 16.3 per cent in quantity and 45.1 per cent in value, ..."

2. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1890)
"Were the grain growers of the West to demand American hemp twine and use no other, raising the raw product on Western farms, it would be next thing to ..."

3. Labor Laws and Their Enforcement: With Special Reference to Massachusetts by Charles Edward Person, Susan Myra Kingsbury (1911)
"Practically all the work in the rope and twine factories has bearing on the health of the women and children operatives. Women and girls are employed almost ..."

4. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"4*5 ii • TWIST YE, twine /E ! EVEN SO ' From Chapter iv. TWIST ye, twine ye ! even so, Mingle shades of joy and woe, Hope and fear ..."

5. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"As soon as any of the thunderclouds come over the kite, the pointed wire will draw the electric fire from them, and the kite with all the twine will be ..."

6. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1860)
"third stalk is put on the same pide of the first, the twine passed around, and the next on the other side, end doors, to show tbe manner of banging the ..."

7. Canada Year Book by Statistics Canada (1908)
"The binder twine bounty is made equal to export duty on manilla fibre, or 75 cents per 100 kilos, (l kilo.=2'204 Ib.). TABLE CCLXVIII. ..."

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