twin


twin
twin [twin]
adj.
[ME < OE twinn & ON tvinnr, double, both < base of TWO]
1.
a) consisting of or being two separate but similar or closely related things; forming a pair; double; paired [twin beds]
b) being one of a pair of such things; being a counterpart
2.
a) being two offspring from the same pregnancy [twin girls]
b) being either one of two offspring from the same pregnancy [a twin sister]
n.
1. either one of two offspring from the same pregnancy: twins are either identical (produced from the same ovum) or fraternal (produced from separate ova)
2. either one of two persons or things very much alike in appearance, shape, structure, etc.
3. a compound crystal of two crystals or parts having a common face but in reversed positions with respect to each other
vi.
twinned, twinning
1. to give birth to twins
2. to be paired or coupled (with another)
3. Archaic to be born at the same birth
vt.
1. to give birth to as twins
2. to be or provide a counterpart to
3. to pair or couple
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the Twins
Gemini, the constellation and third sign of the zodiac

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