twin

twin
[[t]twɪ̱n[/t]]
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twins, twinning, twinned
1) N-COUNT: oft N n If two people are twins, they have the same mother and were born on the same day.

Sarah was looking after the twins...

I think there are many positive aspects to being a twin...

She had a twin brother and a younger brother.

2) ADJ: ADJ n Twin is used to describe a pair of things that look the same and are close together.

...the twin spires of the cathedral.

...the world's largest twin-engined aircraft.

3) ADJ: ADJ n Twin is used to describe two things or ideas that are similar or connected in some way.

...the twin concepts of liberty and equality...

Nothing was done to save these women from the twin evils of begging or the workhouse.

4) VERB: usu passive When a place or organization in one country is twinned with a place or organization in another country, a special relationship is formally established between them. [BRIT]

[be V-ed with n] Five Polish banks are to be twinned with counterparts in Western Europe...

[V-ed] The borough is twinned with Kasel in Germany.

Derived words:
twinning N-UNCOUNT

The twinning of Leeds and St Mary was formalised at a function held last week.

5) ADJ: ADJ n Twin towns or cities are twinned with each other. [BRIT]

This led Zagreb's twin town, Mainz, to donate ₤70,000-worth of high-quality equipment.

(in AM, use sister cities)
6) See also , Siamese twin

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