• A twist; a convolution.
  • 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.
  • The act of twining or winding round.
  • Intimate and suggestive dance gyrations.


  • To weave together.
  • To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.
  • To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.
  • To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved; to intertwine.
  • To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.
  • To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally.
  • To turn round; to revolve.
  • To change the direction of.
  • To mingle; to mix.
  • Alternative of twin


  • From Middle English twyn, twyne, twin, from Old English twīn ("double thread, twist, twine, linen-thread, linen"), from Proto-West Germanic *twiʀn ("thread, twine"), from Proto-Indo-European *dwisnós ("double"), from *dwóh₁.
  • From Middle English twinen, twynen, from Old English *twīnian ("to twine, thread"), from Proto-Germanic *twiznōną ("to thread"), from Proto-Indo-European *dwisnós ("double"), from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁ ("two"). Cognate with Dutch twijnen ("to twine, contort, throw"), Danish tvinde ("to twist"), Swedish tvinna ("to twist, twine, throw"), Icelandic tvinna ("to merge, twine").

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