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noun 
  1. Either of two people (or, less commonly, animals) who shared the same uterus at the same time; one who was born at the same birth as a sibling.
  2. Either of two similar or closely related objects, entities etc.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: tweeling
  • French: jumeau
  • German: Zwilling(de)
  • Italian: gemello(it)m
  • Spanish: gemelo , mellizo (italbrac, strictly speaking, gemelo is only for monozygotic siblings, whereas dizygotic siblings should always be called mellizos), cuate (italbrac, Mexico - dizygotic sibling), cuache (italbrac, Guatemala - dizygotic sibling), guacho (italbrac, Honduras), guares (italbrac, Puerto Rico), jimagua (italbrac, Cuba), morocho (italbrac, Venezuela - dizygotic sibling)
verb (twin, n, ing)
  1. (italbrac, transitive, obsolete except Scotland) To separate, divide.
  2. (italbrac, intransitive, obsolete except Scotland) To split, part; to go away, depart.
  3. (usually in the passive) To join, unite; to form links between (now especially of two places in different countries).
Placetown in England is twinned with Machinville in France.
  1. (intransitive) To give birth to twins.
adjective 
  1. Forming a pair of twins.
the twin boys
  1. Forming a matched pair.
twin socks
Translations: 
  • Dutch: tweelings-
  • German: Zwillings-
Etymology: Old English twinn, earlier getwinn, Äetwinn, from Germanic.


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