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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Twin  \Twin\,  a.  [OE.  twin  double,  AS  getwinne  two  and  two  pl., 
  twins;  akin  to  D.  tweeling  a  twin,  G.  zwilling,  OHG. 
  zwiniling  Icel.  tvennr  tvinnr  two  and  two  twin,  and  to 
  AS  twi-  two  See  {Twice},  {Two}.] 
  1.  Being  one  of  two  born  at  a  birth;  as  a  twin  brother  or 
  2.  Being  one  of  a  pair  much  resembling  one  another;  standing 
  the  relation  of  a  twin  to  something  else;  --  often 
  followed  by  to  or  with  --Shak. 
  3.  (Bot.)  Double;  consisting  of  two  similar  and  corresponding 
  4.  (Crystallog.)  Composed  of  parts  united  according  to  some 
  definite  law  of  twinning.  See  {Twin},  n.,  4. 
  {Twin  boat},  or  {Twin  ship}  (Naut.),  a  vessel  whose  deck  and 
  upper  works  rest  on  two  parallel  hulls. 
  {Twin  crystal}.  See  {Twin},  n.,  4. 
  {Twin  flower}  (Bot.),  a  delicate  evergreen  plant  ({Linn[ae]a 
  borealis})  of  northern  climates,  which  has  pretty, 
  fragrant,  pendulous  flowers  borne  in  pairs  on  a  slender 
  {Twin-screw  steamer},  a  steam  vessel  propelled  by  two  screws, 
  one  on  either  side  of  the  plane  of  the  keel. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Twin  \Twin\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Twinned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  bring  forth  twins.  --Tusser. 
  2.  To  be  born  at  the  same  birth.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Twin  \Twin\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  be  twins,  or  like  twins  in  any  way  --Shak. 
  Still  we  moved  Together,  twinned,  as  horse's  ear  and 
  eye.  --Tennyson. 
  2.  To  separate  into  two  parts  to  part  to  divide;  hence  to 
  remove;  also  to  strip;  to  rob.  [Obs.] 
  The  life  out  of  her  body  for  to  twin.  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Twin  \Twin\,  n. 
  1.  One  of  two  produced  at  a  birth,  especially  by  an  animal 
  that  ordinarily  brings  forth  but  one  at  a  birth;  --  used 
  chiefly  in  the  plural,  and  applied  to  the  young  of  beasts 
  as  well  as  to  human  young. 
  2.  pl  (Astron.)  A  sign  and  constellation  of  the  zodiac; 
  Gemini.  See  {Gemini}. 
  3.  A  person  or  thing  that  closely  resembles  another. 
  4.  (Crystallog.)  A  compound  crystal  composed  of  two  or  more 
  crystals,  or  parts  of  crystals,  in  reversed  position  with 
  reference  to  each  other 
  Note:  The  relative  position  of  the  parts  of  a  twin  may  be 
  explained  by  supposing  one  part  to  be  revolved  180[deg] 
  about  a  certain  axis  (called  the  twinning  axis),  this 
  axis  being  normal  to  a  plane  (called  the  twinning 
  plane)  which  is  usually  one  of  the  fundamental  planes 
  of  the  crystal.  This  revolution  brings  the  two  parts 
  into  parallel  position,  or  vice  versa.  A  contact  twin 
  is  one  in  which  the  parts  are  united  by  a  plane 
  surface,  called  the  composition  face,  which  is  usually 
  the  same  as  the  twinning  plane.  A  penetration  twin  is 
  one  in  which  the  parts  interpenetrate  each  other  often 
  very  irregularly.  Twins  are  also  called  according  to 
  form  cruciform,  geniculated,  etc 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Twin  \Twin\,  v.  i. 
  To  depart  from  a  place  or  thing  [Obs.]  ``Ere  that  we  farther 
  twin.''  --Chaucer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  being  two  identical  [syn:  {duplicate},  {matching},  {twin(a)}, 
  2:  very  similar  [syn:  {siamese}] 
  n  1:  either  of  two  offspring  born  at  the  same  time 
  2:  a  waterfall  in  the  Snake  River  in  southern  Idaho  [syn:  {Twin}, 
  {Twin  Falls}] 
  3:  a  duplicate  copy  [syn:  {counterpart},  {similitude}] 
  v  1:  duplicate  or  match;  "The  polished  surface  twinned  his  face 
  and  chest  in  reverse"  [syn:  {duplicate},  {parallel}] 
  2:  bring  two  objects,  ideas,  or  people  together;  "This  fact  is 
  coupled  to  the  other  one"  [syn:  {match},  {mate},  {couple}, 
  3:  grow  as  twins,  of  crystals 
  4:  give  birth  to  twins 

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