Search Result for "twine":
1. a lightweight cord;
[syn: string, twine]
1. spin,wind, or twist together;
- Example: "intertwine the ribbons"
- Example: "Twine the threads into a rope"
- Example: "intertwined hearts"
[syn: intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace]
2. arrange or or coil around;
- Example: "roll your hair around your finger"
- Example: "Twine the thread around the spool"
- Example: "She wrapped her arms around the child"
[syn: wind, wrap, roll, twine]
3. make by twisting together or intertwining;
- Example: "twine a rope"
4. form into a spiral shape;
- Example: "The cord is all twisted"
[syn: twist, twine, distort]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Twine \Twine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Twined; p. pr. & vb. n. Twining.] [OE. twinen, fr. AS. tw[imac]n a twisted thread; akin to D. twijnen to twine, Icel. & Sw. tvinna, Dan. tvinde. See Twine, n.] 1. To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen. [1913 Webster] 2. To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body. [1913 Webster] Let me twine Mine arms about that body. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To wind about; to embrace; to entwine. [1913 Webster] Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. To change the direction of. [Obs.] --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 5. To mingle; to mix. [Obs.] --Crashaw. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Twine \Twine\ (tw[imac]n), n. [AS. tw[imac]n, properly, a twisted or double thread; akin to D. twijn, Icel. tvinni; from twi-. See Twice, and cf. Twin.] 1. A twist; a convolution. [1913 Webster] Typhon huge, ending in snaky twine. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] 3. The act of twining or winding round. --J. Philips. [1913 Webster] Twine reeler, a kind of machine for twisting twine; a kind of mule, or spinning machine. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Twine \Twine\, v. i. 1. To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved. [1913 Webster] 2. To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander. [1913 Webster] As rivers, though they bend and twine, Still to the sea their course incline. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. To turn round; to revolve. [Obs.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 4. To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
85 Moby Thesaurus words for "twine": band, begird, belt, belt in, braid, brail, cable, cincture, circle, coil, contort, cord, corkscrew, crinkle, curl, encincture, encircle, engird, enlace, enmesh, ensphere, entangle, entwine, gird, girdle, interknit, interlace, intertie, intertissue, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, knit, lace, ligament, ligation, ligature, line, loom, loop, mat, meander, net, noose, plait, pleach, raddle, ring, rope, scallop, screw, serpentine, slink, snake, spiral, splice, spun yarn, string, swirl, tangle, tendon, thong, tissue, turn, twill, twine around, twirl, twist, twist and turn, undulate, wattle, weave, web, whirl, whorl, wind, wire, worm, wrap, wreathe, wreathe around, wring, yarn, zone