Twine

Definition of Twine

Pronunciation: twīn
n.1.A twist; a convolution.
Typhon huge, ending in snaky twine.
- Milton.
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.
3.The act of twining or winding round.
Twine reeler
a kind of machine for twisting twine; a kind of mule, or spinning machine.
v. t.1.To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.
[imp. & p. p. Twined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Twining.]
2.To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.
Let me twine
Mine arms about that body.
- Shak.
3.To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.
Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine.
- Pope.
4.To change the direction of.
5.To mingle; to mix.
v. i.1.To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.
2.To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.
3.To turn round; to revolve.
4.To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine.

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