—n. 1. a strong thread or string composed of two or more strands twisted together.
2. an act of twining, twisting, or interweaving.
3. a coiled or twisted object or part; convolution.
4. a twist or turn in anything.
5. a knot or tangle.
—v.t. 1. to twist together; interwind; interweave.
2. to form by or as by twisting together: to twine a wreath. 3. to twist (one strand, thread, or the like) with another; interlace.
4. to insert with a twisting or winding motion (usually fol. by in or into): He twined his fingers in his hair. 5. to clasp or enfold (something) around something else; place by or as if by winding (usually fol. by about, around, etc.): She twined her arms about the sculpture and carried it away. 6. to cause (a person, object, etc.) to be encircled with something else; wreathe; wrap: They twined the arch with flowers.
—v.i. 1. to wind about something; twist itself in spirals (usually fol. by about, around, etc.): Strangling vines twined about the tree. 2. to wind in a sinuous or meandering course.
Pronunciation: (twīn),[key] —v.t., v.i.,twined, twin•ing.Scot. to separate; part. Also,twin.