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.
Twine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Twined p. pr. & vb. n. Twining.]
1. To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.
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. [Obs.]
5. To mingle; to mix. [Obs.]
Twine, v. i.
1. To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.
2. To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.
As rivers, though they bend and twine,
Still to the sea their course incline. --Swift.
3. To turn round; to revolve. [Obs.]
4. To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine.
n : a lightweight cord [syn: string]
v 1: spin or twist together so as to form a cord; "intertwine the
ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope" [syn: intertwine,
entwine, enlace, interlace, lace] [ant: untwine]
2: coil around; "Wisteria twining the fence posts"
3: wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger";
"Twine the thread around the spool" [syn: wind, wrap,
roll] [ant: unwind]
4: make by twisting together or intertwining; "twine a rope"
5: form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted" [syn: twist,
distort] [ant: untwist]