twin set, twin-set meaning, twin set, twin-set definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( twinsets    plural  ) , twin set, twin-set          A twinset is a set of women's clothing, consisting of a cardigan and sweater of the same colour.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
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twin     ( twins    plural & 3rd person present)   ( twinning    present participle)   ( twinned    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   If two people are twins, they have the same mother and were born on the same day.  
oft N n  
Sarah was looking after the twins..., She had a twin brother and a younger brother.     
2       adj   Twin is used to describe a pair of things that look the same and are close together.  
ADJ n  
...the twin spires of the cathedral., ...the world's largest twin-engined aircraft.     
3       adj   Twin is used to describe two things or ideas that are similar or connected in some way.  
ADJ n  
...the twin concepts of liberty and equality...     
4       verb   When a place or organization in one country is twinnedwith a place or organization in another country, a special relationship is formally established between them.  
  (BRIT)   usu passive  
Five Polish banks are to be twinned with counterparts in Western Europe...      be V-ed with n  
The borough is twinned with Kasel in Germany.      V-ed  
5       adj   Twin towns or cities are twinned with each other.  
  (BRIT)   ADJ n  
This led Zagreb's twin town, Mainz, to donate £70,000-worth of high-quality equipment.     
in AM, use sister cities     
    identical twin  
    Siamese twin  

conjoined twin     ( conjoined twins    plural  ) Conjoined twins are twins who are born with their bodies joined.      n-count  
identical twin        ( identical twins    plural  ) Identical twins are twins of the same sex who look exactly the same.      n-count   usu pl  
Siamese twin     ( Siamese twins    plural  ) Siamese twins are twins who are born with their bodies joined.      n-count  
twin bed        ( twin beds    plural  ) Twin beds are two single beds in one bedroom.      n-count   usu pl  
twin-bedded      , twin bedded  
A twin-bedded room, for example in a hotel, has two single beds.  
  (mainly BRIT)      adj   ADJ n  

Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  



      n   clone, corollary, counterpart, double, duplicate, fellow, likeness, lookalike, match, mate, ringer     (slang)  
      adj   corresponding, double, dual, duplicate, geminate, identical, matched, matching, paired, parallel, twofold  
      vb   couple, join, link, match, pair, yoke  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
something excellent, impressive
E.g.: The concert was a real doozy.
set of virtual assets belonging to an user
a set of ideas, rules, or beliefs from which something is developed, or on which decisions are based
The educational framework of ISB is much different from the framework (curriculum) where I used to go to school. I do like it though.
set of words and word groups together with their definition, translation, grammar category or usage examples, and which can be searched through an index or a search engine
Patient that has lost reactivity , reactions to stimulations, reflexes (Areflexia) = Dead or Comatous
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
A set of one’s web assets, created with the intention of facilitating the transference of online assets and value upon ones death.
expression referring to a high amount of effort, dedication, endurance for pursuing a cause, achieving a goal
He put blood, sweat and tears in making this movie
No, no quiero regresar, quiero irme
clean, neat, groom
primary, main, basic
cool, balanced, self-confident
e.g. a very together woman
amazing, awesome, extraordinary
[Slang] e.g.: amazeballs show
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
crook, swindler
throat, gullet
black country dialect, also Leeds
slinger, rigger
A slinger or rigger is somebody who is responsible for attaching a load to a crane
mess, disaster
It is often used to describe how someone looks or feels. E.g: I'm a train wreck all day if I don't have a cup of coffee.
buttocks, butt, ass.
to say, pronounce, speak
ex.: The child sounded out each word out loud as she read her book.
idiot, ridiculous person
relax, calm down
said to make someone temper his nerves or enthusiasm. E.g.: Chill out, I didn't take your car!
careful, cautious, mindful, meaningful
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