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No, no, no separate but equal... never the twain shall meet. And the pendulum kept swinging and it came to rest in the bastard hybrid known as the Daily Show.
Mo Rocca

Meaning of "twain" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TWAIN

Old English twēgen; related to Old Saxon twēne, Old High German zwēne, Old Norse tveir, Gothic twai.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TWAIN

twain  [tweɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TWAIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Twain can act as a noun and a determiner.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The determinant is a modifier that provides context to the noun, often in terms of quantity and possession.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TWAIN


atwain
əˈtweɪn
Bahrain
bɑːˈreɪn
brain
breɪn
campaign
kæmˈpeɪn
chain
tʃeɪn
contain
kənˈteɪn
cordwain
ˈkɔːdˌweɪn
domain
dəˈmeɪn
explain
ɪkˈspleɪn
gain
ɡeɪn
Haywain
ˈheɪweɪn
jane
dʒeɪn
lain
leɪn
lane
leɪn
queyn
kweɪn
swain
sweɪn
Sweyn
sweɪn
wain
weɪn
wane
weɪn
Wayne
weɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TWAIN

twa
twaddle
twaddler
twaddly
twae
twaite shad
twal
twalpenny
twang
twanger
twangingly
twangle
twangler
twangy
twank
twankay
twat
twattle
twattler
twayblade

WORDS THAT END LIKE TWAIN

again
ain
boatswain
Britain
captain
certain
cockswain
coxswain
in the main
in the public domain
maintain
mountain
obtain
pain
plain
rain
remain
Spain
terrain
train

Synonyms and antonyms of twain in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «twain» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TWAIN

Find out the translation of twain to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of twain from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «twain» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

船儿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

twain
570 millions of speakers

English

twain
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ट्वेन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

توين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Твен
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

TWAIN
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উভয়ে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

TWAIN
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dua
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

TWAIN
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

二つ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

트웨인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Loro
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ட்வைன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दोन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iki parça
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

due
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

TWAIN
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Твен
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Twain
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Τουέιν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Twain
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

twain
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

TWAIN
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of twain

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TWAIN»

The term «twain» is very widely used and occupies the 16.447 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TWAIN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «twain» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «twain» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about twain

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2 QUOTES WITH «TWAIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word twain.
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Pontius Pilate
Whether will the twain will ye that I release unto you?
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Mo Rocca
No, no, no separate but equal... never the twain shall meet. And the pendulum kept swinging and it came to rest in the bastard hybrid known as the Daily Show.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TWAIN»

Discover the use of twain in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to twain and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Mark Twain: A Life
Mark Twain founded the American voice.
Ron Powers, 2005
2
Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition
This Reader’s Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader, without the editorial explanatory notes.
Mark Twain, Ms. Harriet E. Smith, 2012
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From This Moment On
A country music star who has had immense success at crossing over into pop music discusses both her personal and professional life.
Shania Twain, 2012
4
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. ILLUSTRATED. : Illustrated by ...
Tom is an escape master, and a professional trickster. The best known passage in the book describes how Sawyer persuades his friends to whitewash, or paint, a long fence for him. -- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Mark Twain, 2008
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The Innocents Abroad
The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress was published by American author Mark Twain in 1869.
Mark Twain, 2008
6
Life on the Mississippi
Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain's depiction of his life on the Mississippi river as a steamboat pilot; beginning with a brief history of the river, continuing with a depiction of his early training as a steamboat pilot and following ...
Mark Twain, 2004
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Mark Twain's Book of Animals
This beautiful volume, illustrated with 30 new images by master engraver Barry Moser, gathers writings from the full span of Mark TwainOCOs career and elucidates his special attachment to and regard for animals.
Mark Twain, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, 2009
8
Roughing It
"This text from the edition published 1872 by the American Publishing Company"--T.p. verso.
Mark Twain, 2004
9
Mark Twain Himself: A Pictorial Biography
More than six hundred illustrations help capture the essence of one of America's favorite authors, from his days as a printer, pilot, and soldier to his years as a reporter, humorist, and publisher.
Mark Twain, Milton Meltzer, 2002
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Never the Twain Shall Meet: Bell, Gallaudet, and the ...
Never the Twain Shall Meet focuses on the debate over this question, especially as it was waged in the 19th century, when it was at its highest pitch and the battle lines were clearly drawn.
Richard Winefield, 1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TWAIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term twain is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mark Twain stories, 150 years old, uncovered by Berkeley scholars
Twain had been resisting becoming a humorist, according to Hirst, because at the time humor was considered a lower order of writing. He was in debt and ... «The Guardian, May 15»
2
Eddie Murphy to receive Kennedy Center's 2015 Mark Twain Prize
Eddie Murphy, known for his sharp comic observations and salty language, will receive the Kennedy Center's 2015 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. «Washington Post, Apr 15»
3
Mark Twain's newspaper sees 21st century revival
RENO, Nev. - The historic Nevada newspaper where Mark Twain cut his journalistic teeth is back in publication for the first time in three decades, and its owners ... «CBS News, Mar 15»
4
Shania Twain Sides With Swift and Bieber on 'Watch What Happens …
In celebration of her recently released CD/DVD, Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas, and the announcement of her final tour, Shania Twain has been making ... «RollingStone.com, Mar 15»
5
“I'll be sad to say goodbye, it will be an emotional time.”
Country superstar Shania Twain says “it will be sad to say goodbye” to performing on stage when her summer farewell tour ends, but she wants her fans to know ... «CTV News, Mar 15»
6
Shania Twain Announces Farewell Tour
Man, she feels like a woman ready to go on a farewell tour. Country music superstar Shania Twain announced she will be doing just that -- launching a farewell ... «ABC News, Mar 15»
7
Stolen Mark Twain plaque was briefly hidden in snow
The Mark Twain plaque stolen from Woodlawn Cemetery spent time buried in the snow at Eldridge Park, in the back seat of a Cadillac and hidden in a Northside ... «Elmira Star-Gazette, Feb 15»
8
Mark Twain's grave vandalized
Elmira City Police and the administrator of Woodlawn Cemetery are searching for the person who removed the bronze likeness of Mark Twain from his gravesite ... «Elmira Star-Gazette, Jan 15»
9
Jay Leno, the King of Late Night, gets his laugh lines at Mark Twain
Accepting the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night at the Kennedy Center, the legendary host of “The Tonight Show” performed some ... «Washington Post, Oct 14»
10
Shania Twain's Las Vegas residency to end in December
Country superstar Shania Twain will end her residency in Las Vegas with a final show Dec. 13, two years after she made a grand Sin City entrance on ... «Fox News, Jul 14»

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