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Definition of the noun twain

What does twain mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: twains

  1. two items of the same kind
    • examples: Mark Twain said, "All generalizations are false, including this one.” | One of my favorite quotes by Mark Twain is, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." | Tom certainly seems to enjoy reading Mark Twain. | Tom certainly seems to enjoy reading books by Mark Twain. | One day Mark Twain surprisingly confessed: "I am not as young as I was several years ago..." | Mark Twain was an American novelist.
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonyms of twain: brace / couple / couplet / distich / duad / duet / duo / dyad / pair / span / twosome / yoke
    • more generic words: 2 / deuce / II / two = the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    • more specific word: doubleton = a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
    • part: fellow / mate = one of a pair

Other definitions of twain

What does twain also mean?


  1. [dated] two


Who is Twain?

Twain a.k.a. Mark Twain: Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called "the Great American Novel".


"Twain" is a musical album of Rebecca Martin.

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Twain is a census-designated place in Plumas County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 82, down from 87 at the 2000 census.


TWAIN is an applications programming interface and communications protocol that regulates communication between software and digital imaging devices, such as image scanners and digital cameras.

Phrases with Twain

  1. twain cloud
  2. In Twain
  3. mark twain

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Twain

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Google previewThe Business of Technology: Digital Multimedia (2007)

by Susan Lake, Karen Bean May

TWAIN is an acronym for a software standard TWAIN is an acronym that all scanner and digital camera manufacturers agree to use. Any indicating that the 50ftware TWAIN—compliant software package can work with any scanner. Today can ...

Google previewPhilosophical Logic (2011)

An Introduction to Advanced Topics by George Englebretsen, Charles Sayward

We don't say “Every Twain is Clemens” or “Some Twain is the author of Huckleberry Finn, or even “Somel every Twain is . . .,” we simply use the name alone. Relationals in TFL It is important to realize that every. Exercise 8.2 Translate into ...

Google previewCurrent Opinion... (1909)

by Edward Jewitt Wheeler

Professor Henderson tells us: "Mark Twain is a great humorist — more genial than grim, more good-humored than ironic,

Google previewPhotopedia (2007)

The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource (Adobe Reader) by Michael R. Miller

TWAIN is the software standard used by all scanner manufacturers. When you first install your scanner, you also install a TWAIN driver on your computer; this driver is necessary to operate the scanner and serves as the interface between your ...

Google previewActs of God (2006)

The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America by Ted Steinberg

—Mark Twain means big business. Nineteen ninetysix brought over 600,000 cameratoting tourists to the village that defines the sentimentalized picture of nineteenthcentury life and culture envisioned by ...

Google previewShakespeare and His Authors (2015)

Critical Perspectives on the Authorship Question by William Leahy

Twain is an interesting and ...

Google previewUsing a Dictionary, Grades 4 - 8 (2001)

by Deborah White Broadwater

Mark Twain Media, Inc, Publishers 13 Using a Dictionary Guide Words: Introduction Guide Words Introduction.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2013)

Volume 21: Art and Architecture by Judith H. Bonner, Estill Curtis Pennington

Mark Twain commented caustically on the phenomenon and ...

Google previewOklahoma Biographical Dictionary (1999)

by Jan Onofrio

Mark Sullivan and others regretted the lack in Rogers of "a consistent philosophy" such as Mark Twain had; but Rogers, who had no delusions of becoming a literary classic and was more easy-going, without the depths of fierce perplexity in ...

Google previewDictionary of Proverbs (2005)

by G.kleiser

Twain, Mark Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one's head. — Twain, Mark Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave ...

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The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. (Mark Twain)
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Scrabble value of T1W4A1I1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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