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Rope vs. Twine

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Main Difference

The main difference between Rope and Twine is that the Rope is a linear collection of plies, yarns or strands which are twisted or braided together and Twine is a light string or strong thread.

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  • Rope (noun)

    Thick strings, yarn, monofilaments, metal wires, or strands of other cordage that are twisted together to form a stronger line. t

    "Nylon rope is usually stronger than similar rope made of plant fibers."

  • Rope (noun)

    An individual length of such material.

    "The swinging bridge is constructed of 40 logs and 30 ropes."

  • Rope (noun)

    A cohesive strand of something.

  • Rope (noun)

    A continuous stream.

  • Rope (noun)

    A hard line drive.

    "He hit a rope past third and into the corner."

  • Rope (noun)

    A long thin segment of soft clay, either extruded or formed by hand.

  • Rope (noun)

    A data structure resembling a string, using a concatenation tree in which each leaf represents a character.

  • Rope (noun)

    A unit of distance equivalent to the distance covered in six months by a god flying at ten million miles per second.s

  • Rope (noun)

    A necklace of at least 1 meter in length.

  • Rope (noun)

    Cordage of at least 1 inch in diameter, or a length of such cordage.

  • Rope (noun)

    A unit of length equal to 20 feet.

  • Rope (noun)

    Flunitrazepam, also known as Rohypnol.

  • Rope (noun)

    A shot of semen that a man releases during ejaculation.

  • Rope (noun)

    The small intestines.

    "the ropes of birds"

  • Rope (verb)

    To tie (something) with something.

    "The robber roped the victims."

  • Rope (verb)

    To throw a rope around (something).

    "The cowboy roped the calf."

  • Rope (verb)

    To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread.

  • Rope (verb)

    To commit suicide

    "My life is a mess, I might as well rope."

  • Twine (noun)

    A twist; a convolution.

  • Twine (noun)

    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.

  • Twine (noun)

    The act of twining or winding round.

  • Twine (noun)

    Intimate and suggestive dance gyrations.

    "1965, Wilson Pickett, Don't Fight It (blues song), BMI Music."

  • Twine (verb)

    To weave together.

  • Twine (verb)

    To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.

  • Twine (verb)

    To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.

  • Twine (verb)

    To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved; to intertwine.

  • Twine (verb)

    To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.

  • Twine (verb)

    To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally.

    "Many plants twine."

  • Twine (verb)

    To turn round; to revolve.

  • Twine (verb)

    To change the direction of.

  • Twine (verb)

    To mingle; to mix.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Rope (noun)

    A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided together. It differs from cord, line, and string, only in its size. See Cordage.

  • Rope (noun)

    A row or string consisting of a number of things united, as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.

  • Rope (noun)

    The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.

  • Rope (verb)

    To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.

  • Rope

    To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods.

  • Rope

    To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope.

  • Rope

    To partition, separate, or divide off, by means of a rope, so as to include or exclude something; as, to rope in, or rope off, a plot of ground; to rope out a crowd.

  • Rope

    To lasso (a steer, horse).

  • Rope

    To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters.

  • Rope

    To prevent from winning (as a horse), by pulling or curbing.

  • Twine (noun)

    A twist; a convolution.

  • Twine (noun)

    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.

  • Twine (noun)

    The act of twining or winding round.

  • Twine

    To twist together; to form by twisting or winding of threads; to wreathe; as, fine twined linen.

  • Twine

    To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.

  • Twine

    To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.

  • Twine

    To change the direction of.

  • Twine

    To mingle; to mix.

  • Twine (verb)

    To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved.

  • Twine (verb)

    To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.

  • Twine (verb)

    To turn round; to revolve.

  • Twine (verb)

    To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally; as, many plants twine.

Webster Dictionary
  • Rope (noun)

    a strong line

  • Rope (noun)

    street names for flunitrazepan

  • Rope (verb)

    catch with a lasso;

    "rope cows"

  • Rope (verb)

    fasten with a rope;

    "rope the bag securely"

  • Twine (noun)

    a lightweight cord

  • Twine (verb)

    spin or twist together so as to form a cord;

    "intertwine the ribbons"

    "Twine the threads into a rope"

  • Twine (verb)

    coil around;

    "Wisteria twining the fence posts"

  • Twine (verb)

    wrap or coil around;

    "roll your hair around your finger"

    "Twine the thread around the spool"

  • Twine (verb)

    make by twisting together or intertwining;

    "twine a rope"

  • Twine (verb)

    form into a spiral shape;

    "The cord is all twisted"

Princeton's WordNet

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