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Yarn vs. Twine

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Main Difference

The main difference between Yarn and Twine is that the Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibers and Twine is a light string or strong thread

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  • Yarn (noun)

    A twisted strand of fiber used for knitting or weaving.

  • Yarn (noun)

    Bundles of fibers twisted together, and which in turn are twisted in bundles to form strands, which in their turn are twisted or plaited to form rope.

  • Yarn (noun)

    A story, a tale, especially one that is incredible.

  • Yarn (verb)

    To tell a story or stories.

  • 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
  • Yarn (noun)

    Spun wool; woolen thread; also, thread of other material, as of cotton, flax, hemp, or silk; material spun and prepared for use in weaving, knitting, manufacturing sewing thread, or the like.

  • Yarn (noun)

    One of the threads of which the strands of a rope are composed.

  • Yarn (noun)

    A story told by a sailor for the amusement of his companions; a story or tale; as, to spin a yarn.

  • 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
  • Yarn (noun)

    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events;

    "his narration was hesitant"

  • Yarn (noun)

    a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

  • Yarn (verb)

    tell or spin a yarn

  • 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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